Where and how to watch the Tokyo Olympics 2021 on the internet

They officially start on Friday July 23rd (although there are some competitions starting on the 21st) the games of the XXXIIª Modern Olympiad in the Japanese city of Tokyo. The whole planet will be watching the most important sporting event in the last five years and many will want to watch the development of the competitions, which can be done both through various television channels and the Internet with free and paid options.

The Tokyo Olympics 2021 can be followed on television, on websites or on YouTube

It is an unprecedented festival, this one in 2021. It will be the first time that the Olympic Games will take place in Germany odd year, due to the suspension of the Olympic competitions, which will continue to be affected by the coronavirus, last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which means that the stands will remain empty for the first time in Olympic history.

But the fact that there is no personal audience in the competitions will increase the observation through television and, in a very special way, the Internet with various ways of participating in the competitions from websites or the YouTube platform itself.

In Spain, the television broadcasting rights of the Olympic Games are distributed through the public channels of Radiotelevisión Española, the private channel available on some Eurosport payment platforms, also on the private payment platforms Movistar +, Vodafone and Orange or on its own online payment platform, Eurosport player.

RTVE It has three of its channels (La 1, La 2 and Teledeporte) which viewers can watch quite limited coverage of the Olympics as it focuses on the most popular sports and the competitions that there are Spanish presence. In addition to the actual television broadcast, the content on their website can be followed in two different ways: live by streaming the above channels or by accessing the catalog of summaries, highlights or full tests available in the broadcast catalog.

Besides the website there is the RTVEplay app (free, available for iOS and Android) that allows access to the same content from mobile devices. Another way to access this content through an app would be the case of Freeview channels, an application that the mobile device (if it has internet access, WiFi is recommended so as not to penalize the data plan) the available ones TV channels opens.

-DAZN: This app provides access to all kinds of sports broadcasts and will pay special attention to the Olympic Games in Tokyo over the next few weeks. Although it is a paid application offers a free month so that users can test it, and since the Olympic competitions only take 17 days to develop, there is plenty of time to enjoy the sport that will be held in Tokyo. Of course, you must provide your credit card details when registering (as with all streaming platforms). If there is no interest in continuing the subscription, you must remember to cancel the subscription before the end of the trial month.

-Youtube: The Latin American communication platform Claro has the transmission rights for the Olympic Games in Tokyo via YouTube, but these are only available from the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. From any other country, YouTube’s location detection prevents you from viewing streaming shows. So anyone interested in this should access it through a VPN that allows you to change its location.

-Olympics.com: It is the official website of the Tokyo Olympics 2021 organization and while it does not offer live coverage of the events, it is active 24 hours a day and offers a variety of content, including replays of the most important moments of the day.

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