Tokyo 2020 Olympics – When is it, what time does it start, where to watch

by | Jul 19, 2021 | Articles, News, TV | 0 comments

After a year-long postponement due to the global pandemic, the much anticipated Tokyo Olympics 2020 is finally taking place between 23 July and 8 August, in the Japan National Stadium, Shinjuku.

On Monday, The Opening Ceremony will begin at 12:00 pm (20:00 local time), followed by Men’s and Women’s Individual archery events which start at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm respectively.

 

  1. Latest News on the Tokyo Olympics 2020
  2. Where to watch the Tokyo Olympics 2020
  3. Current deals (TV and mobile)
  4. The Tokyo Olympics 2020 Timetable
  5. Get help to set up TV

 

1. Latest news 

Updated: 19 July 2021

 

  • The International Olympic Committee has announced no spectators are allowed at the venue, due to Tokyo’s state of emergency in response to a spike in Covid-19 cases.
  • As of 19th July, there are 58 confirmed positive cases in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (see the official list here)
  • Several athletes have tested positive for Covid-19, including South African football players Kamohelo Mahlatsi and Thabiso Monyane, and American tennis star Coco Gauff.

 

 

2. Where can I watch Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

 

Eurosport is the main European rights holder for broadcasting the Olympics this year, while the BBC will cover the major moments totalling over 350 hours of the games. The Opening Ceremony will be shown live on BBC One, BBC Red Button and online.

 

3. What deals are currently available?

 

To enjoy the complete Tokyo Olympics 2020 on TV, you will need Eurosport, which you can add to your existing package, or at a discounted price as a new customer.

NOW Sky Sports Pass:

Sky TV Offers:

More: What channels do you get with Sky TV? (Updated 2021)

To watch on the go, you can stream on BBC iPlayer (free) and Eurosport.

Amazon Prime:

Sky Mobile:

  • on Sky Go with no extra data cost (for Sky TV Customers)

Eurosport (direct):

More: What channels do you get with Sky TV? (Updated 2021)

 

4. Tokyo Olympics 2020 Time Table

 

Sport Discipline Dates
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)

 

4. Confused? We’re here to help

 

To find out more about TV deals or adding Eurosport to your package, contact us at  08003688551 or [email protected].

If you wish to sign up for a TV package with Sky, simply fill out our short application form and one of our connections experts will help you find the TV package that is the most suitable for your needs and budget. We have access to special deals and promotions from leading providers, get in touch today and start saving!

 

The leading utility experts in the UK

Please Connect Me is a free utility concierge to help home movers set up all their essential services in one simple step.

We can connect you to all councils, all water companies and all major energy and broadband providers across the UK, and have access to exclusive offers and discounts to not only save you time but money as well.