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How to live stream the 2020 Summer Olympics with a VPN

Oppdatert: juni 13, 2020
How to live stream the 2020 Summer Olympics with a VPN

Important: The 2020 Tokyo Olympic games have been rescheduled for 2021. Please check the official IOC site for the latest news.

Watch the Olympics 2021 live on the BBC (UK)

Price: Free

The BBC holds broadcasting rights for the 2021 Summer Olympics in the UK. Be sure to check the BBC’s official schedule to learn when to watch your favorite events.

To watch the Olympics on the BBC:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Go to BBC iPlayer or TVPlayer and sign up.
  4. Enjoy your stream.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the BBC iPlayer app on your Android or iOS device.

Learn more about watching BBC iPlayer with ExpressVPN.

Stream the Tokyo Games on the CBC (Canada)

Price: Free

The CBC is one of the official broadcasters in Canada for the Summer Olympics. Be sure to check with the CBC’s schedule to know when to tune in. Signing up is painless.

To watch the Olympics on the CBC:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in Canada.
  3. Go to CBC Gem and sign up. (You may need to enter a valid Canadian postal code, e.g., R3T 4A7, V1M 1Y8.)
  4. Enjoy the Olympics.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the CBC Gem app on your Android or iOS device.

Live stream the Olympics on 7plus (Australia)

Price: Free

Channels: The Olympic Channel

The Australian streaming service 7plus recently added the Olympic Channel to its channel lineup. On 7plus, you can catch various sports during the Summer Olympics. And it’s completely free.

To watch the Olympics on 7plus:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in Australia.
  3. Go to 7plus and sign up.
  4. Enjoy your stream.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the 7plus app on your Android or iOS device.

Watch summer Olympics streams on TVNZ (NZ)

Price: Free

Channels: TVNZ 1

TVNZ will be airing the 2021 Summer Olympics in New Zealand, providing 12 hours of free-to-air coverage each afternoon and evening during the event. For the start time of the broadcasts, check the TVNZ TV Guide.

To watch the Olympics on TVNZ:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in New Zealand.
  3. Head to TVNZ and sign up.
  4. Enjoy your stream!

Watching on mobile? Fire up the TVNZ app on your Android or iOS device.

Watch Olympic streams on Sportsnet (Canada)

Price: 10 CAD and up

Sportsnet in Canada also holds broadcasting rights for the Tokyo Olympics. Sportsnet offers two subscription plans: SN Now (20 CAD/month) and SN Now+ (7-Day Pass for 10 CAD, monthly subscription for 28 CAD/month, or Annual Pass for 20.83 CAD/month).

To watch the Olympics on Sportsnet:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in Canada.
  3. Visit Sportsnet Now and sign up. (You may need to enter a valid Canadian postal code, e.g., R3T 4A7, V1M 1Y8.)
  4. Enjoy the stream.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the Sportsnet app on your Android or iOS device.

Stream the Tokyo Games live on TSN (Canada)

Price: 5 CAD/day or 20 CAD/month

TSN also has broadcasting rights for the Tokyo Olympics. You’ll also get a full range of TSN sports channels for streaming your favorite sports online.

To watch the Olympics on TSN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in Canada.
  3. Visit the TSN website and sign up. (You may need to enter a valid Canadian postal code, e.g., R3T 4A7, V1M 1Y8.)
  4. Tune in to the stream.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the TSN app on your Android or iOS device.

Watch Olympics live online on Eurosport (UK)

Price: 5 GBP/month or 25 GBP/year

Eurosport is the other official broadcaster of the Summer Olympics in the UK.

To watch the Olympics on Eurosport:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Visit the Eurosport website and sign up.
  4. Tune in to the Olympics live!

Watching on mobile? Fire up the Eurosport Player app on your Android or iOS device.

Get live Olympic streams on Sling TV Blue (U.S.)

Price: 20 USD/month and up

Channels: CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, USA Network

Sling TV offers all channels for watching the Summer Olympics in the U.S. If you want to watch CNBC, use the “News Extra” add-on for 5 USD/month. If you prefer to watch on the Golf Channel and the Olympic Channel, get the “Sports Extra” add-on for 10 USD/month. A seven-day free trial is available for Sling TV.

To watch the Olympics on Sling TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to the Sling TV website and sign up for Sling Blue (20 USD/month). You may need to provide a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10001, 48104) and pay with a U.S. credit/debit card or PayPal account.
  4. Enjoy the stream.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the Sling TV app on your Android or iOS device.

Schedules for Olympic event telecasts on Sling TV vary:

  • NBC: Primarily evenings, and weekend afternoons
  • CNBC: After the stock market closes
  • MSNBC: Early mornings
  • USA Network: Overnight
  • NBCSN: Various hours

Check the full Olympic schedule below to find out when to tune in.

Learn more about watching Sling TV with ExpressVPN.

Stream the 2021 Tokyo Games live on Hulu (U.S.)

Price: 55 USD/month

Channels: CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, USA Network

Hulu also offers all channels that hold broadcasting rights for the Tokyo Olympics in the U.S. A seven-day free trial is available.

To watch the Olympics on Hulu:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to Hulu’s website and sign up (55 USD/month). You may need to provide a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10001, 48104) and pay with a U.S. credit/debit card number or PayPal account.
  4. Enjoy watching.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the Hulu app on your Android or iOS device.

Schedules for Olympic event telecasts on Hulu vary:

  • NBC: Primarily evenings, and weekend afternoons
  • CNBC: After the stock market closes
  • MSNBC: Early mornings
  • USA Network: Overnight
  • NBCSN: Various hours

Check the full Olympic schedule below to find out when to tune in.

Learn more about watching Hulu with ExpressVPN.

Watch the Olympics live on AT&T TV Now (U.S.)

Price: 65 USD/month (get the “Max” package for 80 USD/month to watch the Golf Channel and the Olympic Channel)

Channels: CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, USA Network

AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV) also offers every channel that broadcasts the Summer Olympics in the U.S. A seven-day free trial is available.

To watch the Olympics on AT&T TV Now:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to AT&T TV Now and sign up (65 USD/month). You may need to enter a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10001, 48104).
  4. Enjoy the games.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the AT&T TV app on your Android or iOS device.

Schedules for Olympic event telecasts on AT&T TV vary:

  • NBC: Primarily evenings, and weekend afternoons
  • CNBC: After the stock market closes
  • MSNBC: Early mornings
  • USA Network: Overnight
  • NBCSN: Various hours

Check the full Olympic schedule below to find out when to tune in.

Learn more about watching AT&T TV Now with ExpressVPN.

Stream the Tokyo Olympics live on fuboTV (U.S.)

Price: 55 USD/month

Channels: CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, USA Network

Internet television provider fuboTV offers every channel that broadcasts the Tokyo Olympics in the U.S., as well as U.S. channels that offer the Olympics with Spanish commentary. A seven-day free trial is available.

To watch the Olympics on fuboTV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to fuboTV and sign up (55 USD/month). You may need to enter a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10001, 48104).
  4. Enjoy the stream.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the fuboTV app on your Android or iOS device.

Schedules for Olympic event telecasts on fuboTV vary:

  • NBC: Primarily evenings, and weekend afternoons
  • CNBC: After the stock market closes
  • MSNBC: Early mornings
  • USA Network: Overnight
  • NBCSN: Various hours

Check the full Olympic schedule below to find out when to tune in.

Learn more about watching fuboTV with ExpressVPN.

Note: You can combine the free trials for over a month of free streaming!

Watch the Olympics on NBC (U.S. TV subscription needed)

Price: Pay-TV subscription

Channels: NBC

In the U.S., NBC is the official broadcaster for the 2021 games. If you already have a cable subscription (or a subscription to a cord-cutting service like fuboTV or Sling TV), you can use those credentials to watch NBC’s programming live online for free.

To enjoy the NBC’s Olympic steams from anywhere:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Visit the NBC Olympics website and sign in with your TV subscription details.
  4. Enjoy the Olympics.

Stream the Olympics with the NBC Sports app (U.S. TV subscription needed)

Price: Pay-TV subscription

Prefer watching on mobile, tablet, Roku, Chromecast, or another console? Use the NBC Sports app to catch the action from anywhere.

To watch the Olympics with the NBC Sports app:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Get the NBC Sports app on your Android or iOS device.
  4. Sit back and enjoy.

Listen to Olympic coverage on Radio-Canada and SiriusXM Canada

Radio-Canada and SiriusXM Canada will provide an audio broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics this year.

To listen to the Olympics live with Radio-Canada or SiriusXM Canada:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in Canada.
  3. Visit Radio-Canada or SiriusXM Canada.
  4. Enjoy the live radio coverage.

Listening on mobile? Fire up the Radio Canada app (on Android and iOS) or the SiriusXM Canada app (on Android or iOS).

Watch Summer Olympic highlights on YouTube

Check out the latest highlights and exclusive documentaries about this year’s event on the official Olympic YouTube channel.

To watch Olympic highlights on YouTube:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location where YouTube is available.
  3. Go to the Olympic YouTube channel.
  4. Enjoy.

2021 Olympics dates: When are the Tokyo Olympics?

The 2020 Summer Olympics was scheduled to be held between July 24 and August 9, 2020. The 2021 dates have not been announced yet.

Check the full Olympic schedule for details about the events.

Which sports will be in the Tokyo Olympics?

The Tokyo Olympics will feature 33 different sports.

The sports at this year’s Olympics are:

  • Aquatics (swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo)
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Baseball and softball (will be held at the main venue of the Yokohama Stadium)
    Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Canoe/kayak
  • Cycling (including track, road, mountain bike, and BMX. Track cycling and mountain bike events will take place 120 kilometers away from Tokyo in Izu)
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football (soccer)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics (artistic, rhythmic, and trampolining)
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Karate (six kumite and two kata categories. To be held at the Nippon Budokan in central Tokyo)
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Rugby sevens
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skateboarding (men and women’s street and park skateboarding events)
  • Sport climbing (bouldering and lead and speed combined climbing)
  • Surfing (men’s and women’s shortboard surfing, to be held about one hour from Tokyo at Shida Shita Point)
  • Table tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball (indoor and beach volleyball)
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling (Greco-Roman and freestyle)

Summer Olympics venues, dates, and schedule

Here are the venues slated for the Tokyo Olympics this year. All dates and times are in Eastern Time (U.S.).

Heritage Zone

The Heritage Zone is in Tokyo’s central business district.

DateEventVenue
Jul 24Opening ceremonyNew National Stadium
Jul 24–Aug 8HandballYoyogi National Gymnasium
Jul 24–Aug 1 and Aug 1–9BoxingRyōgoku Kokugikan
Jul 24–31 and Aug 2–6Table tennisTokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
Jul 24–Jul 31JudoNippon Budokan
Jul 24–28 and Jul 31–Aug 4WeightliftingTokyo International Forum
Jul 30–Aug 8Athletics (track and field)New National Stadium
Aug 5–8KarateNippon Budokan
Aug 6Football (women’s final)New National Stadium
Aug 9Closing ceremonyNew National Stadium

 

Tokyo Bay Zone

Facilities in the Tokyo Bay Zone are all close to Tokyo Bay, for example on Ariake, Odaiba, and other nearby islands.

DateEventVenue
Jul 23–30RowingCentral Breakwater and Sea Forest Waterway
Jul 23–Jul 31ArcheryYumenoshima Park
Jul 24–Aug 8VolleyballAriake Arena
Jul 24-293×3 basketballAomi Urban Sports Venue
Jul 24–30 and Aug 2–4Gymnastics (artistic)Ariake Gymnastics Centre
Jul 24–Aug 7Beach volleyballShiokaze Park
Jul 30–Aug 3Equestrian (eventing)Central Breakwater and Sea Forest Waterway
Jul 24–Aug 1TennisAriake Coliseum
Jul 25–Aug 1Aquatics (swimming)Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Jul 25–Aug 8Water poloTokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center
Jul 24–Aug 6Field hockeyOi Hockey Stadium
Jul 25–31Canoeing (slalom)Kasai Rinkai Park
Jul 25–26 and Aug 4–5SkateboardingOlympic BMX Course
Jul 26–29 and Jul 31–Aug 7Aquatics (diving)Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Jul 26–27 and Jul 31TriathlonOdaiba Marine Park
Jul 29–Aug 1BMX cyclingOlympic BMX Course
Jul 30–31Gymnastics (trampolining)Ariake Gymnastics Centre
Aug 3–5 and Aug 7–8Aquatics (synchronized swimming)Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Aug 2–7Canoeing (sprint)Central Breakwater and Sea Forest Waterway
Aug 4–7Sport climbingAomi Urban Sports Venue
Aug 4 (women’s) and Aug 5 (men’s)Aquatics (marathon swimming)Odaiba Marine Park
Aug 6-8Gymnastics (rhythmic)Ariake Gymnastics Centre

 

Outlying venues

In addition to the Heritage Zone and Tokyo Bay Zone, Olympic events will be held at various outlying venues.

DateEventVenue
Jul 21–22Softball (opening matches)Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium
Jul 22–23Football (opening round matches)Tokyo Stadium
Jul 24–27TaekwondoMakuhari Messe
Jul 24–Aug 2ShootingCamp Asaka
Jul 24–Aug 1FencingMakuhari Messe
Jul 24-Aug 2BadmintonMusashino Forest Sports Plaza
Jul 25–Aug 8BasketballSaitama Super Arena
Jul 26–31Rugby sevensTokyo Stadium
Jul 25–Aug 5SailingEnoshima
Jul 27–28Cycling (mountain biking)Izu Mountain Bike Course
Jul 24–27SoftballYokohama Stadium
Jul 25–26 and Jul 28–29Equestrian (dressage)Baji Koen Park
Aug 4–5 and Aug 7–8Equestrian (jumping)Baji Koen Park
Jul 24–25 and Jul 28Cycling (road – finish road races, time trial)Fuji International Speedway
Jul 28–Aug 6BaseballFukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium
Jul 29–Aug 1 and Aug 4–7GolfKasumigaseki Country Club
Aug 1–8WrestlingMakuhari Messe
Aug 3–8Track cyclingIzu Velodrome
Aug 5Modern pentathlon (fencing)Musashino Forest Sports Plaza
Aug 6Athletics (race walking)Odori Park, Sapporo
Aug 7–8Modern pentathlon (excluding fencing)Tokyo Stadium
Aug 7Baseball (finals)Yokohama Stadium
Aug 7–8Athletics (marathon)Odori Park, Sapporo

 

Football venues

DateEventVenue
Jul 22Women’s opening roundTokyo Stadium
Jul 23Men’s opening roundTokyo Stadium
Jul 25 and 28Women’s preliminariesInternational Stadium Yokohama[1], Miyagi Stadium[2], Kashima Soccer Stadium[3], and Sapporo Dome[4]
Jul 26 and 29Men’s preliminariesInternational Stadium Yokohama[1], Miyagi Stadium[2], Kashima Soccer Stadium[3], and Sapporo Dome[4]
Jul 31Women’s quarter-finalMiyagi Stadium[1], Kashima Soccer Stadium[2], and International Stadium Yokohama[3]
Aug 1Men’s quarter-finalMiyagi Stadium[1], Kashima Soccer Stadium[2], and International Stadium Yokohama[3]
Aug 3Women’s semi-finalInternational Stadium Yokohama[1] and Kashima Soccer Stadium[2]
Aug 4Men’s semi-finalSaitama Stadium[1] and Kashima Soccer Stadium[2]
Aug 6Women’s 3rd place playoffKashima Soccer Stadium
Aug 7Men’s 3rd place playoffSaitama Stadium
Aug 6Women’s finalNew National Stadium
Aug 8Men’s finalInternational Stadium Yokohama

Which countries are competing in the 2021 Summer Olympics?

The following countries will participate in the 2021 Summer Olympics (this list is current as of February 2, 2021):

Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chad, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan (host), Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudia Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

When is the opening ceremony?

The Summer Olympic Games officially begin on July 24, 2021.

The Olympic opening ceremony, which will take place at the New National Stadium in Tokyo, is expected to be a huge event, so remember to check start times with your broadcaster(s) of choice and tune in.

Where will the 2024 Summer Olympics be held?

The 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in Paris, followed by the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

I have trouble streaming the Olympics with ExpressVPN

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