The Lower Hudson Valley has been gearing up for the 2012 London Olympics by reading about local athletes—and retired—home-grown journalists , and the surrounding the 1972 Munich Olympics tragedy.
Now, it's time for the games.
What you need to know
NBC will be broadcasting the Olympics this time around. Coverage of the Opening Ceremonies and Parade of Nations is slated to start at 7:30 p.m. Friday and run until 12 a.m. (The coverage will not be live, however, and NBC is drawing some flack for it.)
The four-and-a-half-hour broadcast will include the Queen of England, the lighting of the flame and a fireworks display.
On Saturday, NBC's channel 4 will continue the coverage throughout most of the day. Cycling is on from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.; swimming is on from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.; and women's basketball is on from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
From 3 p.m to 6 p.m., men and women's beach volleyball will be broadcast.
On Sunday, cycling will screen from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., men's water polo will screen from 2:40 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. and women's gymnastics will screen during prime time, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For full channel 4 broadcast details, click here.