Tokyo Olympics 2021 Opening Ceremony Details: Live Streaming, TV Channels, Date, Timing, Venue, & Performers

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony:
A year later than billed, the Olympic Games are finally arriving in Tokyo, with the largest sporting event on the planet set to get underway. The world’s biggest sporting extravaganza will be LIVE Broadcasted & LIVE Streamed in more than 204 countries.

When are the Opening Ceremonies?

The Opening Ceremonies will take place at 8 PM local time and 7 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, July 23.

Worldwide start time list click here.

Where is the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony being held?

As is tradition, the opening ceremony will be held in the main Olympic Stadium, which will host athletics and football during the Games.

How to watch the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

United Kingdom:  BBC One and Eurosport (live streaming available on BBC iPlayer and Eurosport Player app).

India: Doordarshan

Indian subcontinent: Sony Pictures Network (live streaming available on Sony LIV).

Worldwide list click here.

Will, there be fans at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony?

No. International fans had already been banned from attending the Games but after a state of emergency was declared in Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures in early July, that has extended to a total ban on spectators at most venues.


Much of the ceremony will be pre-recorded.

  • In the Opening ceremony, there will be an exhibition flight by Blue Impulse, the aerobatics squadron of the Japanese Air Self Defense Force. The squadron is expected to draw the Olympic Rings over the Tokyo sky.
  • The Opening Ceremony will feature music by Seigen Tokuzawa, Marihiko Hara, and Masayuki Kagei. However, it’s unknown who will compose the Parade of Nations portion.
  • Comedy-duo HIRO-PON is expected to make an appearance.

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