By Hélène Yu
July 12, 2021
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the Tokyo 2021 Olympics in Hong Kong, including full competition schedules and live broadcast details for the Olympics and Paralympics.
The wait is almost over: The Summer Olympics, which had already been delayed for a year due to the pandemic, are expected to start in two weeks from July 23 (Friday) to August 8 (Sunday) in Tokyo, Japan. As the event unfolds without spectators in a Covid-19 state of emergency and the mood may be far from the usual festive Olympic spirit, the wide choice of events will unfold and people around the world will still be able to watch the Games live and support their favorite athletes.
The Games Opening Ceremony will be held at the newly constructed National Stadium on July 23 at 8:00 p.m. local time (7:00 p.m. HKT), while the Closing Ceremony will take place at the same location and time on August 8. For the Paralympics, it will start two weeks after the Olympics, from August 24 to September 5.
Excited about the Tokyo 2021 Games? Below we’ve compiled a guide to help you keep track of your favorite Olympic events and athletes. Scroll down to find the official Olympic and Paralympic Games times and details on how to watch the Games in Hong Kong this summer.
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In Hong Kong, Olympic Games broadcast rights are licensed to five local television stations, including TVB, ViuTV, Fantastic Television, Cable TV and NowTV. According to reports, this is the first time the government has decided to purchase the broadcasting rights to the Games, where all stations are required to broadcast events featuring Hong Kong athletes and carry programs to promote the ‘athletic event.
None of the stations have released official broadcast times yet, so be sure to check their websites or social networks for the latest news and updates.
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Japan is only an hour ahead of Hong Kong, which means you don’t necessarily have to stay up late or get up early to attend the events!
Over the course of the two weeks, fans will be able to watch 339 events unfold in 33 competitions, with athletes from around the world competing for gold in a wide range of sports, including gymnastics, diving, tennis, soccer and many others. After.
The Games will also see the introduction of several new competitions, including freestyle BMX, Madison cycling and 3×3 basketball, as well as the return of baseball and softball for the first time since 2008. New sports such as surfing, surfing, surfing, and sport sport climbing, skateboarding and karate. will also make their Olympic debut.
For Hong Kong, 97 people, including 46 athletes and alternate athletes will participate in 13 sports at the Games, namely water sports (including marathon swimming), athletics, badminton, cycling (road and track), horseback riding, fencing, golf, gymnastics, Karatedo, rowing, sailing (including windsurfing), table tennis and triathlon.
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