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How to Watch the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony

2020 Summer Olympic Tokyo
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A barge carrying the Olympic Rings crosses Tokyo Bay. Tokyo was to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games on July 24-August 9, 2020.

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A year after the coronavirus pandemic put the world on pause, the Olympics are finally heading to Tokyo!

NBCUniversal is airing the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games programming across its broadcast, cable and digital platforms, and we have all the details on how to tune into the big event. Keep in mind that Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of the United States' Eastern time and 16 hours ahead of Pacific time, so many events will be held early in the morning for U.S. viewers.

Luckily, Peacock will be airing daily live shows, Olympic channels, full event replays and highlights for those watching at home in any time zone.

See below for all the details on the 2021 Summer Olympics.

When are the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics will take place from Friday, July 23 to Sunday, August 8, in Tokyo, Japan.

How to watch the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics will come to an end with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 8 p.m. local time in Tokyo, Japan.

The Olympics Closing Ceremony will air live on Peacock at 7 a.m. ET on Sunday while the primetime broadcast will air on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.

For online viewers, NBC is available to stream live on fuboTV or Sling TV. fuboTV, which you can sign up for here, offers a seven-day free trial before the $64.99 per month charge. With a fuboTV subscription, you can stream the Tokyo Olympics live online via the NBC channel, as well as get access to hundreds of channels, hours of cloud-based DVR, and more. Sign up for fuboTV in time to watch the 2021 Olympics here.

Sling TV, meanwhile, is offering a $10 a month deal for your first month, before its $35 per month charge. Sling TV offers live television streaming (including NBC) and on-demand content over the internet, which you can watch on your phone, laptop or any other smart device. Sign up for Sling TV before the 2021 Olympics here.

How to watch the 2021 Tokyo Olympics without cable

On TV, the Tokyo Olympics will air across NBC, USA, CNBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and Golf Channel.

Online, the 2021 Olympics will be able to stream on Peacock, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. Recently, Peacock, NBCUniversal's new streaming service, has teamed up with the online wine company, Winc, on a new deal that gets you three free months of streaming when you order wine at Winc.com.

The new Peacock offer -- perfect for sipping while watching the 2021 Olympics -- gets you three months of unlimited access to Peacock's shows and movies when you purchase four bottles of wine for $29.95 total. See more about the deal here.

How to stream the Olympic Games for free

If you want to stream the Olympics online free, you get sign-up for a week-long free trial on fuboTV to watch the Olympics free on NBC.

You can also watch the Tokyo Olympics free online via Peacock, which offers a free tier with no subscription required. Keep in mind the free tier will only get you a limited amount of content. You can also watch the Olympics online free via Peacock Premium, which offers a 7-day free trial here (before going up to $4.99/month).