I thought I could get around the NBC Olympics monopoly by getting a sneak peek at streaming video on a foreign site. Alas, BBC can’t stream to the states.

“Cannot play media. Sorry, this media is not available in your territory,” says the error message.

To tide you over until tonight, The New York Times has a cool slideshow or you can follow a BBC correspondent’s Twitter feed.

Update: The Guardian has some cool photos too.


Katia Bachko is on staff at The New Yorker.