Watching the Olympics is easily a sport all on its own. Finding the perfect spot, where you can watch uninterrupted, choosing the family members or friends who won’t take on the role of unofficial commentator, and of course, the right snacks (biltong and potentially a beer or two if Cyril allows) are underrated skills.
The Tokyo Olympics has seen major setbacks amidst the pandemic, from year-delays to no spectators being allowed at the events.
While this was heartbreaking news for those who held on to their tickets for the Tokyo Olympics, but for spectators at home, it didn’t change anything.
Since more viewers than ever will be rooting from their couches, more streaming platforms have opted to boast Olympic showcasing.
Here are some traditional TV channels for you to enjoy the glory, the anxiety and the pride of the Olympic prestige the traditional way, as well as some online streaming platforms if you’re rooting for your favourite sports champions in a digital space.
Where to root for the Olympics from home:
SuperSport is a go-to for many, channel 246 on good ol’ DStv to be specific. But did you know that they’re offering a ‘Watch them Rise’ segment too? On the same channel, they have a 24-hour streaming service for highlights of the Olympic icons of years gone by.
For the online streaming nation, you can catch all the thrills on DStv.com or on the DStv app.
“We are thrilled to bring all the action to our Showmax Pro subscribers to stream wherever they are, and we’ll be backing our African athletes every step of the way,” says Yolisa Phahle, CEO for MultiChoice connected video.
The online video subscriptions service announced that “they will be streaming hundreds of Olympic events in more than 50 countries across Africa,” as per IOL.
SABC recently launched their Sports channel, and so the Olympic gold, silver and bronze will be available for your spectating pleasure on SABC 2.
When do the Olympics kick-off?
The Olympics are set to kick off on July 23 and will run until August 8, 2021.
When are certain events?
The full Olympics schedule can be accessed here.
Who is in the full South African Olympic squad?
As per News24, the full Olympic Squad can be found here.