The wait is almost over: the Tokyo Olympics, which were already delayed a year due to the pandemic, are set to kick off in two weeks from July 23 (Friday) to August 8 (Sunday). While the event will take place without spectators under a Covid-19 state of emergency and the mood could be far from the usual festive Olympic spirit, the wide selection of events will proceed and people around the world can still watch the Games live and support their favourite athletes.
The opening ceremony for the Games will be held at the newly-built National Stadium on July 23 at 8pm local time (7pm HKT), while the closing ceremony will take place at the same venue and the same time on August 8.
Excited about the Tokyo Games 2020? Below, we’ve compiled a guide to help you catch your favourite Olympic events and athletes. Scroll down to find the official Olympics schedule and details on how to watch the Games in Hong Kong this summer.
Where can I watch or stream the Tokyo Olympic Games in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, broadcast rights for the Olympics are licensed to five local television stations, including TVB, ViuTV, Fantastic Television, Cable TV and NowTV. According to reports, it’s the first time that the government decided to buy broadcasting rights to the Games, where all stations are required to stream events featuring Hong Kong athletes and make programmes to promote the sporting event.
None of the stations has released the official broadcast schedules yet, so be sure to check their websites or social media channels for the latest news and updates.