Tokyo Olympics 2021 Baseball, Softball
Baseball will be featured at the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics for the first time since the 2008 Summer Olympics. Six national teams will compete in the tournament. Israel, Japan (host), Mexico, South Korea, the United States, and the Dominican Republic have qualified. Baseball/softball is one of five sports that were added to the programme of the 2021 Summer Olympics only.
Venue: Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama Fukushima Azuma Stadium, Fukushima City
Dates: 28 July – 7 August 2021
No. of events: 1
Group A: Japan, Mexico, Dominican Republic
Group B: South Korea, Israel, United States
Schedule – 10 games will be played in the knockout round:
- A3 vs B3 (loser eliminated)
- A2 vs B2
- Winner of 1 vs Winner of 2
- A1 vs B1
- Loser of 2 vs Loser of 3 (loser eliminated)
- Loser of 4 vs Winner of 5 (loser to bronze medal game)
- Winner of 3 vs Winner of 4 (winner to gold medal game)
- Loser of 7 vs Winner of 6 (winner to gold medal game, loser to bronze medal game)
- Bronze medal game: Loser of 6 vs Loser of 8
- Gold medal game: Winner of 7 vs. Winner of 8
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Baseball, Softball Live Streaming + TV Channel Details, Broadcast Rights
The Sony Pictures Networks India has been awarded the broadcast rights in India and its subcontinent for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. It will provide television coverage on Sony and live streaming through their SonyLiv app and website with a premium subscription. Jio users can enjoy live streaming of Olympics for free on Jio TV app. DD Sports will also televise all Indian matches of Olympics 2021. DD sports is free to air channel in India.
In Australia, Seven West Media secured the exclusive Australian free-to-air and subscription broadcast television rights, as well as radio rights with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through until 2020. CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s Olympic network will telecast event for Canadian audiences. CBC’s detailed coverage of Tokyo 2020 will feature live broadcasts from every venue and include every Canadian medal-winning moment, with more than 3775 hours of live coverage on multiple platforms and it also partners with TSN and Sportsnet to provide live event coverage, giving audiences multiple options as to what to watch on TV each day.
Channel 7 hold the exclusive broadcast rights to the Tokyo Olympics and the coverage will be spread across the network’s channels — 7, 7TWO and 7mate. The coverage will also be streamed via 7plus, with a 24/7 live stream and a dedicated Olympic channel throughout the games. 7plus will also be free once you sign up with an email address and some personal details.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded broadcast rights in Africa for the next four editions of the Olympic Games. DStv SuperSport, Econet Media and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has secured free-to-air rights to provide detailed coverage in the Sub-Saharan.
In the United Kingdom the BBC will be sole broadcaster of the games. BBC One and BBC Two will broadcast more than 350 hours of action live from Tokyo, covering all 33 sports, while a second live stream will be available on BBC iPlayer. The Tokyo 2020 Tokyo Games also going to be live on Eurosport.
NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC will show more than 7,000 hours of content from the Tokyo Olympics across its networks and streaming platforms. NBCUniversal will air more than 7,000 hours of Olympics coverage including the USA men’s basketball team’s chase for a 16th gold medal, women’s basketball, women’s soccer, swimming and gymnastics featuring USA champion Simone Biles. More than 5,000 hours will stream on NBColympics website. In addition, cable sports network NBCSN will broadcast more than 440 hours and USA Network more than 380 hours on USA Network. The Olympic Channel will show Team USA competitions, including wrestling and tennis. The Golf Channel will show golf events, and Telemundo Deportes will air competitions in Spanish language.
European fans can watch live coverage of Summer Olympics on Discovery, Inc. and Eurosport. German spectators can watch TV telecast of Tokyo summer Olympics 2021 on ARD and ZDF TV channels as well as on its digital platform that include official website and apps. Host Japan sports enthusiasts can enjoy live streaming of Olympics 2021 on Japan Consortium TV channel.
TV Channel/Broadcast Rights
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||BHRT|
|Brazil||Grupo Globo, BandSports|
|Canada||CBC/Radio-Canada, Sportsnet, TSN, TLN|
|Caribbean||International Media Content Ltd., SportsMax|
|Chinese Taipei||Chunghwa Telecom, EBC, ELTA, PTS|
|Europe||Discovery, Inc., Eurosport|
|France||France Télévisions, Eurosport|
|Hong Kong||i-Cable, PCCW, TVB|
|Indian subcontinent||Sony Pictures Networks|
|Latin America||América Móvil, DirecTV|
|Malaysia||Astro, RTM, Unifi TV|
|Mexico||Televisa, TV Azteca, Imagen Televisión|
|New Zealand||Sky, TVNZ|
|South Africa||SABC, SuperSport|
|South Korea||Coupang, KBS, MBC, SBS|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||Infront Sports & Media, SuperSport|
|Thailand||AIS, GMM25, Plan B, JKN18, PPTV, TV Pool, True4U|
|United Kingdom||BBC, Eurosport|
|United States||NBC Universal, Candy TV, Plus+|
Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Japan: Masahiro Tanaka, Hayato Sakamoto, Yudai Ohno, Kensuke Kondoh, Hideto Asamura, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Tetsuto Yamada, Kodai Senga, Yuki Yanagita, Seiya Suzuki, Ryutaro Umeno, Suguru Iwazaki, Takuya Kai, Ryoya Kurihara, Yasuaki Yamasaki, Masataka Yoshida, Koyo Aoyagi, Sosuke Genda, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Munetaka Murakami, Kaima Taira, Masato Morishita, Hiromi Itoh, Ryoji Kuribayashi,
USA: Scott Kazmir, Edwin Jackson, Todd Frazier, David Robertson, Brandon Dickson, Anthony Gose, Bubba Starling, Tim Federowicz, Tyler Austin, Eddy Alvarez, Nick Martinez, Patrick Kivlehan, Anthony Carter, Scott McGough, Shane Baz, Jack López, Eric Filia, Mark Kolozsvary, Nick Allen, Triston Casas, Simeon Woods Richardson, Ryder Ryan, Jamie Westbrook, Joe Ryan
Mexico: Óliver Pérez, Adrián González, Ramiro Peña, Fernando Salas, Danny Espinosa, Manny Bañuelos, Efrén Navarro, Juan Pablo Oramas, Ali Solis, Ryan Goins, César Vargas, Teddy Stankiewicz, Joey Meneses, Sebastián Elizalde, Isaac Rodriguez, Daniel Duarte, Manuel Barreda, Alexis Wilson, Jonathan Jones Jr, Jose Cardona, Sasagi Sanchez, Jesus Anguamea, Edgar Arredondo, Carlos Bustamante
Dominican Republic: José Bautista, Melky Cabrera, Emilio Bonifácio, Jairo Asencio, Juan Francisco, Jhan Mariñez, Angel Sánchez, Jumbo Díaz, Dario Alvarez, Yefri Perez, Charlie Valerio, Erick Mejia, Julio Rodríguez, Jeison Guzmán, Cristopher Crisostomo, Denyi Reyes, Ramón Rosso, Gustavo Nunez, Roldani Baldwin, Johan Mieses, Gabriel Arias, Raul Valdes, Junior Garcia, Luis Felipe Castillo
South Korea: Oh Seung-hwan, Kang Min-ho, Kim Hyun-soo, Oh Ji-hwan, Park Hae-min, Choi Joo-hwan, Hur Kyoung-min, Hwang Jae-gyun, Yang Eui-ji, Cha Woo-chan, Oh Jae-il, Park Kun-woo, Cho Sang-woo, Park Se-woong, Ko Young-pyo, Kim Min-woo, Go Woo-suk, Lee Jung-hoo, Kim Hyeseong, Choi Won-joon, Won Tae-in, Kang Baek-ho, Lee Eui-lee, Kim Jin-uk
Israel: Ian Kinsler, Danny Valencia, Ryan Lavarnway, Jeremy Bleich, Josh Zeid, Nick Rickles, Jon Moscot, Alon Leichman, Ty Kelly, Alex Katz, Joey Wagman, Shlomo Lipetz, Blake Gailen, Mitch Glasser, Scott Burcham, Jake Fishman, Jonathan de Marte, Zach Penprase, Tal Erel, Zack Weiss, Rob Paller, Assaf Lowengart, DJ Sharabi, Ben Wanger