How to watch Tokyo Olympics 2020 live


As Tokyo Olympics is going to start on 23rd July 2021. Although, the Olympics 2020 is supposed to be held last year. Because of the Covid19 outbreak, the Olympics Games were postponed to the year 2021. The Games are set to starts on 23rd July 2021 at the newly constructed Japan National Stadium in Tokyo. You’re here to know how to watch the opening ceremony and sports events of Olympic games 2020, Then you’re at the right place. Here in this article, we will list all the networks all over the globe which are going to broadcast the Tokyo Olympics.

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The 32nd Olympic Games will start on 23rd July 2021 and it will end on 8th August 2021. There will be around 11,000 athletes from 206 countries who are participating in the games. The players are participating across 36 sports for 339 gold medals.

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will begins at 8 PM in Tokyo, Japan on 23rd July 2021. We have listed starting time of the Opening Ceremony of Tokyo Olympics 2020 in all the major countries along with their time zone below in a table.

Cities/CountryTime ZoneOpening Ceremony Time
Tokyo, JapanUTC: +09:00 (JST)8 PM
Darwin, Australia
Adelaide, Australia
UTC: +09:30 (ACST)8:30 PM
Sydney, Australia
Canberra, Australia Melbourne, Australia Brisbane, Australia
UTC: +10:00 (AEST)9:00 PM
Perth, Australia
Manila, Philippines
Taipei, Taiwan
Macau, Hongkong
Shanghai, China
Beijing, China
Irkutsk, Russia
UTC: +08:00 (AWST, PHST, CST, IRKT)7:00 PM
Jakarta, Indonesia
Bangkok, Thailand
Hanoi, Vietnam
UTC: +07:00 (WIB)6:00 PM
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Almaty, Kazakhstan
UTC: +06:005:00 PM
New Delhi, India
Mumbai, India
Kolkata, India
Bangalore, India
UTC: +05:30 (IST)4:30 PM
Male, Maldives
Lahore, Pakistan
Tashkent, UZbekistan
UTC: +05:00 (MVT, PKT, UZT)4:00 PM
Dubai, UAEUTC: 04:003:00 PM
Athens, Greece
Nairobi, Kenya
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Istanbul, Turkey
Bucharest, Romania
Moscow, Russia
Helsinki, Finland
UTC: 03:00 (EAT, EEST, MSK)2:00 PM
Cape Town, South Africa
Oslo, Norway
Budapest, Hungary
Vienna, Austria
Prague, Czechia
Frankfurt, Germany
Paris, France
Madrid, Spain
UTC: 02:00 (SAST, CEST)1:00 PM
London, United KingdomUTC: +01:00 (BST)12:00 Noon
Rio de Janeiro, BrazilUTC : -03:00 (BRT)8:00 AM
New York, USA
Washington DC, USA
Toronto, Canada
Ottawa, Canada
Montreal, Canada
UTC: -04:00 (EDT, 7:00 AM
Bogota, Colombia
Mexico City, Mexico
Houston, USA
Dallas, USA
Chicago, USA
UTC: -05:00(ECT, CDT)6:00 AM
Denver, USA
Calgary, Canada
Regina, Canada
UTC: -06:00 (MDT)5:00 AM
Los Angeles, USA
Las Vegas, USA
San Francisco, USA
Vancouver, Canada
UTC: -07:00 (PDT)4:00 AM

Moving forward If you want to watch the opening ceremony and all the sporting events of Tokyo Olympics 2020. And you don’t know on which channel or network the live broadcast is going ON. Then just follow the list below in which we have written all the networks all over the globe that are streaming Tokyo Olympics 2020 live.

United States

The United States of America is the most successful country with the highest number of medals in the Olympic games record. However, the live broadcast of Tokyo Olympics 2020 will be streamed on NBC Network. As NBC paid $7.75 Billion to IOC for broadcasting rights, and it’s important to tell you here that NBC gets the deal to cover six Olympics from 2021 to 2032.

Olympics gaming events can be seen on NBC, USA, CNBC, NBCSN, Peacock,, and NBC Sports App. You can also cast all the Olympic events you’re watching on NBC Sports App or Peacock to your TV if you need to switch to a bigger display instantly.


If you are living in Canada then all the Olympics action will be broadcasting live on Sportsnet, TSN, CBC, and TLN. If you’re not at home, then you can watch the Tokyo Olympics 2020 online on Sports, TSN, and CBC. By subscribing to their streaming packages.

United Kingdom

If you’re living in the United Kingdom then you can watch the Tokyo Olympics action on BBC Eurosport. If you’re not in front of the TV then you can watch the Games on BBC iPlayer or Eurosport Player streaming service. The Eurosport Player streaming service will costs you £6.99/month or  £39.99/year.


People living in Australia can watch the Olympics action on Channel 7. However, If you’re not at home or in front of the TV, then here is a 7Plus streaming service that brings you all the action of Olympics 2020 Live. You can also check out our guide to cast 7Plus streaming service to tv using Chromecast.

New Zealand

If you’re living in New Zealand then you can watch all the action of Olympics 2020 on Television New Zealand (TVNZ). The TVNZ is available for free in New Zealand. If you’re not in front of the TV, then you can watch Olympics 2020 via TVNZ OnDemand streaming service or Sky Go.


The Olympic Games are very popular in Germany. The country has finished 6th in the medal tally in Rio Olympics. People of Germany can watch all the Olympics action on ARD ZDF.


People living in France can watch Tokyo Olympics 2020 action on Eurosport. If you’re not in front of the TV then you can stream the gaming action on the Eurosports Player streaming service on your smartphone or Tablet.


In Spain, you can watch the live broadcast of the Olympics 2020 on RTVE. Moreover, RTVE also has an online platform on which you can stream the gaming action if you’re not in front of the TV.


People of Italy can watch the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on RAI – Radiotelevisione Italiana.


In India, you can watch the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN). The Gaming action will be live-streamed on SonyLiv and National network Parsar Bharati. You can check out the guides for how to cast SonyLiv on TV using Google Chromecast.


Japanese people can watch all the live action of the Olympics 2020 on the country’s official TV channel.

Watch Tokyo Olympics 2020 on the below-listed Streaming Services apps

From Quite some time the use of streaming services like Fubo, sling, etc. is increased. So if you have a subscription to any such app. Then just check the list below to know which streaming service app will broadcast Tokyo Olympics 2020 action.

Fubo TV

It is an American streaming television service that includes various channels. It is available in United States, Canada, and Spain. Fubo TV has limited coverage rights from NBC to broadcast all the major events. So if you’re using Fubo TV then you can easily enjoy the Olympics 2020 games.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is also a streaming service in the United States. It includes all the major networks such as ABC, CBS, IFC, NBC, Fox, etc. It also has limited coverage rights of all the major events of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Hulu TV

It is also served in the United States, Hulu includes various Live TVs. It also streaming live-action from Olympics 2020.





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