How to watch the Opening Ceremony for the Tokyo Olympic Games
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After being postponed for a year, the Tokyo Olympic Games officially commence Friday with an Opening Ceremony you won’t want to miss.
The ceremony kicks off two weeks of global competition, featuring thousands of athletes competing in 41 different sports. And Hawaii is well-represented in these Games, including in surfing (making its Olympic debut this year), volleyball, and skateboarding.
How to watch the Opening Ceremony on TV
In Hawaii, KHNL (NBC) is your home for the Tokyo Olympics and you’ll have plenty of options to watch this year’s Opening Ceremony on air.
- The ceremony was broadcast live starting 12:55 a.m. Thursday through 5 a.m. Friday.
- Catch an encore presentation of the ceremony starting at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
- Or watch during primetime! A second encore presentation starts at 6:10 p.m. Friday.
Watch the Opening Ceremony online
There are also lots of options available for you to catch all of the action online, on mobile or on your streaming device:
- To watch a livestream of the Opening Ceremony, click here and log in using your TV provider.
- You can also watch LIVE coverage of the Olympics on the streaming service Peacock.
- Peacock is available on Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku and more.
- Got the NBC Sports app? The Olympics ceremony and more will be streamed there, too.
What to look for during the Opening Ceremony
The highlight of every Opening Ceremony, of course, is the Parade of Nations. That’s when you’ll see athletes from around the world entering the Tokyo Olympics Stadium under their nation’s flag.
This year’s Opening Ceremony is different because there will be no fans in the stadium. Viewers should also expect a more subdued show, but with plenty of host nation pride.
Once the Opening Ceremony is over, it’s time to follow your favorite athletes.
For more on Hawaii athletes playing in the Games, click here.
HNN will also have daily coverage on the must-watch events and more on our Tokyo Olympics page.
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