Everything You Need to Know for the Upcoming Summer Olympics

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Stay Connected to All the Action

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics are finally here! From archery to wrestling, and everything in between, ImOn is here to make sure you stay connected to all the competition. Japan is 14 hours ahead of U.S. Central Time, so most of the evening events will be live in the early morning hours throughout our communities. The Olympics kick off with the opening ceremony on July 23, at 6am CT, and conclude with the closing ceremony on August 8, at 6am CT.

To stay up-to-date on all Olympic news and events, make sure to download the official Tokyo 2020 app for Apple or on Google Play.

Where to Watch

  • Local NBC Station (ImOn HD channel 807)
  • NBC Sports Network (ImOn HD channel 843)
  • CNBC (ImOn HD channel 805)
  • Olympic Channel (ImOn HD channel 868)
  • USA (ImOn HD channel 862)
  • Golf Channel (ImOn HD channel 833)
  • Telemundo (ImOn channel 170)

Where to Stream

If you use Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV, you’ll want to download the Olympic Channel App through those services for the most coverage. Other streaming options include the NBC App,, Peacock TV, and The Olympic Channel Stream.

Tune-In Times

Throughout the 17-days of competition this year, NBC Networks will be airing over 7,000 hours of Olympic Coverage! Here’s some resources to help with keeping your calendar up to date with all the must-see events. Get the official Olympic event schedule here.

Peacock’s Olympic streaming schedule:

  • Tokyo LIVE (5:00 am – 10:00 am CT) Recaps from “overnight” events and live look-ins at marquee events, like gymnastics and track and field.
  • Tokyo Gold (10:00 am – 6:00 pm CT) Highlight show with the best of the past day and preview of must-see events.
  • On Her Turf at the Olympics (6:00 pm – 6:30 pm CT) Spotlight on the powerful women of Team USA.
  • Tokyo Tonight (6:30 pm – 11:00 pm CT) Live studio show with quick-turn highlights from Tokyo.

Use NBC’s Olympics TV schedule to make sure you don’t get caught on the wrong channel!

Are There Any New Sports Being Added?

Yes! There are 6 new sports being added to the Summer Olympics this year – Sport Climbing, Karate, Skateboarding, Surfing, Baseball, and Softball. Get some insight on the rules, history, and other information for these newly added sports. Make sure to show off your knowledge to friends and family while watching the Games.

  • Baseball
    For the first time since 2008, baseball is back in the Olympics and six nations are bringing their top talent to Tokyo to compete for gold.
  • Softball
    Softball will also be back on the Olympic stage for the first time since 2008. Cheer on the United States as they compete for the gold medal that was lost to Japan 12 years ago in Beijing.
  • Surfing
    The world’s most talented surfers will be riding the waves on the Japanese shores for their annual Olympic competition.
  • Karate
    Karate’s first appearance at the Olympics will feature men and women competing in both kata and kumite events.
  • Skateboarding
    Top men and women’s skateboarders will be bringing their boards, and the skateboard culture, to Tokyo for their inaugural Olympics appearance. Events will feature both Park and Street courses.
  • Sport Climbing
    Sport climbing is set to make its Olympic debut and will feature three competition styles – speed, bouldering, and lead.

Iowan’s Competing in Tokyo

Make sure to cheer on Karissa and Thomas as they make Iowa proud in Tokyo!

  • Karissa Schweizer – Urbandale, IA
    Competing in the 5,000-meter race and 10,000-meter race.
  • Thomas Gilman - Council Bluffs, IA
    Wrestling for Team USA at the 125lb weight class.

Make sure to follow ImOn Communications on Facebook for an Olympic Giveaway later this month!