The Tokyo Olympics were delayed for a year due to the pandemic, but to all the sports enthusiasts’ delight, they’re finally here — they’re still officially called the Tokyo Olympics 2020, though.
In less than two weeks, the biggest sporting event in history will begin — where athletes from more than 200 countries will compete with each other in 33 different sporting events.
How can one forget the Aussies when it comes to a mega sports event? Being a country that has won many Olympics medals, Australia remains one of the most prominent participants in every Olympics. Australia has had almost 20 Olympians over the years, who have brought great pride to the nation. To be precise, Australia has won 73 medals: 21 gold, 26 silver, and 26 bronze.
So, as we approach Tokyo Olympics 2021, you can stop worrying about how you can stream them in Australia. Just follow this guide thoroughly and find everything you need to know about this year’s Summer Olympics.
How to Watch the Tokyo Olympics 2021 Live Stream in Australia
One of the best options for online streamers is to go to the official Olympics website and watch the games live; you can also download its app for mobile and FireStick. Other than this, the OTT platforms having Tokyo Olympics live stream are not available worldwide, as many of them are geo-restricted. Nevertheless, you can beat that barrier if you have a VPN because it can help you access any streaming service from Australia.
Aussies should consider them lucky because they will be able to stream Olympics 2021 live online for ‘free.’ The 7 Network will be broadcasting the Olympics on linear TV. For online streamers, the content will be broadcasted through its online streaming platform, ‘7Plus’.
As mentioned earlier, 7Plus will be broadcasting all the events of the Olympics live without charging any fee.
In case you are an Australian ex-pat and want to stream the Tokyo Olympics free, you can use ExpressVPN to unblock the service from anywhere and enjoy live Olympics action.
You can check out our guide to learn ‘how to watch 7Plus outside Australia‘, as it has all the aspects covered in detail.
Services like Peacock, Sportsnet, SkySports (Watch SkySports from Anywhere), and Sling TV (Watch Sling TV from Anywhere) will also be featuring the Tokyo Olympics live stream in 2021. These are geo-blocked services that are available in their host regions only. You can use ExpressVPN and unblock these services very easily
Summer Olympics 2021 Host & Venue
Japan will host the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, so the event’s name is Tokyo Olympics 2020. Initially, the event was scheduled for 2020, but since there was a pandemic situation and the whole world was on lockdown, the event was postponed for a year.
Tokyo’s National Stadium will be the venue for the Olympics, and both opening and closing ceremonies will be held in that stadium. Also, the Athletics events (track and field) and Women’s football events will be held in the National Stadium of Tokyo.
The Tokyo Japan Olympics will kick off on July 23, 2021, and will conclude on August 8, 2021. More than 11,000 athletes are expected to participate in this year’s Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Events Schedule
You’re obviously wondering, “When are the Tokyo Olympics” so we’ve compiled all the Tokyo Olympics dates for you below:
|Aquatics||Swimming||July 24 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday)|
|Diving||July 25 (Sunday) – July 28 (Wednesday), July 30 (Friday) – August 7 (Saturday)|
|Artistic Swimming||August 2 (Monday) – August 4 (Wednesday), August 6 (Friday) – August 7 (Saturday)|
|Water Polo||July 24 (Saturday) – August 8 (Sunday)|
|Marathon Swimming||August 4 (Wednesday) – August 5 (Thursday)|
|Archery||July 23 (Friday) – July 31 (Saturday)|
|Athletics||Track & Field / Marathon||July 30 (Friday) – August 8 (Sunday)|
|Race Walk||July 30 (Friday), August 6 (Friday) – August 7 (Saturday)|
|Badminton||July 24 (Saturday) – August 2 (Monday)|
|Baseball/Softball||Baseball||July 28 (Wednesday) – August 5 (Thursday), August 7 (Saturday)|
|Softball||July 21 (Wednesday) – July 22 (Tuesday), July 24 (Saturday) – July 27 (Tuesday)|
|Basketball||3×3 Basketball||July 24 (Saturday) – July 28 (Wednesday)|
|Basketball||July 25 (Sunday) – August 8 (Sunday)|
|Boxing||July 24 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday), August 3 (Tuesday) – August 8 (Sunday)|
|Canoe||Slalom||July 25 (Sunday) – July 30 (Friday)|
|Sprint||August 2 (Monday) – August 7 (Saturday)|
|Cycling||BMX Freestyle||July 31 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday)|
|BMX Racing||July 29 (Thursday) – July 30 (Friday)|
|Mountain Bike||July 26 (Monday) – July 29 (Tuesday)|
|Road||July 26 (Saturday) – July 25 (Sunday), July 28 (Wednesday)|
|Track||August 2 (Monday) – August 8 (Sunday)|
|Equestrian||Dressage||July 24 (Saturday) – July 25 (Sunday), July 27 (Tuesday) – July 28 (Wednesday)|
|Eventing||July 30 (Friday) – August 2 (Monday)|
|Jumping||August 3 (Tuesday), August 6 (Wednesday), August 7 (Friday) – August 7 (Saturday)|
|Fencing||July 24 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday)|
|Football||July 21 (Wednesday) – July 22 (Thursday), July 24 (Saturday) – July 25 (Sunday), July 27 (Tuesday) – July 28 (Wednesday), July 30 (Friday) – July 31 (Saturday), August 2 (Monday) – August 3 (Tuesday), August 5 (Thursday) – August 7 (Saturday)|
|Golf||July 29 (Thursday) – August 1 (Sunday), August 4 (Wednesday) – August 7 (Saturday)|
|Gymnastics||Artistic||July 24 (Saturday) – July 29 (Thursday), August 1 (Sunday) – August 3 (Tuesday)|
|Rhythmic||August 6 (Friday) – August 8 (Sunday)|
|Trampoline||July 30 (Friday) – July 31 (Saturday)|
|Handball||July 24 (Saturday) – August 8 (Sunday)|
|Hockey||July 24 (Saturday) – August 6 (Friday)|
|Judo||July 24 (Saturday) – July 31 (Saturday)|
|Karate||Kata, Kumite||August 5 (Thursday)- August 7 (Saturday)|
|Modern Pentathlon||August 5 (Thursday) – August 7 (Saturday)|
|Rowing||July 23 (Friday) – July 30 (Friday)|
|Rugby||July 26 (Monday) – July 31 (Saturday)|
|Sailing||July 25 (Sunday) – August 4 (Wednesday)|
|Shooting||Rifle and Pistol||July 24 (Saturday) – July 25 (Sunday), July 27 (Tuesday), July 29 (Thursday) – August 2 (Monday)|
|Shotgun||July 25 (Sunday) – July 26 (Monday), July 28 (Wednesday) – July 29 (Thursday), July 31 (Saturday)|
|Skateboarding||Park||August 4 (Wednesday) – August 5 (Thursday)|
|Street||July 25 (Sunday) – July 26 (Monday)|
|Sport Climbing||August 3 (Tuesday) – August 6 (Friday)|
|Surfing||July 25 (Sunday) – August 1 (Sunday)|
|Table Tennis||July 24 (Saturday) – July 30 (Friday), August 1 (Sunday) – August 6 (Friday)|
|Taekwondo||July 24 (Saturday) – July 27 (Tuesday)|
|Tennis||July 24 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday)|
|Triathlon||July 26 (Monday) – July 27 (Tuesday), July 31 (Saturday)|
|Volleyball||Beach Volleyball||July 24 (Saturday) – August 7 (Saturday)|
|Volleyball||July 24 (Saturday) – August 8 (Sunday)|
List of Countries Participating in Tokyo Olympics 2021
Here’s a list of all the countries that will be participating in the Olympics 2021:
|American Samoa||Great Britain||Palestine|
|Angola||Grenada||Papua New Guinea|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Guam||Paraguay|
|Bahamas||Hong Kong||Refugee Olympic Team|
|Bahrain||Hungary||Republic of the Congo|
|Bangladesh||Iceland||Russian Olympic Committee|
|Belgium||Iran||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Benin||Ireland||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Bolivia||Ivory Coast||São Tomé and Príncipe|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Jamaica||Saudi Arabia|
|The British Virgin Islands||Kazakhstan||Seychelles|
|Cape Verde||Lebanon||South Korea|
|Cayman Islands||Lesotho||South Sudan|
|The central African Republic||Liberia||Spain|
|Costa Rica||Malaysia||Chinese Taipei|
|Czech Republic||Marshall Islands||Togo|
|The Democratic Republic of the Congo||Mauritius||Tonga|
|Denmark||Mexico||Trinidad and Tobago|
|El Salvador||Myanmar||United Arab Emirates|
|Equatorial Guinea||Namibia||United States|
|Federated States of Micronesia||Nicaragua||Vietnam|
List of Sports in Tokyo Olympics 2021
Following Sports competitions will be held in the 2021 Olympics:
- Aquatics (including swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming, water polo)
- Baseball and Softball
- Basketball (including 3×3 basketball)
- Canoe / Kayak
- Cycling — including Track, Road, Mountain Bike and BMX
- Football (soccer)
- Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic, and Trampolining)
- Modern Pentathlon
- Rugby 7s
- Sport Climbing
- Table Tennis
- Track & Field
- Volleyball — indoor and beach volleyball
- n Wrestling (Greco-Roman and Freestyle)
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So, what are you waiting for? Prepare yourself for the mega event and mark your calendars. Subscribe to the streaming service that is broadcasting Tokyo Olympics 2021 in Australia.