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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Olympic Games is a global celebration of sport that takes place every four years. We may have had to wait for five this time around, thanks to a global pandemic, but things are finally set to get underway in July 2021. It’s going to be three weeks of non-stop action featuring some of the best athletes in the world. You can watch it all unfold on free to air in Australia, and we are going to show you how.

What’s In The Guide

Streaming Olympics Games in Australia

Australia is proudly one of the stronger nations when it comes to the Olympic Games. Their squad is overun with sportsmen and women who are in contention for medals. From swimming and cycling to volleyball and basketball, there is plenty of expectation when it comes to winning gold.

Tokyo 2020 (as it will still be officially named), is also a great chance to see the best sportspeople strut their stuff from other countries that are sure to break plenty of world records in the process. There will also be a few new sports involved in the Tokyo Games this year such as Surfing, Skateboarding, Karate and Baseball.

On top of that, there’s plenty of sports that we wouldn’t otherwise watch taking place, like Speed Climbing, Artistic Swimming and Table Tennis, all of which are surprisingly enthralling to see live!

Broadcast rights for the Olympic Games in Australia belong to one free to air broadcast provider in Australia that will show live events through Freeview TV and online streaming. Find out who they are and more below.

How to watch Tokyo Olympics Live in Australia

The official broadcaster and Olympic channel during Tokyo 2020 in Australia is Seven. They will feature live coverage as well as highlights for every day at the Games. Their coverage starts with the opening ceremony on Friday 23rd July and ends with the closing ceremony on Sunday 8th August.

As there is far too much sport for one single channel, Seven has spread Tokyo 2020 content across some of its sister channels and streaming service. 7Two and 7Plus will show some of the lesser-known sports during the games like handball, wrestling and archery. For those who prefer sports streaming over their home TV for watching on the move or later on demand, no problem! Simply use the 7Mate app and online streaming service.

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What is time the difference between Tokyo and Australia?

A relatively close time difference between Tokyo and Australia means that events will get underway at easy viewing times for Australians. Tokyo is only an hour behind cities like Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra, and 30 minutes behind Adelaide and Darwin. If you’re watching in Western Australia, Perth is an hour ahead of Tokyo.

Which providers will show the Olympic Games?

Here is a simple breakdown of the options you have for watching and streaming the Tokyo Olympic Live in Australia.

Channel/ProviderTokyo Olympics
Kayo SportsNo
Stan SportNo

Australia’s Medal Hopes in Tokyo

There is plenty to get excited about for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics if you love to see Australians on the top of podiums singing ‘Advance Australia Fair’. We’re such a sports-mad nation that we have representatives in just about every discipline and even dominate in several. Here are some of the events and stars to get excited about at Tokyo 2020.


One sport that brings a lot of expectancy for Australian’s is Swimming. We have been a dominant force in the pool for decades. 200m and 400m Freestyle star Ariarne Titmus must be considered one of the favourites for gold, whilst Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Murphy will also be looking for medals around their necks.


More of a god-given right than a national sport, it’s fair to say that Australian’s know a thing or two about surfing. The sport enters the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 for the first time and with it a solid opportunity for gold. Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons, Julian Wilson and Owen Wright will make history when they paddle out into the Japanese surf, with Gilmore the favourite to stand on top of the podium in Japan.


The velodrome has been a great source of success for the Australian team over the years and the 2021 Olympics should be no different. The biggest rivalries often come in the shape of New Zealand and Great Britain, but there is definitely enough talent in this team to bring home gold. Rohan Dennis is also considered a favourite for a gold medal in the men’s Time Trial.

What’s on at the Olympics today?

Will so much sport happening at once it can be difficult to keep track of what’s on at the Olympics on any given day. Here we will keep you up to date with the best events happening today (Thursday 5th August).

AthleticsMultiple Events10.00am – 8.00pm
Sevens Rugby (M)South Africa v Australia10.00am – 1.00pm
Sevens Rugby (M)Canada v Australia5.30pm – 8.30pm
Field Hockey (W)Japan v Australia7.30pm
Field Hockey (M)Australia v New Zealand10.15pm
Basketball (M)Italy v Australia6.20pm
SwimmingMultiple Events11.30am – 10.30pm
Judo Coughlan vs Biribo12.00pm
JudoCoughlan vs Scoccimarro1.00pm
TennisBarty/Sanders vs Krejcikova/Siniakovafrom 12.00pm
Football (M)Australia v Egypt9.00pm

Olympic Games Medal Table

Each and every day we will update this medals table to show the top 15 countries leading the way at the Tokyo Olympics.

Great Britain15181548
South Korea64919
New Zealand64515
Hungary 45312

Complete Tokyo 2020 Olympic Schedule

With so much happening over three weeks, it can be difficult to know which event is happening when. Here we break down each individual sport by date (and in alphabetical order), so you can be sure to tune in and catch all the Live action.

  • Opening Ceremony July 23
  • 3X3 Basketball – July 24 to July 28
  • Archery – July 23 to July 31
  • Artistic Swimming – August 2 to August 7
  • Athletics – July 30 to August 8
  • Badminton – July 24 to August 2
  • Baseball – July 21 to August 7
  • Basketball – July 25 to August 8
  • Beach Volleyball – July 24 to August 7
  • Boxing – July 24 to August 8
  • Canoe Slalom – July 25 to July 30
  • Canoe Sprint – August 2 to August 7
  • Cycling (BMX Freestyle) – July 31 to August 1
  • Cycling (BMX Racing) – July 29 to July 30
  • Cycling (Mountain Bike) – July 26 to July 27
  • Cycling (Road) – July 24 to July 28
  • Cycling (Track) – July 2 to July 8
  • Diving – July 25 to August 7
  • Equestrian – July 24 to August 7
  • Fencing – July 24 to August 1
  • Football – July 21 to August 7
  • Golf – July 29 to August 7
  • Gymnastics (Artistic) – July 24 to August 3
  • Gymnastics (Rhythmic) – August 6 to August 8
  • Gymnastics (Trampoline) – July 30 to July 31
  • Handball – July 24 to August 8
  • Hockey – July 24 to August 6
  • Judo – July 24 to August 31
  • Karate – August 5 to August 7
  • Marathon Swimming – August 4 to August 5
  • Modern Pentathlon – August 5 to August 7
  • Rowing – July 23 to July 30
  • Rugby – July 26 to July 30
  • Sailing – July 25 to August 4
  • Shooting – July 24 to August 2
  • Skateboarding – July 25 to July 26, August 4 to August 5
  • Softball – July 21 to August 7
  • Sport Climbing – August 3 to August 6
  • Surfing – July 25 to August 1
  • Swimming – July 24 to August 1
  • Table Tennis – July 24 to August 6
  • Taekwondo – July 24 to July 27
  • Tennis – July 24 to August 1
  • Triathlon – July 26 to July 27, July 31
  • Volleyball – July 24 to August 8
  • Water Polo – July 24 to August 8
  • Weightlifting – July 24 to August 4
  • Wrestling – August 1 to August 7

How to stream Olympic Games replays on demand

Thanks to the 7Mate streaming platform you can watch replays of all the major Olympic events at home or on the move. Simply download the 7Mate app onto an eligible device or stream sport online using a PC or Laptop. It’s that easy! 7Mate will stream live coverage of all sports on the Official Olympic channel, Seven.

Other Sports to watch before or after the Tokyo Olympics

Not every sport on the Olympic calendar is suited to every viewer’s preference. With this in mind, we have suggested some other sports below that you can watch with a free trial until the event you want to see gets underway.

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Best NBN plans to stream Olympic Games

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