There will be no shortage of American representation at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.
In addition to returning 193 Olympians this year, the United States is sending 621 athletes to Tokyo, including substitutes for women’s football, men’s and women’s rugby, and water polo. There are many different teams and athletes to look out for during the two weeks of the Olympics.
How to watch Olympics in the USA
NBCUniversal, which provides all streaming and broadcast coverage of the Tokyo Olympics live and on-demand, gives Americans a number of ways to tune in and watch red, white, and blue win gold. The sheer volume of coverage – over 7,000 hours of dizzying programming – can be overwhelming to keep up with.
- NBC Sports
- Olympic Channel
- Golf Channel
- fuboTV (7-day free trial)
Fortunately, Sporting News has already broken down everything you need to see Team USA during the Tokyo Olympics. That includes what channels to watch, what streaming services to look for, and the full schedule for each US athlete.
NBCUniversal has no shortage of options for viewers who want to watch the Tokyo 2021 Olympics on TV. Below are all of the channels in the NBC family of networks, all of which are available on fuboTV and which broadcast Olympic coverage:
Olympic live streams
NBC offers cable cutters several ways to watch the 2021 Olympics. NBC Sports Digital will also offer a “Team USA Tracker” stream for selected competitions. Below is the full overview of the streaming options:
What time is it in Tokyo?
Tokyo, operating from Japanese Standard Time, is 13 hours ahead of US Eastern Time and 16 hours ahead of Pacific Time. This will lead to some anomalies in relation to NBC’s schedule.
NBC will broadcast major prime-time events (on tape delays) while broadcasting live late-evening and early-morning coverage. Similarly, USA, NBCSN and CNBC will focus on broadcasting other important events, both live and delayed; the Golf Channel takes care of the coverage of both men’s and women’s golf competitions; The Olympic Channel will focus on tennis and wrestling.
As for the streaming options, Peacock will be the main way to watch the Summer Games. The streaming service will broadcast some events live – including the team tournaments and the games of the US men’s basketball team – and will also be broadcast with tape delays. NBC Olympics and the NBC Sports app will offer similar services.