Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony Starts: How to Watch London 2012 Games Online Live Stream (PHOTOS)

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By Jim Gardner , Christian Post Contributor
July 27, 2012|4:29 pm

The London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony Commences Friday, sparking two weeks of the greatest sports festival on Earth. Here's how to watch all the a action from the Olympics through live streaming.

Click HERE to be taken to NBC's special live stream website, which is equipped with a free live-streaming feature that will allow you to watch all the Olympic events live as they take place in London over the next month.

A concept image of the London Olympic stadium in East London.
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A concept image of the London Olympic stadium in East London.

Unfortunately that list of events does not include the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, which has cost $42.5 million to put on and starts Friday at 4 p.m. ET.

The link will take you to NBC Olympics where you can enter your log in details of your TV provider, and if you have MSNBC or CNBC in your TV subscription you will be able to watch all the Olympic action live from this site.

The 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, which will not be available via online live stream, is dubbed "Isles of Wonder," and brings together the world's best athletes, leaders from all reaches of the earth and dedicated sports fans in one massive spectacle.

According to the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony's official website, "the Opening Ceremony is a celebration showcasing the best of the host nation. It also features a parade of all competing nations and the highly anticipated entrance of the Olympic flame, which ignites the cauldron and signals the start of the Games."

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Brittany Viola is an Olympic diver who will compete for Team U.S.A. in the 2012 Olympics.

This year's three-hour Olympics Opening Ceremony "will kick off with the sound of the largest harmonically tuned bell in Europe, produced by the Whitechapel Foundry, and the stadium will be transformed into the British countryside for opening scene 'Green and Pleasant', which includes real farmyard animals. The ceremony will also include a special sequence celebrating the best of Britain, featuring volunteer performers," according to the London Olympics website.

The first medals will also be awarded on Saturday, in athletics, cycling, fencing, judo, shooting, swimming and weightlifting.

Then it's more than two weeks of world-class sports, as every day up to and including Aug. 12 will feature a variety of events, culminating in the Closing Ceremony.

The Summer Olympics are being broadcast exclusively on the full range of NBC channels in the U.S., while in England they will be shown on the BBC's various channels.

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