It is just about time for the official end to come for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Starting a year delayed, the Olympics brought the world together after the COVID-19 pandemic put everything on pause. That theme, which was integrated into the opening ceremony, will again be on display in the closing ceremony, with the organizers discussing the “idea that each of us inhabits their own world” in a concept called “Worlds We Share.”
The ceremony will also transition the Summer Olympics from Tokyo in 2021 to the Paris games, set to be held in 2024.
Here’s how you can watch the closing ceremony of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
When do the Olympics end?
- Date: Sunday, Aug. 8
The 2021 Olympic closing ceremony will be held Sunday, Aug. 8 following the men’s water polo final, the last gold-medal event held in Tokyo.
Olympic closing ceremony start time
- Date: Sunday, Aug. 8
- Start time: 7 a.m. ET | 4 a.m. PT
- Rebroadcast: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. PT
The closing ceremony for the 2021 Summer Games will be held in prime time in Tokyo (8 p.m.), which means many in the U.S. and Canada will have to wake up early. The ceremony will start at 7 a.m. ET, but it will be rebroadcast during prime time at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The 13-hour time difference between Tokyo and the east coast of the U.S. and Canada has meant that most North American viewers are watching the Olympic events either late in the night or early in the morning.
What channel is the closing ceremony on?
- TV Channel (U.S.): NBC
- TV Channel (Canada): CBC
NBC (United States) and CBC (Canada) will continue their coverage of the Olympics through the end of the events, and concluding with the closing ceremony. The two channels will carry the final ceremony in the games both live and then later in the day with a rebroadcast during prime time on the east coast.
Olympics closing ceremony live stream
Cut the cord on cable? Don’t worry, there are several streaming options. Viewers can stream it live on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial, or through one of NBC’s streaming locations, Peacock and NBCOlympics.com.
When and where is the next Olympics?
- 2022 Winter Olympics: Feb. 4 – Feb. 20 in Beijing, China
- 2024 Summer Olympics: July 26 – Aug. 11 in Paris, France
Fans of the Olympics won’t have to wait too long for the next games to be held. The winter games, set to be held in Beijing, are right around the corner with the opening ceremony of the games scheduled for Feb. 4 and running through Feb. 20.
Even the wait until the next summer games won’t take too long as fans will have only three years until many of the same Olympians from the 2021 Tokyo Games will travel to Paris, France, for the