How to watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this year
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On Friday, July 23, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony will begin off the international sporting tournament. The highly anticipated Olympic Summer Games were postponed for a year due to the epidemic. Here is how to watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this year.

After a state of emergency was announced in Tokyo to combat an increase in COVID-19 cases, the games will be staged without supporters cheering from the stands this year. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t follow up on the 2020 Olympics from the comfort of your home or anywhere you are.

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony will take place on Friday, July 23. It will begin at 8 p.m. local time in Japan, which is 2 pm in Uganda. The games start on Friday and go until August 8. That will include qualifying rounds, semifinals, and finals of everything from the 100 meters to the marathon. These games are accessible via different avenues like DStv and GOtv.

Olympic themed content will also be available on Catch-Up, while a focus on African athletes which will light up the games has already begun, with documentaries on Kenyan long-distance running star Eliud Kipchoge (who is favourite to defend his Gold Medal in the Men’s Marathon), as well as Zambia’s Copper Queens, who upset the odds to qualify for the Women’s Football competition.

Whether you are hoping to see South Africa’s Akani Simbine challenge for honours in the Men’s 100m, Kenyan Hellen Obiri blitz the field in the Women’s 5000m, Nigeria’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, Ghanaian boxer Sulemanu Tetteh, Egypt’s Mandy Mohamed in the Women’s All-Around Artistic Gymnastics or any other star from our continent and their journey through Tokyo 2020, SuperSport is your home for all the action.

What games to watch during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Friday 23 July

  • 12:50: Opening Ceremony – LIVE on SuperSport PSL, SuperSport Maximo 1 and SuperSport GOtv Select 1
  • Saturday 24 July
  • 01:50: Beach Volleyball, Men / Women Preliminaries – LIVE on SuperSport OTT4 and SuperSport Maximo 1
  • 03:55: Boxing, Men / Women Round of 32 – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga and SuperSport GOtv Select 1
  • 09:50: Women’s Football, China v Zambia – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport Maximo 1 and SuperSport GOtv Select 2

Sunday 25 July

  • 02:55: Gymnastics, Women’s Artistic Qualification – LIVE on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv La Liga
  • 03:25: Swimming, Men / Women Session 2 – LIVE on SuperSport Premier League and SuperSport Maximo 1
  • 09:20: Men’s Football, Egypt v Argentina – LIVE on SuperSport World Cup Pop Up and SuperSport Maximo 1
  • 09:50: Men’s Football, France v South Africa – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga and SuperSport GOtv Select 1
  • 10:10: Men’s Basketball, Australia v Nigeria – LIVE on SuperSport Action
  • 10:20: Men’s Football, Brazil v Ivory Coast – LIVE on SuperSport OTT3 and SuperSport Maximo 2

Monday 26 July

  • 01:55: Skateboarding, Women’s Street Prelims – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 1
  • 04:28: Men’s Rugby Sevens, United States v Kenya – LIVE on SuperSport Rugby and SuperSport Variety 2
  • 11:58: Men’s Rugby Sevens, South Africa v Kenya – LIVE on SuperSport Rugby and SuperSport OTT4
  • 23:20: Women’s Triathlon, Individual Final and Victory Ceremony – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 3 and Olympic MX8

Tuesday 27 July

  • 03:55: Judo, Session 7 – LIVE on SuperSport PSL and SuperSport GOtv Football
  • 03:58: Men’s Rugby Sevens, Kenya v Ireland – LIVE on SuperSport Rugby and SuperSport Variety 1
  • 06:30: Women’s Basketball, Nigeria v United States – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport OTT2 and SuperSport GOtv Select 1
  • 13:20: Women’s Football, Brazil v Zambia – LIVE on SuperSport PSL and SuperSport GOtv Football

Wednesday 28 July

  • 00:55: Surfing, Men / Women Finals and Victory Ceremony – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 3
  • 02:50: Men’s Basketball, Nigeria v Germany – LIVE on SuperSport Action and SuperSport OTT3
  • 09:50: Men’s Football, Germany v Ivory Coast – LIVE on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv La Liga
  • 13:20: Men’s Football, South Africa v Mexico – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport OTT4 and SuperSport GOtv Select 1
  • 13:40: 3×3 Basketball, Women / Men Bronze & Gold Medal Matches – LIVE on SuperSport PSL and SuperSport GOtv Football

How to watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on DStv

On DStv

Every moment of the Olympics Games Tokyo 2020 will be live on 8 dedicated SuperSport channels. SuperSport will show this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games live on DStv. For that reason, Multichoice DStv has created a dedicated channel that will broadcast all live games from the Olympics.

DStv packagesPrices (UGX)
DStv Premium219,000
DStv Compact Plus129,000
DStv Compact79,000
DStv Family49,000

For DStv Family, to DStv Premium customers they can catch up with the games on CH 246.

Via the DStv app

And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on the DStv App. Fans will be able to catch all the action and watch their favourites via the DStv app on Google Play and the App Store.

How to watch the 2020 Olympics on Showmax

Fans of the Olympics can also watch the competitions via Showmax. Showmax Pro subscribers will be able to live stream all games of the 2020 Olympics on their streaming service. Launched last year, Showmax Pro combines the existing Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news and live sports streaming from SuperSport.

PackagesPrice (UGX)
Showmax mobile Pro33,600
Showmax Pro67,200

Sports lovers can watch the games on Showmax mobile Pro at shs 33,600 and Showmax Pro at shs 67,200.

How to watch the Olympic games on GOtv

GOtv will feature four dedicated channels for the Games, with SuperSport GOtv Football (GOtv channel 31) becoming Olympic Channel 1, while GOtv La Liga (GOtv channel 32), GOtv Select 1 (GOtv channel 33) and GOtv Select 2 (GOtv channel 34) become Olympic Channels 2, 3 and 4 respectively.

Viewers on DStv and GOtv can see all their favourite Olympic Games stars at Tokyo 2020. Visit www.dstv.com and www.gotvafrica.com to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement.

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