NBC Olympics 2012 Live Stream: Essential Online Guide for London Opening Weekend

Will Osgood@@BRwillosgoodAnalyst IJuly 24, 2012

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 22:  Pablo Prigioni #8 of the Argentina Men's Senior National Team drives to the basket against Kevin Durant #5 of the US Men's Senior National Team during a Pre-Olympic Men's Exhibition Game between USA and Argentina at Palau Sant Jordi, on July 22, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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The 2012 Summer Olympics officially commence on Friday in London, England. 

As has been the case since at least the 1996 summer games, NBC has exclusive rights in the United States to coverage of the games. 

As such, it will show Olympic action on the regular network, NBC Sports Network (for the first time of course), MSNBC, CNBC and Bravo. Simulcasts for the action shown on each station can be found online here. To access the coverage, you must be a cable or satellite subscriber. 

That link gives you the full online schedule for Saturday.

Among the headline events on the first full day are the Men's Team Archery quarterfinals, semifinals and medal matches starting 9:55/6:55 AM (ET/PT). Here's the link for the archery action

Women's basketball also begins on Saturday. The USA team takes to the court at 8:45/5:45 AM (ET/PT) against Croatia. Here's the link for that contest.

The semis and finals for the women's individual foil events in fencing takes place at 9:55 /6:55 AM (ET/PT). Link here to the action

If judo is your thing, you can tune in at 7/4 AM (ET/PT) for the women's 48kg and the men's 60kg medal rounds; found here

Maybe you like the shooting events. If so, two medal rounds take place Saturday. First at 2:55 AM ET/11:55 PM PT it's the women's 10m Air Rifle final

Then at 7:55/4:55 AM (ET/PT) it's the same event, this time for the men.

There will be swimming finals on day one as well. The Men's 400 IM, women's 4x100 relay and more. Click here

At 7:25/4:25 AM (ET/PT) the women's 48kg weightlifting group A final can be seen

On Sunday, several other sports crown medalists. 

More weightlifting medal rounds here at 7:55/4:55 AM (ET/PT) and at 10:55/7:55 AM (ET/PT)

In swimming, it's the men's 4x100 freestyle finals, women's 100 fly finals and others

There are two women's shooting finals. At 3:40/12:40 AM (ET/PT), it's the women's 10m Air Pistol finals, and at 5:55/2:55 AM (ET/PT), it's the women's skeet finals.

Judo has two more medal rounds Sunday. The women's 52 kg and men's 66 kg broadcasts will be shown 5:55/2:55 AM (ET/PT)

There men's individual sabre fencing semis and finals are Sunday

The USA Men's Basketball team begins its quest for a gold medal when it takes on France at 6:20/3:20 AM (ET/PT). 

To check the rest of your online viewing options for Sunday, click here.