The Olympics simply aren’t the identical with out the opening ceremony! The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are happening in 2021 as a result of coronavirus pandemic, however because of dwell streaming, there are extra methods to look at than ever earlier than. The two-week occasion kicks off on Wednesday, July 21 and runs by way of Aug. 8 in its host metropolis of Tokyo, Japan, who will commemorate the Games with the opening ceremony on Friday, July 23.

Among the celebs anticipated to compete for Team USA embrace Megan Rapinoe, together with the dominant U.S. Women’s nationwide soccer workforce, who’ve received the final two FIFA Women’s World Cup, however look to rebound from a disappointing fifth place end on the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after taking residence gold within the prior three Olympic Games. Kevin Durant an Damian Lillard will characterize the U.S. in males’s basketball, whereas rising WNBA star A’ja Wilson ought to compete for the ladies’s workforce.

Meanwhile, tennis phenom Naomi Osaka, who had twin citizenship within the U.S. and Japan, will compete within the Tokyo 2020 Olympics representing the host nation.

You might have a number of questions on how and when to look at the 2021 Olympics, the opening ceremony and extra, so learn on under for some solutions.

When are the Tokyo Olympics? Competitions run from July 21 to Aug. 8. You can see a full competitors schedule on the Tokyo Olympics web site.

When is the opening ceremony? The opening ceremony will happen on Friday, July 23 at 7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT. If you are not an early chook, the ceremony can be re-broadcast at 7: 30 p.m. ET/4: 30 p.m. PT on NBC.

How to look at the opening ceremony: For the primary time, NBC may even air the opening ceremony dwell coast-to-coast starting at 7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT. The ceremony may even stream dwell on and the NBC Sports app. The rebroadcast at 4: 30 p.m. PT may even be obtainable on Peacock.

The closing ceremony, in the meantime, can be on Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. Japanese Standard Time, which is 7 a.m. ET/ 4 a.m. PT.

How to look at or stream the Olympics: NBC will broadcast the Olympics, with extra protection on and on the NBC Sports app. Another strategy to watch the video games are on Peacock.

Peacock’s Olympic protection can be on the service’s Tokyo NOW channel and start streaming on July 24, with dwell competitors’s from 6-11 a.m. ET on Tokyo LIVE, adopted by Tokyo Gold from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT, that includes massive moments from the times’ competitions. Two extra packages may even stream On Her Turf on the Olympics — which focuses on feminine athletes — will stream from 7-7: 30 p.m. ET, and Tokyo Tonight will deliver all of the highlights of the day from 7: 30 p.m. to midnight ET.

You can subscribe to Peacock, which has a free tier, to get Olympic protection, and NBC is obtainable on a number of dwell TV streaming companies, together with Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, AT&T TV and YouTube TV. Sling’s Blue package deal with Sports Extra, fuboTV and YouTube TV particularly have the Olympic Channel, which has some extra protection of the Games.


Additionally, when you’ve got a Roku machine, there’s much more Olympics protection. Roku customers will be capable to entry in-depth protection all all through the video games through the NBC Sports or Peacock channels on all Roku gadgets. Please observe, a sound subscription is required for NBC Sports.


Which occasions will stream dwell on Peacock? Peacock will stream main occasions dwell each morning — together with Women’s and Men’s gymnastics and Track and Field. Peacock may even stream dwell coverageof Team US Men’s Basketball all through the 2021 Olympics, starting with USA vs. France on July 25. The dwell protection can be supplemented with the power for subscribers to catch highlights and full replays of occasions on demand in Peacock.

What unique programming will stream on Peacock? Peacock subscribers may have entry to a wide range of unique packages, together with Olympic Highlights with Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg, For Ball and Country — monitoring the USA Men’s Basketball workforce’s quest for a fourth straight gold medal, Golden — which follows all-star American gymnasts, Laurie Hernandez, Morgan Hurd, Sunisa Lee, Konnor McClain and MyKayla Skinner — and The Sisters of ’96 — which relives the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s gold medal effort on the 1996 Games.

What if I’m overseas and struggling to see the Olympics?: If you might be in a rustic that does not have the Olympic Games for no matter purpose, a VPN to attach your pc or cellular machine to a server in a foreign country the place you’ll be able to watch the Olympics. There are a number of companies that do that, together with ExpressVPN, which is suitable with many gadgets and has extra safety features.