How to watch the Tokyo Olympics

After a year of postponement due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 32nd Olympic Games is scheduled to start in Tokyo this spite of Contain the virus and In the Olympic Village, activities continue. A lot of events happen every day in the first week of August, which means you need to plan ahead to capture all the events you want to see, especially when you are on the other side of the world.

When will the Olympics start?

The official opening of the Olympic Games is the opening ceremony at 7 am Eastern Time on Friday, July 23, but some events will actually start before that. The softball and women’s football games started on Wednesday (Tokyo time), but the first game was broadcast on the East Coast on Tuesday night. Softball, men’s football and rowing games are scheduled to be held on Thursday. Rowing, cycling, tennis and women’s water polo games will continue until Saturday after the opening ceremony on Friday. This weekend is when things really begin, and there will be a series of activities starting on Saturday. The closing ceremony will be broadcast on NBC on Sunday, August 8th at 8pm Eastern Time.

How to watch

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For those of us in the United States, NBC has been the official broadcaster of the Summer Olympics since 2000. The network’s current transaction is 2032, so you won’t have to look around for matches on the new channel anytime soon. Due to the number of events, NBC itself is not enough to display all actions, so you can also log on NBCSN, US, CNBC, Golf Channel and Find live coverage on the Olympic Channel-cable or TV streaming subscription is required. After the controversy caused by tape delays during the last Olympics, NBC began broadcasting the event in 2012, despite the huge time difference. During prime time in the United States, in addition to any reality show, the network will also show highlights from earlier in the day.

At least some major events-including opening/closing ceremonies, women’s football finals, basketball, track and field-will be broadcast on NBC.Many events that occur late at night in Eastern Time (this is most of the action) will be broadcast on other networks NBC Sports announced that Peacock will be the venue for “major events that will be broadcast live every morning”, including women’s and men’s gymnastics, track and field, and basketball. The streaming service will also provide six themed channels and three highlights throughout the day Eastern Time, as well as a spotlight series focusing on the women of the US team. In addition to the men’s basketball team, Peacock will provide free coverage of the Olympics. You need to subscribe for $4.99 to watch these games.

If you prefer to watch it on a computer, mobile phone or tablet, NBC stated that “every event” is available through and the NBC Sports app. Twitch will also provide Olympic content, but will not provide live events. There, you will find interviews, highlights, and of course competitions. The platform will also host streaming and co-streaming with Twitch creators during some prime time live broadcasts.

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Some service and TV providers provide tools to help you keep up with everything. For example, YouTube TV allows you to select events you are interested in, and the app will automatically record them in its cloud DVR. This is to watch the swimming competition at normal times, not staying up until 2 am. YouTube TV also added a medal table for quick reference, and its “jump to” function allows you to easily browse events and specific moments.Cable TV Supplier (Owned by NBC’s parent company) is providing an Olympic center for its services for easy access. For example, there is a certain degree of personalization across the Xfinity layer, as well as notifications about “must-see moments” and great playlists.

For the complete schedule, Find information about all the events you are looking for.

British fans do not have to face jet lag like our fans in the United States, but they can still watch the game as they wish. BBC is the official broadcasting company of the United Kingdom, it is Through early August. BBC One and BBC Two will broadcast live events, while BBC iPlayer will provide additional live broadcasts. The network has exciting programs and retrospective programs every morning and evening, and any program broadcast on BBC Channel 1 or 2 can be ordered through iPlayer. You can also get coverage through the BBC Radio 5 Live and The Olympics Daily podcast.

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