How to Watch the Tokyo Olympics 2021 [Updated Guide]

How to Watch the Tokyo Olympics 2021 [Updated Guide]

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 to make their country proud.

The Olympics torch would have reached the hosting country by now i.e. Japan (the Tokyo Olympics location for this year) as the event is just around the corner. If you have not yet prepared for streaming the Tokyo summer Olympics 2021, follow this guide to learn how to watch the Japan Tokyo Olympics 2021 live online from anywhere.

Summer Olympics 2021 Host & Venue

The 2021 Summer Olympics will be hosted by Japan in Tokyo, which is why the event’s name itself is Tokyo Olympics 2021. Initially, the event was scheduled for the year 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.

How to Stream Tokyo Olympics 2021 Live From Anywhere

There is no doubt that the Olympics is the biggest sporting event in history and, since the athletes participating in this mega event are coming from all over the world, the whole world will be looking forward to watching it live. Even if the biggest collection of the events will be available on linear TV, online streamers suffer.

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 all over the world, 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 anywhere.

The following streaming platforms are featuring the Tokyo Olympics live stream in 2021:

US-Based PlatformsNon US-Based Platforms
Peacock TV7Plus
YouTube TVSportsnet
Sling TVSkySports
NBC Olympics Channel
The Golf Channel

However, even if you are based in the US but are traveling or staying outside of it for any reason, you won’t be able to access the US-based platforms that you’re subscribed to, owing to geo-restrictions.

So, in any case, a reliable VPN is your best friend.

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:

AquaticsSwimmingJuly 24 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday)
DivingJuly 25 (Sunday) – July 28 (Wednesday), July 30 (Friday) – August 7 (Saturday)
Artistic SwimmingAugust 2 (Monday) – August 4 (Wednesday), August 6 (Friday) – August 7 (Saturday)
Water PoloJuly 24 (Saturday) – August 8 (Sunday)
Marathon SwimmingAugust 4 (Wednesday) – August 5 (Thursday)
ArcheryJuly 23 (Friday) – July 31 (Saturday)
AthleticsTrack & Field / MarathonJuly 30 (Friday) – August 8 (Sunday)
Race WalkJuly 30 (Friday), August 6 (Friday) – August 7 (Saturday)
BadmintonJuly 24 (Saturday) – August 2 (Monday)
Baseball/SoftballBaseballJuly 28 (Wednesday) – August 5 (Thursday), August 7 (Saturday)
SoftballJuly 21 (Wednesday) – July 22 (Tuesday), July 24 (Saturday) – July 27 (Tuesday)
Basketball3×3 BasketballJuly 24 (Saturday) – July 28 (Wednesday)
BasketballJuly 25 (Sunday) – August 8 (Sunday)
BoxingJuly 24 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday), August 3 (Tuesday) – August 8 (Sunday)
CanoeSlalomJuly 25 (Sunday) – July 30 (Friday)
SprintAugust 2 (Monday) – August 7 (Saturday)
CyclingBMX FreestyleJuly 31 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday)
BMX RacingJuly 29 (Thursday) – July 30 (Friday)
Mountain BikeJuly 26 (Monday) – July 29 (Tuesday)
RoadJuly 26 (Saturday) – July 25 (Sunday), July 28 (Wednesday)
TrackAugust 2 (Monday) – August 8 (Sunday)
EquestrianDressageJuly 24 (Saturday) – July 25 (Sunday), July 27 (Tuesday) – July 28 (Wednesday)
EventingJuly 30 (Friday) – August 2 (Monday)
JumpingAugust 3 (Tuesday) August 6 (Wednesday), August 7 (Friday) – August 7 (Saturday)
FencingJuly 24 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday)
FootballJuly 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)
GolfJuly 29 (Thursday) – August 1 (Sunday), August 4 (Wednesday) – August 7 (Saturday)
GymnasticsArtisticJuly 24 (Saturday) – July 29 (Thursday), August 1 (Sunday) – August 3 (Tuesday)
RhythmicAugust 6 (Friday) – August 8 (Sunday)
TrampolineJuly 30 (Friday) – July 31 (Saturday)
HandballJuly 24 (Saturday) – August 8 (Sunday)
HockeyJuly 24 (Saturday) – August 6 (Friday)
JudoJuly 24 (Saturday) – July 31 (Saturday)
KarateKata, KumiteAugust 5 (Thursday)- August 7 (Saturday)
Modern PentathlonAugust 5 (Thursday) – August 7 (Saturday)
RowingJuly 23 (Friday) – July 30 (Friday)
RugbyJuly 26 (Monday) – July 31 (Saturday)
SailingJuly 25 (Sunday) – August 4 (Wednesday)
ShootingRifle and PistolJuly 24 (Saturday) – July 25 (Sunday), July 27 (Tuesday), July 29 (Thursday) – August 2 (Monday)
ShotgunJuly 25 (Sunday) – July 26 (Monday), July 28 (Wednesday) – July 29 (Thursday), July 31 (Saturday)
SkateboardingParkAugust 4 (Wednesday) – August 5 (Thursday)
StreetJuly 25 (Sunday) – July 26 (Monday)
Sport ClimbingAugust 3 (Tuesday) – August 6 (Friday)
SurfingJuly 25 (Sunday) – August 1 (Sunday)
Table TennisJuly 24 (Saturday) – July 30 (Friday), August 1 (Sunday) – August 6 (Friday)
TaekwondoJuly 24 (Saturday) – July 27 (Tuesday)
TennisJuly 24 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday)
TriathlonJuly 26 (Monday) – July 27 (Tuesday), July 31 (Saturday)
VolleyballBeach VolleyballJuly 24 (Saturday) – August 7 (Saturday)
VolleyballJuly 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 SamoaGreat BritainPalestine
AngolaGrenadaPapua New Guinea
Antigua and BarbudaGuamParaguay
AustriaHaitiPuerto Rico
BahamasHong KongRefugee Olympic Team
BahrainHungaryRepublic of the Congo
BangladeshIcelandRussian Olympic Committee
BelgiumIranSaint Kitts and Nevis
BelizeIraqSaint Lucia
BeninIrelandSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
BhutanItalySan Marino
BoliviaIvory CoastSão Tomé and Príncipe
Bosnia and HerzegovinaJamaicaSaudi Arabia
BotswanaJapan (host)Senegal
British Virgin IslandsKazakhstanSeychelles
BruneiKenyaSierra Leone
Burkina FasoKosovoSlovakia
CambodiaKyrgyzstanSolomon Islands
CanadaLatviaSouth Africa
Cape VerdeLebanonSouth Korea
Cayman IslandsLesothoSouth Sudan
Central African RepublicLiberiaSpain
ChadLibyaSri Lanka
Cook IslandsMalawiSyria
Costa RicaMalaysiaChinese Taipei
Czech RepublicMarshall IslandsTogo
Democratic Republic of the CongoMauritiusTonga
DenmarkMexicoTrinidad and Tobago
Dominican RepublicMongoliaTurkmenistan
East TimorMontenegroTuvalu
El SalvadorMyanmarUnited Arab Emirates
Equatorial GuineaNamibiaUnited States
EthiopiaNew ZealandVenezuela
Federated States of MicronesiaNicaraguaVietnam
FijiNigerVirgin Islands
FranceNorth MacedoniaZambia
The Gambia

List of Sports in Tokyo Olympics 2021

Following Sports competitions will be held in 2021 Olympics:

  1. Aquatics (including swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming, water polo)
  2. Archery
  3. Badminton
  4. Baseball and Softball
  5. Basketball (including 3×3 basketball)
  6. Boxing
  7. Canoe / Kayak
  8. Cycling — including Track, Road, Mountain Bike and BMX
  9. Equestrian
  10. Fencing
  11. Football (soccer)
  12. Golf
  13. Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampolining)
  14. Handball
  15. Hockey
  16. Judo
  17. Karate
  18. Modern Pentathlon
  19. Rowing
  20. Rugby 7s
  21. Sailing
  22. Shooting
  23. Skateboarding
  24. Sport Climbing
  25. Surfing
  26. Table Tennis
  27. Taekwondo
  28. Tennis
  29. Track & Field
  30. Triathlon
  31. Volleyball — indoor and beach volleyball
  32. Weightlifting
  33. n Wrestling (Greco-Roman and Freestyle)


Yes, the 2020 Olympics were postponed due to the pandemic and later scheduled for 2021.

The Tokyo Olympics will start on July 23, 2021, and will end on August 8, 2021.

The 2020 Olympics were to be held in Tokyo and even after being postponed for a year, the venue of the Olympics will remain the same.

Spectators were banned as the organizers dear a surge in Covid cases. To stay safe from any spread out, there will be no spectators in the stadium.

Olympics opening ceremony is on the 23rd of July in Tokyo National Stadium.

Yes, the Olympics Channel is a subscription-free OTT service. You can watch the games live on its website “” or you can download its app for mobile. [accordion_inner title="What health and safety measures are in place for Tokyo 2020?" id="8"]The management has taken strict steps for safeguarding Tokyo 2020 as they have restricted spectators and have also lined up strict monitoring of athletes’ health.


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 2020 in your region and, if there isn’t one in your region, then get the fastest VPN to access the Summer Games 2021 from anywhere.

Chris Mack

Chris Mack

Chris is a technology and entertainment writer whose main interests revolve around the art of writing and expression. He loves writing research-based articles in different niches and translating his thoughts into words that inspire others.

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