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:, 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 first official day of the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo will see the start of another two sports, and the opening ceremony. The ranking round of the archery begins, as do the heats for the skulls in rowing. However, the majority of Friday at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics will be focused on the opening ceremony.

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