Tokyo Olympics 2021: TV channel, streaming, & what’s on today

After a year’s delay, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are set to officially start on July 23, 2021. How can you watch the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, where can you stream the games, and what events are on today?

What channel is the 2020/2021 Tokyo Olympics on and where can you stream the games?

TV Channel: NBC, USA Network, CNBC, NBCSN & Olympic Channel
Where to Stream: NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports, and Peacock

Who is announcing the 2020/2021 Olympics?

NBC will use a large number of presenters and analysts to provide comprehensive coverage of the 2020/2021 Tokyo Olympics

NBC Hosts: Mike Tirico, Rebecca Lowe
USA Network Hosts: Ahmed Fareed, Liam McHugh, Kathryn Tappen
CNBC Hosts: Shepard Smith, Meghan Triplett, Carl Quintanilla
NBCSN Hosts: Cara Banks, Damon Hack
Olympic Channel Hosts: Carolyn Manno, Tessa Bonhomme
Peacock Hosts: Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbajabiamila (Tokyo Live, 6-11 AM ET), Rich Eisen (Tokyo Gold, 11 AM-7 PM ET), Cari Champion, Kenny Mayne (Tokyo Tonight, 7:30 PM-Midnight ET), Lindsay Czarniak, Lolo Jones, and M.J. Acosta-Ruiz (On Her Turf, 7-7:30 PM ET).
Selected former Olympians on the Tokyo 2021 Olympics coverage: Amy Van Dyken, Apolo Ohno, Ato Bolden, Candace Parker, Chris Marlow, Dain Blanton, Gus Kenworthy, Heather Olson, John Smith, Jordan Burroughs, Julie Fourdy, Kara Lawson, Melanie Smith-Taylor, Nastia Liukin, Paul Sutherland, Rowdy Gaines, Sanya Richards-Ross, Tanith White, Tara Lipinski, Tim Daggett, Vince Carter

For a full list of hosts, commentators and analysts, check out NBC’s full listing of their 178 commentators.

When is the 2020/2021 Tokyo Olympics?

Day: July 20 – August 8, 2021
Time: Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of ET, meaning that the day’s events will begin at around 8 PM ET the day before in the US. For example, the events scheduled for Wednesday 23 in Tokyo will start at 8 PM ET on Tuesday 22.

Where are the 2021 Olympics?

Location: Tokyo, Japan, is the central location of the 2020/2021 Olympics. However, events will be staged at various locations around Japan.

What is on the Olympics today?

The opening day of the Olympics will take place two days prior to the opening ceremony itself. The first events take place in the evening ET of Tuesday, July 20, as the softball and soccer tournaments begin.

The first event of the Tokyo 2021 Olympics is the opening round of softball, as Australia takes on Japan at 8 PM ET Tuesday. Team USA’s first Olympic involvement will begin at 11 PM ET, taking on Italy in their first match of the softball tournament. The third and final softball match on Day 1 of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics sees Mexico and Canada square off at 2 AM ET.

Women’s soccer begins in the early hours of Wednesday morning ET. The first matchup sees Great Britain take on Chile at 3:30 AM ET. The first match for the US Women’s National Team begins at 4:30 AM ET on Wednesday, July 21.

Full list of soccer matches at the 2020/2021 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, July 21:

Great Britain vs. Chile (Group E) | 3:30 AM ET
China vs. Brazil (Group F) | 4 AM ET
Sweden vs. USA (Group G) | 4:30 AM ET
Japan vs. China (Group F) | 6:30 AM ET
Zambia vs. Netherlands (Group F) | 7 AM ET
Australia vs. New Zealand (Group F) | 7:30 AM ET

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