The Olympics is almost here. Theis just hours aways and the Olympics are fully expected to go ahead, despite .
Some sports — like soccer — have already started, but the major events are all still ahead of us. Here’s what you need to know…
When will the Tokyo Olympics take place?
The opening ceremony is scheduled for July 23, and the closing ceremony takes place Aug. 9.
What’s the schedule?
You can check out the. As of July 12, the games are scheduled to feature 33 competitions and 339 events held across 42 venues.
Could the Olympics be canceled again?
Good question. Some reports said that, privately, some Japanese politicians openly believed the Olympics would have to be canceled a second time. However, the IOC president disputed that claim, saying he believes the Olympics would absolutely go ahead as scheduled.
Japan has been suffering from spikes in COVID-19 infections. Just under 30% of the Japanese population has been at least partially vaccinated at time of writing, and a petition to cancel the Olympics has been signed by hundreds of thousands of people. Despite this, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga believes Japan can run a “.”
As mentioned above, COVID-19 cases have already been found in the athletes village.
How will Japan keep the Olympics safe from COVID-19?
Japan has been in the process of issuing protocols in an attempt to keep the Olympics safe. Those participating in the Olympics will have to use Japan’s COCOAapp and be tested for COVID-19 every four days.
Vaccinations aren’t mandatory for Olympic athletes taking part in the games, but many countries are making sure all of its athletes are vaccinated before attending.
The IOC has released a number of “playbooks” for participants, staff and journalists covering the Olympics. If you’re curious, you can read them.
Can audiences attend the Olympics?
for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, but as of right now, spectators will be in Tokyo and its surrounding areas. Events held outside the area covered by the emergency (like the marathon) will allow spectators, but they’ll be asked on the roads, as noted by The New York Times.
We know for sure that international spectators won’t be able to attend. All.
Why isn’t it called the 2021 Olympics?
Another good question. Despite the fact it’s taking place in 2021, these Olympics are still being officially referred to as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics logo
The logo is this checkered circle, designed by Tokyo-based artist Asao Tokolo.
“This chequered design in the traditional Japanese color of indigo blue expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan,” the. The three different shapes within the pattern represent diversity, equality and excitement.
How to watch the Olympics
The, with a 24/7 stream online if you verify you’re a cable subscriber. NBCSports Gold will have a dedicated Olympics package — pay an upfront fee and you’ll be able to watch anywhere, uninterrupted by ads.
Tokyo is 16 hours ahead of the West Coast, so watching live should get a good spread of events. It’s a little trickier on the East Coast, where you may have to rely on highlights.
US residents don’t need a cable or satellite TV subscription in order to watch the Olympics on NBC’s family of channels. NBC itself will be the main channel, but you’ll also find coverage on NBCN, CNBC, USA Network, Olympics Channel, Golf Channel and Telemundo. The majorinclude most or all of these NBC-related channels, and each one includes NBC though not in every market. The Olympics will also stream in 4K HDR on two of the services, FuboTV and YouTube TV. See below for details.
If you live in an area with good reception, you can watch on NBC for free just by attaching anto nearly any TV.
Peacock offers three tiers: a limited free plan and two Premium plans. The ad-supported Premium plan costs $5 a month, and the ad-free Premium plan costs $10 a month. Live coverage of the Olympics is available on the free tier for all events except the US men’s basketball games, which require either of the Premium plans.
YouTube TV costs $65 a month and includes NBC, NBCN, CNBC, USA Network, Olympics Channel, Golf Channel and Telemundo. Plug in your ZIP code on itsto see which local networks are available in your area. .
To watch in 4K HDR you’ll need to subscribe to bethat costs an extra $20 per month on top of the $65 regular monthly rate — although there’s a 30-day free trial that’s long enough to last through the entire Olympics. The 4K feed isn’t available in every market however;
Hulu with Live TV costs $65 a month and includes NBC, NBCN, CNBC, USA Network, Olympics Channel, Golf Channel and Telemundo. Click the “View channels in your area” link on itsto see which local channels are offered in your ZIP code. .
FuboTV costs $65 per month and includes NBC, NBCN, CNBC, USA Network, Olympics Channel, Golf Channel and Telemundo.to see which local channels you get. .
Unlike YouTube TV, Fubo’s 4K coverage of the Olympics doesn’t cost anything extra. Unfortunately it’s only available in five markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Boston.
AT&T TV’s basic, $70-a-month package includes NBC, NBCN, CNBC, USA Network and Telemundo. You’ll need to spring for the $95-a-month plan to also include the Olympics Channel and Golf Channel. You can use itsto see which local channels are available where you live.
Sling TV’s $35-a-month Blue plan includes NBC, NBCN, USA Network, Olympics Channel. You can add CNBC and Golf Channel for an additional charge. Sling does not offer Telemundo. Sling offers NBC only in, so you won’t be able to stream NBC live unless you live in one of those areas. .
All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials (except Peacock, which just has a free tier), and all allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our.
In the UK and Australia
The BBC will cover the games on TV, radio and online in the UK, with more on Eurosport, a pay-TV channel. The time difference there is eight hours, so you’ll have to get up very early in the morning to watch live.
In Australia, the Seven Network will spread free-to-air coverage over Channel Seven, 7Mate and 7Two. It’s a good year for watching Down Under, with Sydney only an hour ahead of Tokyo.
What events are new?
There areto pay attention to. Missing in London and Rio, are back due to their huge popularity in Japan. Five nations will join the hosts in competing for gold on the diamond. (Just don’t ask me to explain .) , , and are also new, in a “How do you do, kids?” move by the IOC. In the same vein, for eight nations. Rugby sevens, a variant that features seven players on each side, and golf return after debuting in Rio.
Where is the next Summer Olympics?
Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics, having lost out to London for 2012. The US gets a shot in 2028, when it’ll be in Los Angeles. Thehas cool pages on every games of the modern era, going back to Athens in 1896.