Here in the United States, we are under an almost complete embargo against watching the Olympics online. Any time we try to get around it, the company here comes down and "fixes" the workaround. Even if it's on someone else's site.
We here in the USA constantly criticize the Chinese government for not allowing their citizens complete freedom to surf the internet (among other things). It's clear that our corporations can easily create the same kind of firewall here in the USA.
There is only one official corporate channel that is showing the Olympics online in the USA. NBC is showing events without any scoring information or commentary. It seems to simply serve as a testing ground and installation ploy for Microsoft's next Flash killer, Silverlight. Popular sports like swimming, gymnastics and beach volleyball do not seem to be available live. The opening ceremonies were not shown live, nor do they seem available for later online viewing. Oh, and you have to promise them that you already pay for their cable in your home before being allowed to view the content. Baah!
So enough with the whining! What are our options?
Here are about the only working live video links we could find that are available in the USA that have not been shut down yet. It's slim pickins but we'll keep updating them.
If you are outside the USA, or a able to use a proxy server in one of these countries, check these out.
proxy.org. This is the way our friends in China have learned to do it.