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How to Watch the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games


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The Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games are in full swing, following last week’s Opening Ceremony  that kicked off the two-week event in Tokyo’s newly rebuilt Olympic Stadium.

The first three days of competition were an exciting start to the Games. Despite winning no medals on Day 1, Team USA made a comeback on Sunday with 10 medals, four of which were golds. Sunday’s success can be credited in part to U.S swimmers, who earned a gold in the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay and a silver from Katie Ledecky in the women’s 400 free. The most historic win of the weekend, however, might be Russia’s gold medal in men’s gymnastics, the country’s first Olympic title since 1996. Now, eyes are on Team USA’s Simon Biles who struggled through her routine during Sunday night’s qualifiers. The record-breaking gymnast still finished first for the overall competition, though, and will have a chance to start anew during the finals on Tuesday, where she’ll compete in all six events.

Day 5 – Tuesday, July 27 PT/ET

Sling TV is normally $35 a month but offers its wide range of cable networks for only $10 for the first month (plus a free DVR) if you wanted to sneak in a subscription in time for the Olympics. It offers more than 30 popular cable channels and  80,000 movies and TV shows on-demand. Their Sling Blue package, which offers access to ESPN, NBC, the NFL Network and more, is the best option for sports lovers.



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FuboTV is a pricier option but you get what you pay for. Its Starter subscription service offers 120 channels, including NBC, a Cloud DVR so you never have to miss anything and a Family Share option that allows you to watch content on three different screens throughout the house. It’s a great option for sports fans with its wide range of live and on-demand options from NASCAR, PGA Tour, the NFL, MLB and dozens of other league channels.