The Tokyo Olympics will be contested from July 23 – Aug. 8, 2021, and will be presented across the networks and platforms of NBCUniversal. You can view our full streaming and broadcast schedule, a high-level schedule grid for all sports, as well as the full competition schedule on NBCOlympics.com
During the Games, Tokyo will be 13 hours ahead of EDT, 16 ahead of PDT. So an event that starts at 10:00a local time Monday will be at 9:00p EDT on Sunday night.
About the Olympics in Tokyo
This marks the fourth Olympics staged in Japan, following Tokyo 1964 (summer), Sapporo 1972 (winter) and Nagano 1988 (winter).
There will be a record-high 339 medal events across 41 sports.
Baseball and softball return to the Olympic program after not being included in 2012 and 2016, along with five new sports debuting in Tokyo:
- Basketball 3×3
- Sport Climbing
Some notable events added in other sports include:
- Archery – Mixed Team
- Cycling – BMX Freestyle
- Judo – Mixed Team
- Swimming – Men’s 800m, Women’s 1500m, 4x100m Medley Mixed Relay
- Track & Field – 4x400m Mixed Relay
- Triathlon – Mixed Relay
When will the Olympics happen?
Originally scheduled for Summer 2020, the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until Summer 2021 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The Opening Ceremony will now take place on Friday, July 23, 2021, with competition beginning as early as Wednesday, July 21 and TV / streaming coverage beginning in the United States on the night of Tuesday, July 20. The Games will conclude with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 8.
On which platforms can I watch the Olympics?
Tokyo Olympic programming will be available across the television networks of NBCUniversal, including NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Golf Channel, Telemundo and NBC Universo. See full Tokyo Olympics TV listings on NBCOlympics.com.
Streaming coverage of the Games will also be available in the NBC Sports app, on NBCOlympics.com, and for the first time on Peacock. See a full streaming schedule for NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, as well as Peacock's Olympic home.
What is available to watch on each platform?
- NBC -- Programming will be highlighted by the nightly primetime show, featuring gymnastics, swimming, track & field and more, as well as daytime programming. The Opening Ceremony will be shown LIVE in the morning on NBC on Friday, July 23, and again in primetime that night.
- NBCSN -- A wide array of live and taped programming from a multitude of sports around the clock, beginning on July 21.
- USA Network -- A wide array of live and taped programming from a multitude of sports around the clock, beginning on July 21.
- CNBC -- A wide array of live and taped programming from a multitude of sports in the evening and overnight, beginning on July 24.
- Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA -- A heavy emphasis on tennis and wrestling, in addition to other sports, beginning on July 21.
- Golf Channel -- Live Olympic golf competition and additional Olympic golf programming.
- Telemundo & NBC Universo -- Spanish language programming of the Olympic Games
On NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app
- Live streams and full event replays of every Olympic event, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
- Simulstreams of all television coverage
- Highlights of every sport plus features, interviews and more short-form video clips
Peacock's Olympic coverage will be highlighted by the following four shows, which will stream for free on Tokyo NOW, Peacock’s channel for live coverage, highlights, interviews, and the best stories of the Games.
Tokyo LIVE -- Each morning on Peacock, Tokyo LIVE will present live coverage of some of the day’s Olympic events, including gymnastics and track & field. Tokyo LIVE will feature live competition, interviews, highlights, medal ceremonies and athlete profiles. Tokyo LIVE will stream from 6 – 11 a.m. ET daily.
Tokyo Gold -- Tokyo Gold will give viewers a comprehensive look at the most compelling performances of the day. This hour-long highlight program will showcase outstanding moments with in-depth packages, expert analysis and compelling athlete interviews. Tokyo Gold will stream 11 a.m. – noon ET daily as competition concludes in Tokyo, and will repeat every hour between noon ET – 7 p.m. ET Monday – Saturday and noon ET- 6P ET on Sunday.
On Her Turf at the Olympics -- Peacock will celebrate female athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics with features, interviews and timely coverage. Women have won more than 50% of Team USA’s medals at the last two Summer Olympics and On Her Turf will follow their biggest female stars in Tokyo. Follow On Her Turf, NBC Sports’ female empowerment brand, on Instagram and Twitter leading up to the Games. On Her Turf at the Olympics will stream Monday – Saturday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. ET and Sunday from 6 – 6:30 p.m. ET.
Tokyo Tonight -- Peacock will wrap up the evening with Tokyo Tonight. The primetime show will put the viewer in the middle of the competition day in Tokyo with fast paced highlights of events as they happen. Interviews, features and live reports from the host city will all be used to make the viewer feel like they are at the Games. Tokyo Tonight will stream Monday – Saturday from 7:30 p.m. – midnight ET and Sunday from 6:30 – 11 p.m. ET.
Peacock will also be the home for United States' men's basketball, with every Team USA men's basketball game available to stream on Peacock.
What do I need to do to watch?
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for full details on what platforms and devices you can stream Olympic coverage.