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Australia How to watch the Tokyo Olympics in Australia

01:01  25 july  2021
01:01  25 july  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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The Tokyo Olympics are finally here — a year late and without spectators as Japan battles a resurgence of COVID-19.

The Games are due to run until Sunday, August 8, as long as case numbers remain under control.

Here's what you need to know about how and when to watch.

How can I watch the Olympics in Australia?

The Tokyo Olympics will be broadcast in Australia on free-to-air TV on Channel Seven, 7two and 7mate.

You can also watch the Olympics on the streaming platform 7Plus.

The ABC will be live blogging events every day of the Olympics.

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart (AEST) are one hour ahead of Tokyo (JST) so Australians won't have to stay up late to watch most events.

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Your complete guide to the Tokyo Olympics : Australia 's best medal chances, the MUST- WATCH events and how to catch every minute of the Games. The delayed Tokyo Olympic Games begin with Friday night's opening ceremony. Two weeks of competition follows in 33 sports, with 339 gold And the Australian team of 488, numbering 261 women and 227 men, is expected to perform well given Tokyo 's comparable time zone and the strong performances of a number of athletes in the lead-up to the Games. While the people of Japan seem less than keen for the event to proceed, a year later than

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When was the Olympics opening ceremony?

The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony started at 9:00pm AEST on Friday, July 23, and ran for about four hours.

There were no fans at the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium in Tokyo for the opening ceremony due to the resurgence of COVID-19 in Japan.

The theme of the opening ceremony was "united by emotion".

Australia's Olympic flag-bearers were basketball champion Patty Mills, the first Indigenous man to do so, and Cate Campbell, the first female swimmer to carry the flag for Australia at an opening ceremony.

When is the Olympics closing ceremony?

The Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony is due to be held at 9:00pm AEST on Sunday, August 8, and run for about three hours.

Like the opening ceremony, there will be no fans at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony.

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What sports are in the Olympics?

The Tokyo Olympics will feature 33 sports across 339 events, including four new sports: karate, surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing.

Baseball and softball are also returning to the Olympics since being dropped after the 2008 Beijing Games.

Australia is competing in 33 sports at Tokyo, including all four new Olympic sports.

What is the Tokyo Olympics mascot?

The Tokyo Olympics mascot is Miraitowa (pronounced mee-rye-toe-wah).

A Pokémon-like, anime-styled avatar with "a special power to instantly teleport anywhere it wants".

It was inspired by the Japanese proverb “learn from the past and develop new ideas”, and is styled with the Ichimatsu pattern from the Tokyo Games emblem.

Miraitowa is also based on the Japanese words mirai, meaning future, and towa, meaning eternity.

In a similar pink design, Someity is the mascot for the Paralympic Games, which is August 25 to September 5.

Someity (pronounced soh-mee-yah-tee) can use the cherry blossom tactile sensors on the sides of its head for telepathic powers and fly with its cape.


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