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How to Watch the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Online + Final Weekend Schedule 7-8th August

By Alex Aug 7, 2021

Are you looking for somewhere to watch the Olympics? You can watch the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on these online websites and channels for free, some even have English commentary!

Article Contents:

1. 7 August: Day 15 Medal Events Available Online
2. 8 August: Day 16 Medal Events Available Online
3. Websites to Watch the Tokyo Olympics Online
4. Gorin.jp
5. NHK
6. Watch Worldwide: Catch Up on the Tokyo Olympics Online

[Update] 7 August: Day 15 Medal Events Available Online:

6.30am Golf – Women’s Individual Stroke Play Round 4 – Gorin
7am Athletics – Women’s Marathon Final – Gorin
11.30am Basketball – Men’s Gold Medal Game – Gorin
11.30am Beach Volleyball – Men’s Gold Medal Match – Gorin
11.37am Canoe Sprint – Women’s Canoe Double 500m Final – Gorin
11.53am Canoe Sprint – Men’s Canoe Single 1,000m Final – Gorin
12.19pm Canoe Sprint – Women’s Kayak Four 500m Final – Gorin
12.37pm Canoe Sprint – Men’s Kayak four 500m Final – Gorin
14pm Boxing – Men’s Fly (48kg-52kg) Final – Gorin
14.15pm Boxing – Women’s Fly (48kg-51kg) Final – Gorin
14.45pm Boxing – Men’s Middle (69-75kg) Final – Gorin
15pm Diving – Men’s 10m Platform Final – NHK
15.15pm Boxing – Women’s Welter (64-69kg) Final – Gorin
16.30pm Water Polo – Women’s Gold Medal Match – Gorin
16.55pm Cycling Track – Men’s Madison Final – Gorin
19pm Baseball  – Baseball Gold Medal Game – NHK
19pm Equestrian – Jumping Team Final – Gorin
19.30pm Modern Pentathlon – Men’s Individual Laser Run – Gorin
19.35pm Athletics – Women’s High Jump Final – Gorin
19.45pm Athletics – Women’s 10,000m Final – Gorin
19:50pm Wrestling – Men’s Freestyle 65kg Final – NHK
19.55pm Karate – Women’s Kumite +61kg Gold Medal – Gorin
20pm Athletics – Men’s Javelin Throw Final – Gorin
20.05 Karate – Men’s Kumite +75kg Gold Medal Bout – Gorin
20.30pm Football – Men’s Gold Medal Match – Gorin
20.40pm Athletics – Men’s 1,500m Final – Gorin
21pm Handball – Men’s Gold Medal Match – Gorin
21.15pm Volleyball – Men’s Gold Medal Match – Gorin
21:15 Wrestling – Women’s Freestyle 50kg Final – NHK
21.30pm Athletics – Women’s 4 x 400m Relay Final – Gorin
21.50pm Athletics – Men’s 4 x 400m Relay Final – Gorin

8 August: Day 16 Medal Events Available Online:

7am Athletics – Men’s Gold Medal Marathon Final – NHK
9:30am-16:30pm Water Polo – Men’s Final  – Gorin
11am-15pm Handball – Women’s Final  – Gorin
11:30am Basketball – Women’s Final – Gorin +tv asahi

Websites to Watch the Tokyo Olympics Online

Here are some websites on which to watch the games, and how to navigate the Japanese sites to find the live games and change the settings for the English commentary.

Gorin.jp

Gorin.jp is the official broadcaster for the Olympics in Japan. The site features a live stream of the games (with an English commentary option), a TV timetable for each channel showing the games, news updates and current Japan medal counts, and interviews with the Japanese team members. The highlights and news are generally focused on the Japanese players.

How to Watch Live:

– Go to the Gorin.jp homepage.
– The live stream shows on the left-hand side of the website under the “LIVE! 注目競技を生配信!” section.
– Click the game you would like to watch and press play (a 15 second ad will appear).

For the Commentary:

Hover over the video and click the headphones button in the bottom right corner. It will automatically be on the “INT” (international) setting but if you’d like to hear more in-depth commentary you can choose “ENG” (English) for the English detailed commentary! Especially useful if you’d like to know more about the players or the rules of the game.

You can find the live schedule here.

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NHK

NHK is another official broadcaster that offers live-stream viewing of the games online, over their TV channels and via radio. There is an English website available so this may be easier to navigate.

How to Watch Live:

From the English site:

– Visit the NHK Olympics English page.
– Click on the game you would like to watch and it will play automatically.

For the commentary:

Hover over the video and click the headphones in the bottom right corner. Depending on the games you can choose “Ambience” (no commentary, just announcements and introductions), or “English” (an English commentary with details about the players or rules).

From the Japanese site:

– Visit the dedicated Olympic page.
– Scroll down to where it says “ライブ (実況なし/英語実況)”. This part in brackets refers to the commentary.
実況なし = No (Japanese) live commentary
英語実況 = English live commentary.
– Click on the game you would like to watch and it will play automatically.

For the Commentary: 

Hover over the video and click the headphones in the bottom right corner. Depending on the games you can choose  実況なし(No (Japanese) live commentary), 英語 (English commentary) and in some cases 日本語 (ロボット実況) , which is an automatic robot commentary of the play.

You will find a time-table for the Olympic games available on NHK channels here (Japanese only).

Watch Worldwide: Catch Up on the Tokyo Olympics Online

Some countries or areas may not have access to the above two websites, so if you would like to get the latest news in real time you can check out the Official Live blog on the Olympics website.

Have you been watching the Olympics? We would love to know your favourite moment so far!

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