In 2008, Americans were able to watch live as Michael Phelps won a record eight gold medals. At the 2012 Olympics, however, most Americans will have to wait to watch Phelps—and rival Ryan Lochte and 17-year-old phenom Missy Franklin and the hundreds of other swimmers competing in 32 events—until NBC airs the events on tape delay more than five and a half hours after their completion.
The only way to watch the races live in the United States is via NBC’s online stream. All of the HD televisions Rattle N Hum are capable of broadcasting online streams. As many of our loyal patrons know, we have aired numerous soccer, rugby and other sporting matches not available on U.S. television. We will be showing every London 2012 swimming final live.
Don’t experience the Olympics through a tiny box on your computer screen. Don’t avoid Twitter all day because your afraid of spoilers. Don’t suffer through endless Bob Costas-narrated puff pieces while waiting for an hours-old replay. Watch the Olympics live on HD television surrounded by your fellow swimming fans, at the best beer bar in NYC. Not located near our part of town? The rejoice in the fact that our sister bar, Beer Authority, the best sports bar in Times Square, is also showing swimming and other events live. Best of all? Both Rattle N Hum and Beer Authority offer $5 selected craft beers till 7 pm, as well as innovative, yet inexpensive, lunch.
Indoor swimming begins on from Saturday, July 28th and continues until Saturday, August 4th. The medal sessions begin at 2:30 p.m. and end at around 4:00 p.m. For the full schedule, visit NBCOlympics.com.