The Olympic Games are the global, multi-sport athletic competition. More than 200 countries participate in over 400 events across the Summer and Winter Games. The Games of the, are taking place in Japan from Friday, July 23 to August 8, 2021. The opening ceremony is live on July 23 at 7:00 AM ET (1:00 AM HT) and will be rebroadcast at 1:30 PM HT. Across the U.S., the Olympic Games are broadcast on NBC channels (NBC, USA, CNBC, Golf Channel, Peacock/streaming). Depending on your service, you may have free access to watch the Olympics live. However, NBC typically runs highlights every evening. More info: The Olympics on NBC and NBC Olympics schedule and The Olympic Games (official website) and Tokyo 2020.