An empty Tokyo Olympics takes stage

It’s been a great summer of sport, as the nation has come together to support England at the Euros and cheer on Andy Murray on Centre Court at Wimbledon – but it’s not over yet: the Olympics await! 

Originally meant to take place in 2020, but postponed due to Covid-19, sports fans can finally sit back and enjoy the games in Tokyo this summer. Thanks to the amount of digital options available to keep up with the games is endless. Fans will be able to cheer on their nations on the BBC, who will be providing live coverage of the opening (23rd July) ceremony and events throughout July until August. 

The event will be the first to take place with no spectators. 

So, how can you keep up with the Olympic games this summer? We’ll take a look: 

TV Broadcasting 

The Olympics will be broadcast on the BBC for UK viewers, who will be able to watch the opening ceremony on the 23rd of July, and follow all events. It’s important to note that as the games take place in Tokyo, the time difference will play a part. Eurosport will also be showing coverage of the games. To access Eurosport, you’ll need to have a premium channel, Sky, more notably.  

BBC’s red button will no doubt be an option to catch up on events, as the regular television schedules take place. 


The BBC iPlayer will be the home of the games, from an online standpoint. There will be regular coverage, both live and highlights of various events on the iPlayer. The Olympics have an official YouTube channel, where you can watch current highlights and stories leading up to the games. You can also find content from previous Olympic games over the years – you’ll be there for hours!   

The great news for the BBC iPlayer and YouTube is there’s no need to sign up or pay a fee! 

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are well overdue and this summer of sport is about to get even better!