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YouTube is bringing Tokyo straight to your screens this summer

  • By The YouTube Team
  • Jul.22.2021
YouTube has partnered with broadcasters around the world to bring viewers over 5,000 hours worth of content.

Sports fans have been patiently waiting for the highly anticipated summer, and this year, YouTube is bringing Tokyo straight to your screens. No matter where you are, you’ll be able to watch the most robust content to date across live streams, YouTube Originals, clips, highlights and creator content!


YouTube has partnered with broadcasters around the world, including NBC, CBC, Eurosport/Discovery+, France TV, Marca Claro and more to bring viewers over 5,000 hours worth of content. This includes live streams from select broadcasters, highlights of all the events and top athletes, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, medal ceremonies and more.

In the U.S., fans can enjoy viewing the games in 4K, along with brand new product features on YouTube TV.


It all kicks off this Friday, July 23 with live streams of the Opening Ceremony across Europe via Eurosport’s channel and in Latin America via Marca Claro’s channel.

The official Olympics channel on YouTube will have a comprehensive line-up of content, including highlights available to fans in India, Russia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Spanish-speaking Latin America.


Get ready to cheer on your country! Content on YouTube includes:


  • Broadcast coverage across Europe on the Eurosport channel (excluding UK, France, Russia, Denmark, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, Netherlands) where the channel will play host to over 2,000 clips, highlights, daily recaps, and athlete spotlights, as well as live coverage of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. 

  • The official Olympics channel on YouTube will have a comprehensive line-up of content, including highlights available to fans in India, Russia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Spanish-speaking Latin America.

  • More than 4,000 hours of live and on-demand content in partnership with Marca Claro across 17 countries in Latin America, which will include four simultaneous live streams on the Marca Claro channel, live coverage of the Opening and Closing ceremonies, as well as clips and highlights utilizing a team of Claro Sports and Marca Claro specialists, analysts and commentators.

  • Live stream and highlights coverage from CBC in Canada and clips and highlights from NBC in the U.S.

 

In case you missed it, YouTube Originals also debuted themed programs over the past month including:

“Strive” – Now streaming on The Players’ Tribune YouTube Channel

A six-part docuseries about the astonishing men and women forced to flee their countries as refugees, all while training for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in Tokyo 2020. Hosted by Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas, “Strive” follows the journey of refugee athletes as they strive to compete either under the Olympic Refugee Flag or under a new flag after finally settling in a host country.

“World Debut” - Now streaming on the Olympics YouTube Channel

A feature-length documentary that chronicles the journey to the first Olympic Games for Skateboarding, Surfing and Sport Climbing. Featuring icons Tony Hawk and Emily Harrington, the documentary explores the turbulent histories of each sport, the difficult road they took to becoming an Olympic event, and what this means for each sport’s future.

“How To Olympics” - Now streaming on the Olympics YouTube Channel. 


The Try Guys gives viewers an overview of Olympic events in easily digestible episodes that will prepare anyone to be an expert in some of the most unique sports featured in the Summer Olympic Games. Each episode focuses on a single sport, and with the help of Olympic athletes, The Try Guys learn how each event is scored, how to win, and what it takes to master sports like Taekwondo, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Artistic Swimming, Badminton, Hammer Throw, Breaking and more. 


“Break the Record” – Premieres July 22 on Guinness World Records Official YouTube Channel

An all-new kids and family series out of the UK, where kids interrogate and challenge some of the most extraordinary GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title holders. The show features long jump Olympic medalist Greg Rutherford, tennis player and Olympic medalist Laura Robson, deadlift strongwoman and former World's Strongest Woman Andrea Thompson, and parkour expert Ryan Luney. During each episode, a group of kids will be mentored by one of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title holders in preparation for their biggest challenge to date … attempting their very own record!

Don’t miss any part of the action this summer and get ready to rally together and root for your favourite countries and athletes. We’re thrilled to be able to bring fans together, virtually. Let’s go for gold!