Every four years, the United States comes together to celebrate the summer Olympic games and cheer on its hometown athletes. As one nation, we can relish in the spirit of friendly competition against other countries to watch our athletes put four years of unrelenting dedication and rigorous training into the world spotlight.
We've created this little guide to help you find everything you need to know about the 2012 Olympics, whiuch run through Aug. 12.
For full Olympic coverage, visit nbcolympics.com.
Can’t bear the thought of missing women’s gymnastics? Or men’s track and field? NBC’s website provides you with all the local TV Listings of the XXX London Olympics Games. Enter your zip code, your TV provider, select your local NBC station and voila! You’ve got all the TV listings by day and time, and also by sport so you can make sure to catch your favorites. Now it’s up to you to decide when you can actually tear yourself away from the screen.
NBC provides a nifty schedule that allows you to see what events are going on at exactly what time so you can plan the rest of your next three weeks around the Olympics. With 32 sports, you can track your favorites and ensure you’re comfortably settled on your couch before the competition kicks off.
The 530 American Olympians have been training non-stop for the past four years, and some, their entire lives. Which ones set Olympic records? Which ones blew away world records? Check out NBC’s results page to see how your local Olympians did in comparison to the other world-class athletes competing in the Games.
With 530 Americans representing our country, there are 530 solid opportunities to medal. So how many have we accumulated? Which country is closest behind us? Stay up to date on the winning athletes throughout the next three weeks.
Team USA Roster
The Olympic games are a time when Americans of many backgrounds, religions and political affiliations put aside differences and unite to support our U.S. Olympians competing in London. Find out who they are and discover their inspiring stories.
Missed a specific event or your favorite athlete? You can watch free videos on NBC’s Olympic website of your favorite sport, over and over and over again. Get more face-time with your Olympians as NBC shares exclusive interviews with athletes about training, their personal lives and their dreams of gold.
The summer Olympic games come once every four years and each one is chock full of memorable picture-perfect moments. Check out NBC’s photo gallery for those captured emotions during athletes’ victories and triumphs.