How Canadians can tune in to the 2021 Tokyo Games

  • in Chris Mack's words
  • Previous revision: March 7, 2023

The Tokyo Olympics, which had been postponed a year due to the pandemic, have finally arrived, much to the delight of sports fans everywhere.

Less than two weeks remain until the start of the largest sporting event ever, in which over 2,000 athletes representing over 200 countries will compete in 33 separate events.

Before now, the Olympic flame would have arrived in the country that is hosting the games. e Japan, as the 2020 Summer Olympics are about to begin in Tokyo. You should read this if you live in Canada and are planning on watching the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

In Canada, here's how to tune in to the Tokyo Olympics 2021 live stream.

The Olympics are without a doubt the largest sporting event in history, and because athletes are traveling from all over the world to compete, spectators in every corner of the globe will be glued to their screens. The online streaming industry loses out even if the majority of the events are broadcast on traditional television.

If you're a Canadian resident looking to stream the Olympics online, the official website is a great option; it also has a mobile app and a FireStick app. To add insult to injury, many of the OTT platforms that are airing the Tokyo Olympics live stream are restricted to specific regions. However, if you have ExpressVPN, you can bypass this restriction and gain access to any streaming service in Canada.

CBC will stream the Tokyo Olympics live on their website and mobile app so Canadians can watch all the action from the 2020 Games from the comfort of their own homes.

Check out our guide on how to watch Peacock TV in Canada if you're interested in watching it there.

For a month, you can subscribe to YouTube TV and access more than 85 channels. For .99 a month, you can get access to any of these channels.

  • NBC
  • The Golf Channel
  • Channel de Olimpiada
  • United States of America Network
  • CNBC

If you're having trouble accessing YouTube TV in Canada due to a proxy error, check out our updated tutorial on the subject: How to Fix YouTube TV: VPN/Proxy Detected Error in Canada [July 2021].

Finally, if you're looking to watch the game on Hulu, check out this article: 5 Best VPNs for HULU in Canada [Tested in July 2021].

Location & Host of the 2021 Summer Olympics

Tokyo, Japan, will play host to the Summer Olympics in 2021. However, the official name of the event is Tokyo Olympics 2020.

The Olympics will take place at Tokyo's National Stadium, which will also host the opening and closing ceremonies. The National Stadium in Tokyo will also host the athletics (track and field) and women's football competitions.

The Tokyo, Japan Olympic Games will begin on July 23, 2021, and run through August 8, 2021. It is estimated that over 11,000 athletes will compete in the 2016 Olympics.

Timetable of Events for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

We figured you'd want to know, "When are the Tokyo Olympics?" so we've listed them all out for you:

Sport Discipline Dates Aquatics Swimming Saturday, July 24, through Sunday, August 1. Diving Sunday, July 25th through Wednesday, July 28th, Friday, July 30th, and Saturday, August 7th. Swimming as an Art Form The dates are Monday, August 2nd through Wednesday, August 4th, Friday, August 6th through Saturday, August 7th. Water Polo This weekend, July 24, and the following weekend, August 8 Swimmers who compete in long-distance events Dates: August 4 (Wednesday) - August 5 (Thursday) Archery Beginning on Friday, July 23 and ending on Saturday, July 31. Athletics Athletics (Running)/Marathon Friday, July 30, through Sunday, August 8. Race Walk Friday, July 30, Friday, August 6, and Saturday, August 7. Badminton Weekend of July 24 - Monday, August 2 Baseball/Softball Baseball Wednesday, July 28 through Thursday, August 5 and Saturday, August 7. Softball From Wednesday, July 21st, through Tuesday, July 22nd, and from Saturday, July 24th, through Tuesday, July 27th. Basketball Basketball with a 3 vs. 3 Setup Weekend of July 24 - Week of July 28 Basketball Sunday, July 25th, through Sunday, August 8th Boxing Weekends of July 24 (Saturday) and August 1 (Sunday) and August 3 (Tuesday) and August 8 (Sunday) are included. Canoe Slalom For the week of July 25th (Sunday) to July 30th (Thursday) Sprint Dates: Monday, August 2nd through Saturday, August 7th Cycling Freestyle BMX Saturday, July 31, through Sunday, August 1. BMX Racing Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30, 2018. Riding a Bike Uphill Dates: Monday, July 26 through Tuesday, July 29 Road Saturday, July 26th through Sunday, July 25th and Wednesday, July 28th. Track Dates: Monday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 8th Equestrian Dressage Weekend of July 24 and Sunday, July 25, and Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28 Eventing Friday, July 30, through Monday, August 2. Jumping The dates are August 3 (Tuesday), August 6 (Wednesday), August 7 (Friday), and August 7 (Saturday). Fencing Sunday, July 24th through Sunday, August 1st Football The dates covered by this schedule are as follows: July 21 (Wednesday) - July 22 (Thursday), July 24 (Saturday) - July 25 (Sunday), July 27 (Tuesday) - July 28 (Wednesday), July 30 (Friday) - July 31 (Saturday), August 2 (Monday) - August 3 (Tuesday), August 5 (Thursday) - August 7 (Saturday). Golf Thursday, July 29, through Sunday, August 1, and Wednesday, August 4, through Saturday, August 7. Gymnastics Artistic Saturday, July 24, through Thursday, July 29; Sunday, August 1, through Tuesday, August 3 Rhythmic Fri., Aug. 6 - Sun., Aug. 8 Trampoline Fri., Jul. 30 - Sat., Jul. 31 Handball Starting this coming Saturday, July 24th, and ending this coming Sunday, August 8th Hockey Weekend of July 24 - Weekend of August 6 Judo This weekend, July 24 (Saturday), through next weekend, July 31 (Saturday). Karate Forms of Martial Arts; Kata, Kumite On Thursday, August 5th through Saturday, August 7th A Pentathlon in the Modern Era Thursday, August 5th through Saturday, August 7th, 2018. Rowing The dates you need are Friday, July 23rd, through Friday, July 30th. Rugby From Monday, July 26 through Saturday, July 31, 2018. Sailing Week of July 25 (Sunday) - August 4 (Wednesday) Shooting Long Gun and Handgun Weekend of July 24–25, Tuesday, July 27, Thursday, and Friday, and Monday, August 2 Shotgun Sunday, July 25 through Monday, July 26; Wednesday, July 28 through Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 31 Skateboarding Park Thursday, August 5 and Friday, August 6 Street During the weekend of July 25th and 26th. The Sport of Climbing This event will take place between Tuesday, August 3, and Friday, August 6, 2018. Surfing Sunday, July 25th, through Sunday, August 1st. I'm going to play some table tennis Saturday, July 24th through Friday, July 30th, and Sunday, August 1st through Friday, August 6th. Taekwondo Weekend of July 24 - Week of July 27 Tennis From July 24 (Saturday) to August 1 (Sunday) Triathlon The dates of July 26–27 and July 31–Saturday have been set. Volleyball Volleyball on the Beach. On Saturday, July 24th, and on Saturday, August 7th. Volleyball In the span between Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, August 8, 2018.

The Full List of Olympic Competing Nations in Tokyo, 2021

You can see the full roster of Olympic 2021 participating nations below.

A-G G-N O-Z Afghanistan Georgia Oman Albania Germany Pakistan Algeria Ghana Palau Amercian Samoa British Isles Palestine Andorra Greece Panama Angola Grenada New Guinea (Papua) A&B Antigua & Barbuda Guam Paraguay Argentina Guatemala Peru Armenia Guinea Philippines Aruba Guinea-Bissau Poland Australia Guyana Portugal Austria Haiti The Island of Puerto Rico Azerbaijan Honduras Qatar Bahamas Hong Kong Paralympic Team of Asylum Seekers Bahrain Hungary The Democratic Republic of the Congo Bangladesh Iceland Olympic Committee of Russia Barbados India Romania Belarus Indonesia Rwanda Belgium Iran Kitts and Nevis, Saint Belize Iraq Country of Saint Lucia Benin Ireland Vincent and the Grenadines Bermuda Israel Samoa Bhutan Italy San Marino Bolivia Country of Ivory Coast It's Bosnia and Herzegovina, not Bosnia. Jamaica Arabia Saudita Botswana The host country of Japan. Senegal Brazil Jordan Serbia British Virgin Islands Kazakhstan Seychelles Brunei Kenya The Republic of Sierra Leone Bulgaria Kiribati Singapore The Republic of Burkina Faso Kosovo Slovakia Burundi Kuwait Slovenia Cambodia Kyrgyzstan Islands of Solomon Cameroon Laos Somalia Canada Latvia The Republic of South Africa Cape Verde Lebanon Korea, South Place of the Cayman Islands Lesotho S. Sudan Democratic Republic of the Congo Liberia Spain Chad Libya Sri Lanka Chile Liechtenstein Sudan China Lithuania Suriname Colombia Luxembourg Sweden Comoros Madagascar Switzerland Assertion of the Cook Islands Malawi Syria Costa Rica Malaysia Taipei, the Chinese Part of Asia Croatia Maldives Tajikistan Cuba Mali Tanzania Cyprus Malta Thailand The Czech Republic Islands in the Marshall Group Togo The Congo, Democratic Republic of Mauritius Tonga Denmark Mexico We are in Trinidad and Tobago. Djibouti Moldova Tunisia Dominica Monaco Turkey Latin America's Dominican Republic Mongolia Turkmenistan East Timor Montenegro Tuvalu Ecuador Morocco Uganda Egypt Mozambique Ukraine Salvador, El Myanmar Those lovely people over in the Middle East To the East: Equatorial Guinea Namibia The United States Eritrea Nauru Uruguay Estonia Nepal Uzbekistan Eswatini Netherlands Vanuatu Ethiopia A New Zealand Venezuela Micronesia, Federated States of Nicaragua Vietnam Fiji Niger Islands of the Virgin Sea Finland Nigeria Yemen France Northern Macedonia Zambia Gabon Norway Zimbabwe The Gambia

Sports Schedule for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo

The following sports will be featured at the 2021 Olympics:

  1. Sports that take place in or around water, such as swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo.
  2. Archery
  3. Badminton
  4. Traditional American sports like baseball and softball
  5. Sport of basketball (including 3v3)
  6. Boxing
  7. Paddling a Canoe or Kayak
  8. Sports involving bicycles, such as BMX, Road, Mountain, and Track
  9. Equestrian
  10. Fencing
  11. Specifically, the sport of soccer (football).
  12. Golf
  13. Arts of the Gym (Artistic, Rhythmic, and Trampoline)
  14. Handball
  15. Hockey
  16. Judo
  17. Karate
  18. The Five-Event Relay of Today
  19. Rowing
  20. Rugby 7s
  21. Sailing
  22. Shooting
  23. Skateboarding
  24. Ascents for Recreational Purposes
  25. Surfing
  26. A Game of Table Tennis
  27. Taekwondo
  28. Tennis
  29. Competitive Running and Jumping
  30. Triathlon
  31. Volleyball, both court and sand varieties
  32. Weightlifting
  33. greco-roman wrestling freestyle wrestling


Because of the pandemic, the Olympics were moved from 2020 to 2021.

The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to take place between July 23 and August 8, 2021.

In spite of the one-year delay, the Olympic Games will still take place in Tokyo, where they were originally scheduled to take place in 2020.

Because the organizers feared an increase in Covid cases, spectators were not allowed. No fans will be allowed inside the stadium in case an infection should spread.

The opening ceremony for the Olympic Games will take place at Tokyo National Stadium on July 23.

There is no cost to watch the Olympics Channel online. Live coverage of the games is available on its website under the name "olympicchannel." Download its mobile app at "com," or type ".com" into your The organizers of Tokyo 2020 have instituted stringent measures to ensure the safety of the athletes and spectators.


So, then, why do you linger? Mark your calendars and get ready for the big event. Get a fast virtual private network (VPN), sign up for the streaming service that will be airing the Tokyo Olympics 2021 in Canada, and get ready for the greatest sporting event in Canadian history.

Chris Mack

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