So you want to watch the Summer Olympic Games 2020 in New Zealand? Well you’ve come to the right place, we’ll show you how to start watching live stream fast and legally.
The 2020 Summer Olympic Games, officially called the Games of the Olympiad, is a large multi-sport event that will be held from 24 July to 9 August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.
The Games were also held in the same city in 1964, which makes Tokyo the first Asian city to host the Summer Olympics on two occasions.
On 7 September 2013, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selected Tokyo to host the Summer Olympics in the Japanese capital city of Tokyo in 2020. The successful host city beat the two rival city candidates of Madrid and Istanbul following an exhaustive ballot process. In mid-2017, the IOC approved the official program for what has become known as Tokyo 2020.
It is anticipated that approximately 11,091 athletes representing 206 countries will participate in the 2020 Olympic Games. They will compete in a total of 339 events in 33 sports across 50 disciplines.
Softball and baseball will return for the first time after being removed in 2008, while sports such as karate, surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing will be played for the first time at a Summer Olympics. In addition, several new disciplines within existing sports will also be added, such as freestyle BMX, Madison cycling and 3×3 basketball.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has allocated a total of 400 billion yen (more than $5 billion Australian dollars) to hosting Tokyo 2020.
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is being led by a former Prime Minister, Yoshiro Mori, while Shun’ichi Suzuki is the Japanese Government’s nominated representative responsible for overseeing preparations.
The National Stadium used for the 1964 Summer Olympics will be demolished and rebuilt for the 2020 Games. There will be a total of 33 competition venues in the capital city, with 28 of these being within 8 kilometres of the Olympic Village. Eleven of the venues will be newly built for these Games.
The organising committee has partnered with the Japan Environmental Sanitation Centre and NTT docomo to develop a plan to produce the medals for the Olympics out of materials from recycled electronics.
By mid-2018, it was reported that approximately half the amount of bronze had been collected, but challenges were being experienced in obtaining sufficient levels of silver, which is required in the production of both silver and gold medals.
Preparations for Tokyo 2020 have not been without some controversy, including allegations of bribery by the nation’s Olympic committee and plagiarism during the design of the Tokyo 2020 logo, as well as concerns about radiation from the 2011 meltdown of nuclear reactors in Fukushima.
The organising committee received more than 204,000 applications for volunteer roles at the upcoming Games and training will commence in October 2019. The “Field Cast” is the name assigned to volunteers who will be located at venues, while the “City Cast” refers to volunteers to be located in the city.
Following the traditional lighting of the Olympic torch in Greece, the torch relay for the upcoming Games will commence on 26 March 2020 in Naraha, Fukushima.
How To Watch Summer Olympics NZ
In New Zealand you can watch the summer olympic games live on Sky Sports. This means you’ll need a paid subscription to watch the live streams.
Over in Australia, Channel 7 has bought the rights and all live streams will be free and on demand via their app and website.
By using an Australian VPN you’ll be able to watch the games for free.
Other countries such as UK use BBC iPlayer which is also free to air.
Step 1: Get A VPN Provider
To watch Summer Olympics with Channel 7 you need to use an Australian VPN to fool their website into thinking you’re in Australia.
There are many different VPN providers out there on the web, from our experience the cheapest and most affordable option is PureVPN.
You’ll be able to buy a VPN using your New Zealand credit card/Paypal.
Step 2: Download & Install VPN Application
You’ll need to decide how you plan on accessing Channel 7. You could use your smart TV, Apple TV or just a computer web browser.
You’ll need to download the PureVPN Application to your device first, then the Channel 7 app or visit their website.
Step 3: Choose Australian Server
You’ll now need to connect through to a AU based server. If you’re given an option of which city then I’d choose Melbourne or Sydney
You’ll be advised by the VPN app once your IP has changed and you’re routing your connection via Australia.
Login with the details you were provided via email during signup.
You’ll now be able to load the tournament live and on demand and stream away.
Step 4: Start Watching Summer Olympics 2020 Live
You’ll now be able to play any of the on demand content available too.
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