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Holding Tokyo Olympics in pandemic shreds consensus in Japan
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is famous for running on consensus. But the decision to proceed with the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics has shredded it. On one side, the Japanese public face concerns about the coronavirus at a time when only 16% are fully vaccinated. On the other side are politicians who hope to save face by holding the Games and the International Olympic Committee with billions of dollars on the line. “We have been cornered into a situation where we cannot even stop now.
TORONTO — CBC coverage of the Tokyo Olympics will be available live and on-demand on Amazon Prime Video.
Amazon says the newly announced partnership in Canada marks the first time Prime Video will stream live coverage of the Olympic Games at no additional cost for its members.
Canadians can watch English and French programming including the opening and closing ceremonies via the Prime Video app and online streaming.
The CBC is the Canadian rights holder to the Olympics through 2024 and will have extensive coverage on multiple platforms, starting with the opening ceremony on Friday morning.
Tokyo Olympics Viewership Way Down From 2016, But Streaming Up For NBC
The primetime ratings for the opening ceremony at the Tokyo Olympics aren’t modeling the Games’ time-honored motto. They’re not being delivered faster, and they certainly aren’t stronger or higher. NBC said today its overall coverage of the opening night ceremonies from Tokyo drew 17 million viewers for its combined broadcast and streaming, based on preliminary figures. The company did not break out broadcast numbers separately. However, other news sources indicated the fast affiliate ratings at 10.4.
The public broadcaster will air the Games on CBC and CBC News Network, and also through broadcast partners TSN and Sportsnet.
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Live streams will also be available on the CBC Gem streaming service and app, the CBC Tokyo 2020 website, the CBC Olympics app and CBC TV apps.
The opening ceremony will also be offered in eight Indigenous languages and presented with closed captioning, described video and ASL integrations.
Live Olympics reports will also unfold on CBC Radio One and the public broadcaster's flagship news programs.
Audiences will also be able to watch CBC's Olympics coverage live-streamed and on-demand through television service providers Bell, Rogers, Shaw and Telus.
Telelatino (TLN) will air men's and women's football coverage and daily recaps, while select highlights will also be available to Canadian publishing partners through STN Video.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 19, 2021.
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Jack Todd: Here's to Canada's female athletes, inspirations to us all .
Canada was done. Finished. A gone goose. The story was etched on the face of the great Christine Sinclair , surely at her last Olympiad. After her opening kick in the shootout was saved by Brazilian goalkeeper Barbara, Sinclair looked like doom. She stared at the turf, as though reliving every moment of one of the longest careers in international soccer, knowing full well that this was probably it, that she was going to bow out on a saved penalty kick in the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games. Her teammates had other ideas. First, Jessie Fleming, Ashley Lawrence and Adriana Leon converted their kicks.