The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and branded as Tokyo 2020, is an ongoing international multi-sport event that is currently being held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, with some preliminary events beginning on 21 July.
Dates: Fri, Jul 23, 2021 – Sun, Aug 8, 2021
Stadium: Olympic Stadium (Tokyo 2020)
Watch the Olympics from the opening ceremony to amazing celebrations of athletes from around the world. You will be able to watch every moment from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 live thanks to the Official Olympic Broadcast Partners. They will bring all the excitement and drama of the Olympic Games to you, live & on-demand, with the most comprehensive, relevant and tailored offerings wherever you are.
Your local Tokyo 2020 broadcaster(s) are listed in the document below. Please refer to respective broadcast schedules for precise details of when & how to watch.
Olympics live stream: how to watch Tokyo 2020 online and free today, TV channel
Move over anime, J-pop and arcade games because the 2021 Tokyo Olympics has landed! Adam Peaty is through to the final of the men's 100m breaststroke and Japan's Horigame has won a historic skateboarding gold, but with a total of 339 gold medals up for grabs, it's all to play for. UK viewers can watch the Olympics free on BBC iPlayer. Read on to find out how to get a Tokyo Olympics free live stream from anywhere in the world.
Watch the Tokyo Olympics free from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Tokyo Olympics rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are lots of VPN providers but some are more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.