The 2021 Summer Olympics, also known as Tokyo 2021, is an upcoming international multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. it will take place from 24 July to 9 August 2021, earlier the event was postponed in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games will feature a record 33 competitions and 339 events held across 42 competition venues.
- Host city: Tokyo, Japan
- Motto: United by Emotion
- Nations: 205
- Athletes: 11,091
- Events: 339 in 33 sports (50 disciplines)
- Opening date: 23 July 2021
- Closing date: 8 August 2021
- Stadium: Japan National Stadium
Tokyo Olympics 2021 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 2021 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 2021. CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s Olympic network will telecast event for Canadian audiences. CBC’s detailed coverage of Tokyo 2021 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 2021 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.
Tokyo Summer Olympic 2021 Sports Events
The Games will feature 339 events in 33 different sports, encompassing a total of 50 disciplines
- Artistic swimming (2)
- Diving (8)
- Swimming (37)
- Water polo (2)
- Baseball (1)
- Softball (1)
- Basketball (2)
- 3×3 basketball (2)
- Slalom (4)
- Sprint (12)
- BMX freestyle (2)
- BMX racing (2)
- Mountain biking (2)
- Road cycling (4)
- Track cycling (12)
- Dressage (2)
- Eventing (2)
- Jumping (2)
Field hockey (2)
- Artistic (14)
- Rhythmic (2)
- Trampoline (2)
- Kata (2)
- Kumite (6)
Modern pentathlon (2)
Rugby sevens (2)
Sport climbing (2)
Table tennis (5)
- Volleyball (2)
- Beach volleyball (2)
- Freestyle (12)
- Greco-Roman (6)
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Participating Countries
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan (host), Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Refugee Olympic Team, Republic of the Congo, ROC, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São, Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Chinese Taipei, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe