2021 Tokyo Olympics Live streaming , Telecast, TV channels, Broadcaster, Schedule, Medal Tally, Table results, wiki, Participating countries, Medallist . Summer Olympics 2021 is still a year away, but we have been feeling the hype for months now.
Tokyo 2021 is still a year away, but we have been feeling the hype for months now. The upcoming 2021 Summer Olympics is officially entitled as the Games of XXXII Olympiad, also known as Tokyo 2021. It is a next international multi-sport event which will take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021, in Tokyo Japan.
Looking to watch the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games? Whether you want to do so on your TV, via a live stream online, or on the radio, we’ve got you covered – this our ultimate guide with everything you need to know.
2021 Summer Olympics Details, location and date
As mentioned, it will happen from July 23 to August 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Tokyo came as the host city back then during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires on September 7, 2013. The games will be the mark of returning Summer Olympics to Tokyo for the first time after 1964.
It will also mark the record that Tokyo is the first city in Asia which hosts the Olympic twice. In total, there are four Olympics held in Japan.
The Seven network is the only place to watch the Olympics on TV this year. The deal for the 2021 Games is the same one which came into effect for the 2016 Games and gives Seven the exclusive rights for Australian television audiences.
Seven will broadcasting their Olympics coverage across all three of their channels – 7, 7TWO, and 7mate.
Seven is also the place to go to if you are keen on finding a live stream for any event. They are live streaming all three of their channels’ coverage live online, both through their website and through the Olympics on 7 app, available for iOS and Android.
However, that’s not all – if you’re keen to watch an event that is not being shown on one of Seven’s three channels, you do still have the ability to live stream it online or through the app.
Unlike four years ago though, you won’t need to pay for the right to watch every single event out of Japan. Instead, it’ll all be for free through a yet to be confirmed Channel Seven digital application. All you’ll need to provide is an email address and some personal details to access thousands of additional hours of content, which Seven have also said will be streamed in HD.
So how are you going to know when you need to watch? We’ve got you covered of course, with the ultimate Olympics TV Guide for Australians, to let you know what’s on TV and when, all in AEST time.
If you’re looking for even more detail, you can hit up our Olympics Events Guide for Australians which lists every single event on at Tokyo 2021, and the AEST time and date that it’ll occur.
If you’re wanting to listen into the Olympics coverage on radio instead, there are a couple of different options.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Schedule
Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics TV Rights
Just like the other fantastic big sporting event, the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be available on the TV across the world. Besides the officials from Japan, there will be numerous international broadcasters involved in the party. Olympic Broadcasting services will also produce the world the content to the local broadcasters for their coverage.
Most of the broadcasters have obtained the rights to further games in the future as well. For instance, in Europe, the IOC’s has been launching an exclusive deal with Discovery Communications. The 2021 Games rights are available in almost all the European countries, except France because of the existing rights deals. The other country which is not getting power in Russia. Here is a list of TV channels per country.
Australia: Seven Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina: BHRT
Brazil: Grupo Globo
Canada: CBC/Radio-Canada Sportsnet TSN TLN
Caribbean: International Media Content Ltd. SportsMax
Czech Republic: ČT
Estonia: Eesti Meedia
Europe: Discovery Communications Eurosport
France: France Télévisions Canal+
Germany: ARD ZDF
Indian subcontinent: Sony Pictures Networks
Japan: Japan Consortium
Latin America: América Móvil
MENA: beIN Sports
New Zealand: Sky Television
North Korea: SBS
Oceania[iii]: Sky Television
South Africa: SABC SuperSport
South Korea: SBS
Sub-Saharan Africa: Kwesé Sports
Sweden: Kanal 5
Switzerland: SRG SSR
Ukraine UA: PBC
United Kingdom: BBC/Eurosport
United States: NBCUniversal
Stream the Tokyo Games on the CBC (Canada)
The CBC is one of the official broadcasters in Canada for the Summer Olympics. Be sure to check with the CBC’s schedule to know when to tune in. Signing up is painless.
Live stream the Olympics on 7plus (Australia)
Channels: The Olympic Channel
The Australian streaming service 7plus recently added the Olympic Channel to its channel lineup. On 7plus, you can catch various sports during the Summer Olympics. And it’s completely free.
To watch the Olympics on 7plus:
Watch summer Olympics streams on TVNZ (NZ)
Channels: TVNZ 1
TVNZ will be airing the 2021 Summer Olympics in New Zealand, providing 12 hours of free-to-air coverage each afternoon and evening during the event. For the start time of the broadcasts, check the TVNZ TV Guide.
To watch the Olympics on TVNZ:
Watch Olympic streams on Sportsnet (Canada)
Price: 10 CAD and up
Sportsnet in Canada also holds broadcasting rights for the Tokyo Olympics. Sportsnet offers two subscription plans: SN Now (20 CAD/month) and SN Now+ (7-Day Pass for 10 CAD, monthly subscription for 28 CAD/month, or Annual Pass for 20.83 CAD/month).
To watch the Olympics on Sportsnet:
Which countries are competing in the 2021 Summer Olympics?
The following countries will participate in the 2021 Summer Olympics (this list is current as of February 2, 2021):
Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chad, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan (host), Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudia Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
When is the opening ceremony?
The Summer Olympic Games officially begin on July 24, 2021.
The Olympic opening ceremony, which will take place at the New National Stadium in Tokyo, is expected to be a huge event, so remember to check start times with your broadcaster(s) of choice and tune in.
Channels Broadcasting Olympics Live Stream Online
Apart from the countries and their channels mentioned above, you may be wondering about other regions and their official broadcasters for the Tokyo Olympics 2021.
The Summer Olympics is a great deal around the globe, and you are not alone to be excited for the games to begin. This should explain why there are so many broadcasters, as well. To verify whether your country is listed, take a look at these countries and their official broadcaster for the 2021 Olympics:
Brazil – GloboTV
Finland – Yle
India – Sony Liv
China – CCTV
Ireland – RTE
Korea – SBS
New Zealand – Sky NZ
MENA – beIN Sports
Germany – ARD