The Olympics started last week, but I’ve been having a difficult time finding my favorite American and Cambodian athletes on television. I’m also a big fan of men’s swimming and women’s soccer games, but it’s nearly impossible to find entire games or races on television.
But one of our interns at the Embassy just showed me that the International Olympic Committee is providing free live streaming of all the events via YouTube. How great is that? Illegal downloading and streaming are major problems in both the U.S. and Cambodia, and it’s terrific that the IOC is offering this free and legal service to countries where full media coverage of the Olympics might be difficult to find.
You can find the Olympic YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/olympic, and you can search through live events to find your favorite sport. You can even watch events that have already happened in case you missed some! What events do you like to watch during the Olympics? Who are some of your favorite Cambodian athletes competing this summer? I’d love to do a feature on my Facebook page, so please let me know!
P.S. Check out this funny video from the USA Swimming Team!