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Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012: Start Time, TV Schedule, Online Stream And More

The 2012 Olympics are finally here. While the competitions will not begin until Saturday, the Opening Ceremonies are set to begin on Friday evening. They are always something to behold, and the city of London is reportedly going all out to put on a show.

The Opening Ceremony, named "The Isles of Wonder", will commence Friday night. With the time change being anywhere from five to eight hours deepening on where you live in the United States, most of the action televised in primetime will be tape-delayed. Los Angeles is eight hours back.

Everything is set to begin at 9 p.m. in London. That's 4 p.m. on the east coast, 1 p.m. in L.A. and the rest of the west coast. NBC has dedided to you will not be able to watch the ceremonies online. As for the TV coverage, NBC will begin airing everything at 7:30 p.m. EST/PST. Yes, you'll be watching a tape-delayed tape delay. Check your local listings to ensure what time everything is set to begin in your area.

The greater Los Angeles area has many representatives at the 2012 Olympics, headlined by Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul, who have made quite a name for themselves in the NBA

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