The highlight of the year in 2014 for sport enthusiasts will be the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from February 7th till February 23rd. This period will be amazing and entertaining, and you are here because you wonder where you can watch the Winter Olympics 2014 online. Keep on reading, and we will give you information that will hopefully give you the answer that you are looking for!
Do you want to watch the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014 online from your computer, tablet or mobile? There are several ways in which you can do so, easily and quickly. In this article we will share with you some ways in which you can watch the Winter Olympics online, using a so called VPN. The method described is super easy, but with it you can watch live streams from different TV channels all across the world broadcasting live from the Winter Olympics. Do not miss out on any of your favorite moments. And, we have used lots of hours creating this article, finding the different live streams, so if you like it, please share it on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
The key to watching the Winter Olympics online
If you want to watch the Winter Olympics online, the basic of it all is to get yourself a subscription to either HideMyAss or IPVanish. These are VPN providers which will provide you with IP addressees in more than 40 different nations, and to be able to watch the Winter Olympics online on different TV channels online, you will need an IP address in that actual nation. Before reading on we therefore recommend that you sign up with a 1 month subscription to either IPVanish or HideMyAss, and then as you have signed up and downloaded their VPN clients you can read on and see all the different ways you can watch the Winter Olympics online in.
A few words about IPVanish:
One of the leading VPN providers on the market. They have a seven day money back guarantee and their monthly fee is 10USD. As you make a subscription you get access to their VPN client, which is available not only for Windows, but also for iOS and Android telephones.
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A few words about HideMyAss:
HideMyAss is the VPN provider on the market with the biggest network. They have servers in more than 60 nations, they have a 30 day money back guarantee and it is easy to setup and get started with.
Have a subscription? Get ready to watch live from Sochi!
So, you have a subscription to either HideMyAss or IPVanish. You know have several ways in which you can watch the Winter Olympics. Let us just describe some of the options with all the necessary links and information!
Winter Olympics on BBC
To watch the Winter Olympics on BBC you will need a UK IP address. Just run IPVanish or HideMyAss application and connect to a UK server. When this is done visit the BBC iPlayer site and watch the live broadcast. They have several streams you can choose between available.
Useful links: BBC Sports
Winter Olympics online on ZDF / DasErste
If you want to watch the Winter Olympics in German, then you can do so at one of the German channels broadcasting from the Winter Games. The two channels with the rights to broadcast in Germany are ZDF and ARD (DasErste), so they will share what they broadcast during the games. If you want to watch the Winter Games here, just open IPVanish/HideMyAss, connect to server in Germany and use one of the following links to watch.
Live from Sochi online on Austrian TV
Maybe you would rather listen to commentators speaking German with an Austrian accent than plain German. If so you can watch the Winter Olympics online in Austrian. Again you just connect to a VPN server provided by HideMyAss or IPVanish in Austria and then you can use one of the links beneath to watch live from Sochi online on the Austrian channel ORF or on ATV.
Winter Games online on Australian TV
Network Ten will broadcast from the Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi in Australia. They will broadcast all programs either on Network Ten or on the channel ONE. Both have online streams and can easily be watched, just connect to a HideMyAss/IPVanish server in Australia. Make sure that due to the geographical distance, there might be some delay on such streams. Network Ten require you to register on their site for this to work, but the registration is free.
Useful links: Network Ten Winter Games
Winter Games online in French
To watch the Winter Games in French online you can visit the website of France Television, the official broadcaster from the Winter Olympics in France. On both France2 and France3 they will broadcast live from the Winter Games in Sochi, and all you need is a French IP address, so connect to a server in France using either HideMyAss or IPVanish and you can use the following links to watch live from the Olympics.
Live from Sochi on Dutch TV
Want to listen to someone speaking German with something in their throat destroying their pronunciation? Then you should watch live from Sochi on Dutch TV. Nederlands will broadcast live from the games, so just connect to a VPN server in the Netherlands, and you should be ready to watch on Nederland 1 or one of the other channels online within seconds.
Useful links: Nederlands live stream
Winter Olympics live on YLE
Want to watch the Winter Olympics live on YLE in Finland, but located outside Finland? No problem, because both HideMyAss and IPVanish provide you with a Finnish IP address which will make it possible for you to watch the YLE live streams. It seems as if YLE2 will be the main channel on which programs can be seen in Finland, so just use the link to get to their live stream. Do not forget to connect to a VPN server in Finland and restart your browser before trying the link.
Useful links: YLE2 live stream
Watch from Sochi on Danish TV
In Denmark the state TV, DR, will share the rights to the Winter Olympics with TV2. The live streams from DR will be available online for free, while you need a subscription to watch the TV2 stream. In other words, with HideMyAss/IPVanish you can only watch what is happening at DR1 or DR3 for free online. But, that is quite a lot, so check out their live streams for more information. Do not forget to connect to a VPN server in Denmark to get this going.
Winter Games online on Czech TV
Do you want to watch the Winter Olympics on Czech TV? Maybe you know some Russian, Czech, Polish, Croatian, Slovenian and feel like you can understand what is being said if the commentators speak Czech language? Ceska Televizie has an amazing site with six streams available, making it a number one if you want to see everything that takes place during the Olympics. You get your IP address in the Czech Republic by both IPVanish and HideMyAss.
Useful links: Ceska Televizie streams from Sochi
Sochi live on Spanish TV (RTVE)
RTVE has an impressing coverage from the Winter Olympics online, and if you use the link to visit their page you will see that they have several streams which can be watched online available, and they also have a cool function making you able to watch two streams at once, making one the major stream and then a second one as a small window on the big screen. Really cool function and great when lots of exciting events will take place in Sochi simultanously. Connect to a server in Spain with IPVanish or HideMyAss to get this going!
Useful links: RTVE live streams from Sochi
Enjoy Sochi live stream at Norwegian TV2
TV2 in Norway has a service named SUMO for which you need a subscription to watch the Winter Olympics. You will need to sign up and use a card to “make a payment”, but the first 30 days are still for free, so you are only charge after the 30 day period is finished. So, if you manage to sign up in Norwegian to their services, use HideMyAss or IPVanish to get a Norwegian IP address, and enjoy watching as many as 8 live streams from Sochi on TV2 Sumo in Norway.
Useful links: TV2 Sumo
Broadcasters of the Winter Olympics 2014
So far you have been able to read exactly how and where you can watch the Winter Olympics in Sochi online. Here you can just see a more general list presenting the different broadcasters with the rights to broadcast from the Winter Olympics in different nations.
The TV channels in Austria with broadcasting rights for the Winter Olympics 2014 are ORF and ATV.
In Australia Network 10 has the rights to broadcast the Winter Olympics.
If you want to watch the Winter Games in Brazil, you can check out Rede Globo, Rede Bandeirantes and Rede Record.
In Belgium the channel named VRT has the rights to show to Winter Olympics.
There are quite a lot of channels with rights to show the Winter Olympics in 2014 in Canada. These are CBC Television, Ici Radio-Canada Télé Sportsnet, TSN, TVA Sports and RDS.
If you want to listen to Chinese commentators during the Winter Olympics, watch CCTV in China.
In the Czech Republic the right to broadcast the Winter Olympics are kept by Ceska Televizie, TV Nova and Český Rozhlas.
In Denmark DR and TV2 have the rights to the Winter Olympics.
The ski nation of Finland will probably do great during the Winter Olympics. The channel with the broadcasting rights is YLE.
The rights for the Winter Olympics in France are kept by France Télévisions.
To watch the Winter Olympics in Germany you need ARD or ZDF. These channels are brilliant and easy to watch online, so read more about how to watch ZDF and ARD from outside Germany in these articles.
RTE is the channel with the rights to the Winter Olympics 2014 in Ireland. It is still unclear how much of their broadcasts will be available online, but as the time for the Winter Olympics approach we will write more about how and what you can watch on RTE in Ireland online.
The rights to broadcast in Italy have been given to Sky Italia, Cielo and RAI.
The channel broadcasting in the Netherlands is NOS, a channel always known for great commentators and lots of sports.
Norway is always winning tons of golds during the Winter Olympics. To watch their victories in Norwegian, watch TV2 in Norway.
In Poland the rights to the Winter Games is contained by TVP.
Portugal isnt known for its great accomplishments during winter games, but if you want to watch, check out whats going on at Sport TV.
TVR is the channel in Romania broadcasting from the Winter Games 2014 in Sochi.
There are three channels broadcasting from the Winter Games in Russia; C1R, VGTRK and NTV Plus.
Slovekia knows how to play hockey, and to watch the broadcasts, you better watch RTVS, Markíza or TV Nova.
In the land of talented ski jumpers you need to watch RTV Slovenija to see their victories.
RTVE in Spain has the rights to broadcast from the Winter Games 2014.
The Modern Times Group (MTG) has the rights in Sweden. This means that you can watch the Winter Olympics 2014 on TV3, TV6 and so on. If you want to know more about this, there is a special Swedish website dedicated to options on how to watch the Winter Olympics in Sweden. The address is: www.seos2014.se.
The company with the rights to show the activities from the Winter Games in Switzerland is SRG SSR. If you want to watch the Winter Olympics live in the SRF Player, then read the following article.
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To watch the Winter Olympics with commentators speaking beautiful British language, you better check out and watch it on BBC. They will most likely have it all available in their BBC iPlayer, so get hold of a UK IP address and tune in to the iPlayer during the Olympics to be part of the fun.
If you rather prefer American English to British English, then you might want to watch the shows as they are broadcasted by NBC from the Winter Olympics 2014. They have a special domain dedicated to the Winter Olympics, www.nbcolympics.com. To watch there you will need an American IP address which you can easily get using a VPN provider, and in addition you need a username and password from your cable provider in the States.