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Olympics 2014 live stream feeds: watch Sochi XXII Winter Games online

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The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics began on Feb. 6 with a taste of snowboarding and figure skating competition, and they will continue through Feb. 23. In America, NBC will air events with their primetime coverage, late-night replays and online streaming content. In the UK, BBC will air event coverage and live stream the Winter Games.

If you need Olympics 2014 live stream options to keep up with all the action in Russia while on-the-go here in the States, we've got you covered below the jump. ( You'll also find out where to get general Olympics TV schedule listings.)

Sochi Olympics 2014 Live Stream Feeds: Watch XXII Winter Games Online

Sports fans will be able to completely steep themselves in Olympics XXII culture this year, with over 1,500 hours of programming coming their way on NBC and its many iterations. NBC will offer extensive network coverage and the streaming content available for online viewers.

Primetime coverage will be on a 9-hour tape delay due to the time difference between the various time zones of the US and Sochi, Russia. Live streamed feeds presenting the events will be live, as the name suggests, though fans in the US will not be able to live stream the Olympics Opening ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7.

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To protect the integrity of the ceremony, Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Sports Group said the network wants to "put context to it, with the full pageantry it deserves." NBC feels watching the Opening Ceremony via live stream without hosts and the framing of network event programming would rob the viewer of the full experience.

The spectacle will take place Friday morning; US viewers will be able to watch Friday evening as part of their local Olympics TV schedule. Determine your Opening Ceremony time and channel, as well as a full set of Olympics TV schedule listings, here.

Find free Sochi Olympics 2014 live stream feeds and watch the XXII Winter Games online at the NBC Live Extra website. (If you are a cable and satellite subscriber to participating providers, that is.)

Fans who want to use their phones or tablets to watch the XXII Winter Games online can get Olympics live stream access via the NBC Sports Live app. The app is free for many device platforms, including iPhones and many Android devices. (Check the App Store linked to your device.)

For a rundown of the household names you probably don't know yet but soon will (think Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Bruce Jenner...America really likes to give its Olympians the celebrity treatment), click here for basic Team USA athlete profiles.

What events or athletes are you most excited to see at the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi? Comment below!