If you want to follow the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games without getting lost in the 7 hour lag, there is a solution: a Google Calendar synchronized with your time zone.
On July 23, 2021 will be the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (because as everyone knows, 2020 is making its comeback in 2021). Despite not very encouraging conditions linked to the resurgence of the covid pandemic and a “health bubble” already broken even before the start of the competition, Japan held on: the Olympics will take place. With 7 hours behind France, this competition will be difficult to follow live in France – some events start at 1:30 am with us, or 8:30 am in Japan.
In order not to miss the sporting events that are important to you, the event site presents a chronological timeline by discipline. This year, the public’s eyes will be particularly focused on rock climbing, which is making its debut as an Olympic discipline alongside surfing, skateboarding, 3v3 basketball and karate.
The practical solution: a Google Calendar for the Tokyo Olympics
If you want to have a handy calendar to follow the events one after the other, without having to use the Olympic website, there is a Google Calendar created by a Reddit user.
By clicking on this link, Google Calendar will open in your browser and offer you to add a calendar. If you accept, you will have the Olympic Games program in a new color. We recommend that you switch the display to “Planning” mode rather than to a time frame such as Day or Week, because the display can quickly be loaded. As with all editions of the Olympic Games, the events are held at the same time.
The advantage of a Google Calendar is that it will sync to your calendar time. You will therefore have the events on your time zone and not on that of the country in which they are held.
For example, the opening ceremony will take place on July 23 at 1 p.m. KST.
Which channel to watch the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on?
The main events will be broadcast free of charge by France Télévisions. The opening ceremony will for example be broadcast on France 2.
On the other hand, Eurosport obtained the paying rights for all the events. The channel will provide direct coverage on its channels (Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Player).