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Top 10 places to watch the Olympics

Be it on the beach or on BBC Iplayer, we take a look at the best places to watch the London Games
Fri Jul 27 2012, 16:26

THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS are finally upon us. While some of you might be dreading the boiling hot commutes and overcrowding on the streets of London, there are many people truly excited about the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Not all of us have been lucky enough to get tickets to enter the grand Olympic Park, so we take a look at the top 10 best places to watch the much-hyped Games if you're stuck outside the stadium.

10. Sky 3D
If you weren't lucky enough to get tickets to the Olympics, Sky TV is offering all of its four million customers free access to Sky Sports 3D, so you can pretend you're actually there. While you will need a Sky Sports subscription package and a 3D TV, there's surely no better way to watch the Olympics at home than by having the javelins coming right at you, or seeing Usain Bolt sprinting right past you.

3D Television

What's more, customers will be able to catch up with Sky's 3D coverage, which will be available through the firm's Sky Anytime video on demand service.

9. Channel Tunnel
Okay, you don't really want to watch the Games deep under the sea, but if you're travelling into Blighty in this most futuristic of ways, then being able to get some data access to check results and travel chaos before you arrive is a fairly nifty trick.

Thanks to those clever folks at Alcatel Lucent that's exactly what you can do as it has installed 2G and 3G services in the chunnel, although only on the side heading into the UK, not the other way around.

Still, for our Gallic cousins it's a great way to start the Games experience with technology before they've even set foot in the country.

8. On the beach
If you're anything like us, you're probably dreading the transport delays associated with the London 2012 Olympics. Thankfully, we've come up with a fantastic idea - get as far away from London as possible and watch the games while relaxing on a beach.

Tablet on the beach

Thanks to a new regulation put in place by the European Commission, networks have been forced to slash the cost of data roaming by 75 per cent. Certain networks, including Three, are now offering unlimited data roaming for as little as £5 a day, ideal for keeping up to date with the Olympics while on the beach using your smartphone or tablet device.


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