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On which channel is the opening ceremony held today? Time, TV programming, live broadcasts to watch the 2021 Olympics



Something special happens every four years (or five).

LIVE: Follow the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games

After the coronavirus pandemic hit the 2020 Olympics from the calendar, Tokyo will host the 2021 Olympics, with the opening ceremony today. It’s been a long and winding road: Tokyo recently declared another state of emergency that runs until August 12, meaning no fans will be in the stands to watch the Olympics.

Even if fans will not be able to enjoy the splendor and overall epic of the opening ceremony, it is still a highlight event for the 2021 Olympics and viewers at home will be able to enjoy the glorious four hours on Friday. tomorrow (or Friday night).

This is how you can watch the opening ceremony:

MORE: Watch the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony live on fuboTV (7-day free trial)

What channel is the opening ceremony on?

  • Television channel (USA): NBC
  • TV channel (CA): CBC

Viewers in the United States can watch the opening ceremony of the 2021 Olympics on NBC, the host of the Olympic coverage, on Friday, July 23.

Be sure to clear your morning calendar if you want to watch – the ceremony will last about four hours, ending around 11am ET.

In Canada, coverage of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games will be broadcast on CBC.

What time is the Olympic opening ceremony?

  • Start time: 7 am ET | 4 a. M. PT
  • Relay: 7:30 pm ET | 4:30 pm Pacific Time

For the (slightly) early risers, you’ll have to get up a little early on Friday to watch the opening ceremony – events start at 7am ET.

Japan is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Time (JST).

NBC will air a replay of the opening ceremony on Friday night at 7:30 pm ET, which will run until midnight.

MORE: Full schedule of day-by-day events for the 2021 Olympics

Live broadcast of the Olympic opening ceremony

  • Live broadcast: Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, fuboTV

There are several options for viewing the opening ceremony: Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, and fuboTV can be used to view the opening ceremony.

– Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, will offer all Olympic games and shows for free, except men’s basketball.

– NBC also hosts a separate site, NBCOlympics.com, where you can stream the opening ceremony.

– FuboTV, offering a 7-day free trial, is another option to watch the Olympics, as it broadcasts NBC and its sister stations that will cover the Olympics.

Olympic calendar 2021

While some sports start before the opening ceremony, softball and soccer, here’s what you’ll be able to watch on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays:

Friday July 23

Sport Event Time (ET) Channel
Opening ceremony 6:55 am – 11 am NBC
Rowing Qualifying Playoffs and Playoffs 7:30 p.m. M. – 2 a. M. USA
Cycling Men’s road race 7:30 p.m. M. – 2 a. M. USA
Tennis Men’s / Women’s Singles, Doubles First Round 10 p. M. – 2 a. M. Olympic channel
Women’s water polo United States vs. Japan 12 a. M. – 2 a. M. NBCSN

Saturday July 24

Sport Event Time (ET) Channel
Tennis Men’s / Women’s Singles, Doubles First Round 2 a. M. – 7 a. M. Olympic channel
Women’s water polo United States vs. Japan 2 a. M. – 7:30 a. M. NBCSN
Softball United States vs. Mexico 2 a. M. – 7:30 a. M. NBCSN
Archery Mixed team final 2 a. M. – 7:30 a. M. NBCSN
Women’s Football Sweden vs. Australia 2 a. M. – 7:30 a. M. NBCSN
Cycling Men’s road race 2 a. M. – 9:50 a. M. USA
Beach volleyball Women’s qualifying round 2 a. M. – 9:50 a. M. USA
Swimming Qualifying heats 2 a. M. – 9:50 a. M. USA
Beach volleyball Men’s qualifying round 2 a. M. – 9:50 a. M. USA
Basketball Men 3×3 2 a. M. – 9:50 a. M. USA
Male Gymnastics Qualification 6 a. M. – 11 a. M. Peacock
Men’s volleyball United States vs. France 6 a. M. – 11 a. M. Peacock
Women’s Football United States vs. New Zealand 7:30 am – 9:30 am NBCSN
Men’s volleyball United States vs. France 9 a. M. – 10:45 a. M. NBC
Beach volleyball Women’s qualifying round 8 p. M. – 11:30 p. M. NBC
Swimming Finals 8 p. M. – 11:30 p. M. NBC
Skateboard Male street classification 8 p. M. – 2 a. M. USA
Basketball Men 3×3 8 p. M. – 2 a. M. USA
Skateboard Male street end 8 p. M. – 2 a. M. USA
Cycling Women’s Race Round 8 p. M. – 2 a. M. USA
Softball USA vs. Australia 8 p. M. – 1 a. M. CNBC
Tennis Men’s / Women’s Singles, Doubles First Round 10 p. M. – 2 a. M. Olympic channel
Skateboard Male street classification 11:30 p.m. M. – 2 a. M. NBC
Men’s water polo United States vs. Japan 1 a. M. – 2 a. M. CNBC

Sunday July 25

Sport Event Time (ET) Channel
Men’s water polo United States vs. Japan 2 a. M. – 4 a. M. CNBC
Diving Women’s Synchronized Springboard Final 2 a. M. – 4 a. M. CNBC
Archery Women’s team final 2 a. M. – 4 a. M. CNBC
Tennis Men’s / Women’s Singles, Doubles First Round 2 a. M. – 7 a. M. Olympic channel
Cycling Female road race 2 a. M. – 8:20 a. M. USA
Women’s 3×3 Basketball USA vs. Romania 2 a. M. – 8:20 a. M. USA
Swimming Qualifying heats 2 a. M. – 8:20 a. M. USA
Men’s Soccer Brazil vs. Ivory Coast 4:30 am – 6:30 am NBCSN
Gymnastics Female classification 6 a. M. – 11 a. M. Peacock
Men’s basketball United States vs. France 6 a. M. – 11 a. M. Peacock
Men’s Soccer Australia vs. Spain 6:30 am – 8:30 am NBCSN
Swimming Qualifying heats 8 a. M. – 12:15 p. M. NBC
Women’s 3×3 Basketball United States vs. Taiwan 8 a. M. – 12:15 p. M. NBC
Beach volleyball Men’s qualifying round 8 a. M. – 12:15 p. M. NBC
Men’s Soccer Japan vs. Mexico 8:30 a.m. M. – 9 a. M. NBCSN
triathlon Male final 5:30 p.m. M. – 9 p. M. USA
Beach volleyball Women’s qualifying round 5:30 p.m. M. – 9 p. M. USA
triathlon Male final 7 p. M. – 9:30 p. M. NBC
Skateboard Female street end 8 p. M. – 2 a. M. CNBC
Rugby Men’s qualifying round 8 p. M. – 2 a. M. CNBC
Skateboard Female street end 8 p. M. – 2 a. M. CNBC
Men’s basketball Argentina vs. Slovenia 8 p. M. – 2 a. M. CNBC
Softball United States vs. Japan 9 p. M. – 11 p. M. USA
Swimming Finals 9:30 p.m. M. – 11:30 p. M. NBC
Tennis Second round men / women, doubles 2 a. M. – 7 a. M. Olympic channel
Basketball 3×3 11 p. M. – 2 a. M. USA
Beach volleyball Women’s qualifying round 11 p. M. – 2 a. M. USA
Women’s water polo United States vs. China 11 p. M. – 2 a. M. USA
Skateboard Female street end 11:30 p.m. M. – 2 a. M. NBC




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