What times of day will events take place in the UK?
That’s a good question and unfortunately it has a less than ideal answer, unless you really like to stay awake late or suffer from insomnia.
There are more details here on key events, UK prospects and medal chances.
But overall, the time difference in Tokyo – which is eight hours ahead of the UK – is going to mean a hard start for UK fans. But it’s good ! Olympic Games!
Most events will take place between midnight UK time and around 3pm BST.
How can I watch UK TV?
If you have BBC TV then really these are the good times. The BBC will be doing huge coverage, and the Games are also being broadcast on Eurosport, for the hardcore.
Eurosport is a subscription television channel. It costs £ 6.99 per month if you pay for a month. You can get an annual pass for £ 39.99 and watch literally all the alpine skiing you could want to see.
How can I live stream the Olympics online?
You can stream the Olympics online on the BBC iPlayer app or also on the BBC website.
What will be the coverage of the BBC?
The BBC broadcasts 350 hours of Olympic Games coverage on television. There will also be extensive coverage of the Games on Radio 5 Live.
Will the BBC be big in Japan?
Obviously, the national broadcaster will have a team in Japan, but the days when they sent thousands of people are over for now. Because of the covid. Whose shadow, it must be said, hangs over the Games.
Instead, they will present from a studio in Salford, with virtual reality sets from Japan.
Who will be on expert duty for the BBC?
The BBC’s team of experts include Jessica Ennis-Hill, Michael Johnson, Chris Hoy, Katherine Grainger, Nicola Adams, Rebecca Adlington and Victoria Pendleton.
And who will be the BBC presenters?
Lots of familiar faces …
JJ Chalmers will host from midnight to 5 a.m. BST.
Dan Walker and Sam Quek will be hosting BBC Breakfast from 5am to 9am, so if you want to catch up on the action of the night and for some reason can’t stay awake to fire an airgun on a weekday then it is your option.
Hazel Irvine and Gabby Logan will be at the helm from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., followed by Jason Mohammad from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Clare Balding and Alex Scott then present on BBC One from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will then be a daily highlights show on BBC Two from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
It’s good to see Clare finally on TV, she’s never there, is she?
And better than all that
We’ll have live coverage of every jump, jump, jump, punch, kick, kick, lift, pedal and push on this website, via our unbeatable, undefeated and gold medal live blog.