How To Watch Tokyo 2020 Olympics in India: TV Channel and Live Stream

India is sending a large troop of athletes who will be representing the country at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 and last till August 8.


How To Watch Tokyo 2020 Olympics in India: TV Channel and Live Stream
Spectator seats are seen in Ariake Urban Sports Park, a venue for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo (Photo: Reuters)

A total of around 11,000 athletes from 206 countries are expected to participate in 33 sports in Tokyo Olympics 2021. India will be sending a large contingent for the Olympics but with a reduced number of officials to be in line with the Covid-19 protocols.

Where & When are the 2020 Olympics being held?

Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to begin on July 23 after a year-long delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed and rescheduled, rather than canceled. The opening ceremony for Tokyo 2020 will start from 8 pm local time or 4:30 pm Indian Standard Time.

The opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics 2021 will take place on July 23 at the newly-built National Stadium in the Japanese capital while the closing ceremony will be held on August 8, 2021, at the same venue, according to Business Standard.

How To Watch Tokyo 2020 Olympics in India: TV Channel and Live Stream
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How to watch live telecast of Tokyo Olympics 2021 in India?

Sony Sports Network

Sony Sports Network has won the rights for live broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics in India. Sony TEN 1 HD/SD, Sony TEN 2 HD/SD will live broadcast the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics with English Commentary while Hindi Commentary will be available on Sony TEN 3 HD/SD.

It is worth noting that Sony Sports Network off late had non-stop LIVE sports programming on the channel. Just concluded EURO 2020 & Copa America, forthcoming India tour of Sri Lanka all has added to increase in the reach of the network lately.

E4M has reported that not only Tokyo Olympics but for the India-Sri Lanka series also Sony has signed up over 15 advertisers.

Live action of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 starts 23rd July to 8th August 2021 on SONY SIX, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 3 AND SONY TEN 4 channels, according to Inside Sports.


Doordarshan is an Indian public service broadcaster funded by the Government of India, owned by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and one of Prasar Bharati’s two divisions.

Doordarshan Sports will also live telecast all the events, including the opening ceremony, at the Tokyo Olympics 2021 on the terrestrial network and Direct-To-Home (DTH) platform, according to Sports Keeda.

How To Watch Tokyo 2020 Olympics in India: TV Channel and Live Stream
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How to watch Tokyo Olympics 2021 livestream in India?

The streaming service SonyLIV also has a dedicated Olympic channel consisting of several shows in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics and will also feature the games live on their website and app, said The Bridge.

Sony LIV website:

Sony Live App download:

How To Watch Tokyo 2020 Olympics in India: TV Channel and Live Stream
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Watch Tokyo Olympics 2021 on satellite & cable channels in India

In India, DD Sports will provide a live telecast of the Tokyo Olympic Games. DD Sports TV Channel is a Free-to-air Sports TV Channel and it is available in India. So it will provide the live telecast of all the games of Indian Athletes in India. DD Sports provides live telecasts in English and Hindi Languages. Prasar Bharati is the owner of DD Sports. DD Sports also provides live telecasts of other sports like cricket, football, athletics, archery, tennis, badminton, and many more.

DD Free Dish is free to air Satellite television provider in India. It is owned by Doordarshan. So DD Sports TV Channel is available on DD Free Dish on channel number 77. Indian views can watch the live telecast of Tokyo Olympics 2021 on DD Sports. The complete list of Indian athletes participating in Tokyo Olympics 2020 is available on our website.

On Satellite:

Airtel Digital TV: Channel 298 (SD), Channek 224 (HD)

Tata Sky: Channel 453

Dish TV: Channel 435

Sun Direct: Channel 510

Big TV: Channel 512

DD Fresh Dish: Channel 77

On Cable:

Asianet Digital TV: Channel 303

Kerala Digital TV: Channel 768

Hathway: Channel 189

Indian Team at 2020 Olympics

The number of Indian athletes participating in the Summer Olympic Games has seen a rise in each of its past three editions and all signs point to the finest athletes continuing that trend for India at Tokyo 2020. A total of 117 athletes had been a part of Rio 2016, where India returned with two medals.

India will be sending a 228-strong contingent (including the officials) to the Tokyo Olympics, the Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra had said in an interaction on Tuesday, 13 July. Out of the 119 athletes, 67 are male and 52 are female participants, according to Scoll.

The oldest among the lot will be the 45-year-old Mairaj Ahmed Khan (men’s skeet shooting). There are two other athletes in their 40s in Tejaswini Sawant and Sanjeev Rajput (both 40, rifle 3-positions) with table tennis star Achanta Sharath Kamal following suit at 39. Rifle shooter Divyansh Singh Panwar is the youngest among the 119 at 18, while the contingent has six 19-year-olds, including pistol shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker.