Olympic Games

23 July - 8 August 2021

New Zealand are now sitting on 6 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze with Day 11 producing some incredible sporting moments for the Kiwis. Lisa Carrington took gold in both the K1-200 and K2-500 with Caitlin Regal. They will both be back on the water in the K1-500 heats at 1.54pm on TOKYO 3. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke took silver in the Men’s 49er final, and it was bronze for boxer David Nyika. Anton Down-Jenkins, the first Kiwi diver in 37 years to be at the Olympics, did us proud by finishing 8th in the finals. Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill have qualified for the Men’s Shot Put finals on Thursday, with Julia Ratcliffe finishing 9th in the Women’s Hammer Throw. It was an incredibly fast night at the track with several world records broken and this evening Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster will be looking to qualify in the Men’s Sprint, along with Ellesse Andrews in the Women’s Keirin. Our Men’s Team Pursuit will be riding for bronze at 8.59pm. We’ll also see Lydia Ko begin her campaign in the Women’s Golf today. Plus, there’s a whole lot more from weightlifting to hockey, beach volleyball to table tennis.

As the Home of Sport, being able to showcase New Zealanders competing on the world stage is incredibly important to us. It is our privilege to be the official broadcast partner of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. 

Sky is proud to offer:

  • 12 Channels of Olympic Games coverage
  • 12pm-2am daily coverage
  • On demand highlights via Sky Go (free with Sky Box subscription) or a Sky Sport Now subscription.
  • Complimentary access to the Sky Olympic Video Player app showing every moment LIVE
  • To see when Kiwi athletes and teams are competing, view the Kiwi Schedule 

To view Sky's coverage of all Tokyo 2020 events, view the Olympic Games guide. 

Watch it your way

Stream

  • Stream 12 Live Olympics Games Channels plus Replays and Highlights On Demand
  • Instant access. No Sky Box needed. Watch on a range of devices
  • Pass options: Olympic Games Pass or grab a Week, Month or Annual Pass
  • All passes include access to the Sky Olympic Video Player with additional exclusive Olympics content 
  • All passes also include access to Sky Sport Select, Sky Sport 1 & 2 + ESPN and ESPN2

Sky Box

  • Already a Sky customer but don’t have Sky Sport? Upgrade at https://account.sky.co.nz/
  • Watch 12 Live Olympics Games Channels + access to Sky Sport Select, Sky Sport 1 & 2 + ESPN and ESPN2, during the Olympics Games period
  • Free Sky Box and standard installation
  • Catch up with Sky On Demand & stream wherever you are in NZ with Sky Go
  • Pause, rewind and record live TV with My Sky (at an additional cost)
  • Stream wherever you are in NZ with Sky Go
  • Comes with the Sky Starter package with over 40 channels ranging from music to kids shows, action, food and lifestyle
Access every moment LIVE with the Sky Olympic Video Player.
Available to all Sky Sport and Sky Sport Now subscribers now.
Kiwi Schedule
*Any events not listed have not yet been scheduled. Please check back later

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Olympic Games Content Hub
As a Sky Sport subscriber, you can catch up on all Olympic Games replays and highlights via Sky Go.
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Frequently Asked Questions

When are the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 taking place?
The Olympic Games, sometimes known at the Summer Olympics, are taking place from July 23 through to August 8, 2021
Who is hosting the Olympic Games?
The Olympic Games are being held in Tokyo, Japan.
How can I watch the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020?
Sky will offer 12 Olympic channels with live content between approx. NZT 12 noon & 2 am.  We will also have a 24-hour Olympic news channel.  You can catch all the action on Sky Sport on your Sky Box and you can also stream all the Olympics coverage on Sky Go  or  Sky Sport Now. Plus Highlights and best moments will be available on Sky Sport Now and free to access on Sky Sport’s You Tube channel.  Sky Sport and Sky Sport Now customers can also access the Sky Olympic Video Player app which offers content from every event at the Olympic Games.
Sky is also partnering with TVNZ who will offer 12 hours of coverage each day, focusing on live events featuring Kiwi athletes, with delayed coverage of other moments from the Games. 
Do I need Sky Sport to watch the Olympic Games?
Yes, you do need to subscribe to Sky Sport if you want to catch every moment. Sky is the official broadcaster for the Olympic Games here in Aotearoa New Zealand.  We have 12 channels featuring the Olympic Games on your Sky Box which you can also stream on Sky Go. Sky Go is free to all Sky Box customers.  Or You can watch all the same content if you buy a pass for  Sky Sport Now our sport streaming service.  Head here for more information on the different Sky Sport Now Pass options  https://www.skysportnow.co.nz/packages

Our free to air partner is TVNZ who will have 12 hours of coverage every day of the Games on One.  TVNZ will highlight New Zealand teams and athletes at the Games. 
What is the Sky Olympic Video Player (OVP)?
The Sky OVP is an amazing app you can download to be able to stream every moment or every event at the Olympic Games.  It is available only to Sky Sport and Sky Sport Now customers. To access the Sky OVP simply download the app from your Apple or Android App store and login in using your Sky credentials – your email address and password (the same details you use for Sky Go) or your Sky Sport Now credentials. The app will be available in your app store from the 16th of July. 
How do I login to the Sky Olympic Video Player?
Simply login in using your Sky credentials which are the email address and password you use for Sky Go or Sky Sport Now.
How do I download the Sky Olympic Video Player?
To access the Sky OVP simply download the app from your Apple or Android App store and login in using your Sky credentials – which are the email address and password you use for Sky Go or your Sky Sport Now credentials.  The app will be available in your app store from the 16th of July. 
How do I upgrade to Sky Sport to watch the Olympic Games?
That’s super easy – just head to www.sky.co.nz and change your preferences in My Account or call us on 0800 759 759.  Or you can head to www.skysportnow.co.nz and sign up for a Pass to be able to stream all the sport you need to on selected  smart TVs, mobiles, computers or tablets. Sky Sport Now offers a Week, Month or  Annual Pass and also has a special Olympics Games Pass which is valid for the period of the event – 23 July to 8 August, 2021 and will be available to purchase from1  July.. 
Who is presenting the Olympic Games on Sky?
In Japan Sky has a wonderful team in Rikki Swannell, Storm Purvis, Kirstie Stanway and Kristina Eddy.  Here in Aotearoa New Zealand, Sky’s coverage and analysis will be presented by Stephen McIvor, Laura McGoldrick and Goran Paladin.
What time does coverage start each day for the Olympic Games?
Japan is 4 hours behind us which means live action each day will start around midday and continue through to around 2 am.  This does mean some competitions will be late at night for New Zealand viewers which is why Sky Go, My Sky, the Sky Sport Highlights app and Sky Sport Now will be super handy.  They all give you the ability to go back to watch key events, record the events you want to watch but just can’t stay awake for, and to catch up on the best bits of the action.  Our team of experts will make sure you just don’t miss anything magic – especially when it comes to the New Zealand Olympic team.
Why are the Olympic Games on Sky?
Sky is honoured to be the official broadcaster for the Olympic Games here in New Zealand and an official partner to the New Zealand Olympic team.  This means we have the rights to share all the action from the Olympic Games and tell the stories of our home-grown stars.  Also coming up are the Winter Olympics in Beijing.  Sky is also the broadcast partner for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

For the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 we have a partnership with TVNZ who will offer 12 hours of coverage each day on One, free to air. Other free to air content will be available on Sky Sport’s You Tube channel.
Why are they still called Tokyo 2020?
That was the year the Olympic Games were meant to be held.  The decision was made that the Games will keep the name “Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020”.
What sports are in the Tokyo Olympics?
Archery, badminton, baseball and softball, basketball (including 3x3 basketball), beach volleyball, boxing, canoe / kayak, climbing, cycling (track, road, mountain, BMX), diving, equestrian (dressage, jumping and eventing), fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, handball, judo, karate, modern pentathlon, roller sport (skateboarding), rowing, rugby 7s, sailing (including windsurfing), shooting, soccer / football, swimming, surfing, synchronized swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, triathlon, volleyball (indoor), water polo, weightlifting, wrestling.
What sports are new in the Tokyo Olympics?
Baseball and softball, karate, skateboarding, climbing, surfing, 3x3 basketball
What sports are New Zealanders competing in at the Tokyo Olympics?
So far, Kiwis are confirmed to be competing in Aquatics, Rowing, Rugby 7s, Cycling, Canoe/Kayak, Diving, Gymnastics, Rugby, Equestrian, Track and Field, Sailing, Athletics, Hockey, Golf, Boxing, Shooting, Surfing, Taekwondo, Triathlon, BMX
When did New Zealand start competing in the Olympics?
New Zealand's Olympic story began in London in 1908, when three athletes competed as part of an 'Australasian' team. A century later we sent our largest-ever national team to Beijing, with 182 competitors flying the flag. In 2012 the Games returned to London and was one of New Zealand's most successful Olympics yet.
Who is NZ’s most successful Olympian?
Peter Snell is perhaps our most famous Olympian, with three golds in the glamour middle-distance track events. But canoeist Ian Ferguson has been our most successful competitor − in a career spanning five Games between 1976 and 1992, he won four gold medals and one silver.
Who was the first New Zealander to win an Olympic medal?
Ted Morgan was a boxer and a plumber and was the first New Zealander to win an Olympic gold medal. Norman Read was an Olympic gold medal-winning race walker who helped to popularise the sport in New Zealand.