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How to Watch the Paris Olympics 2024 in Singapore

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The Olympic games are nearly here! Can’t catch a plane to Paris? Find out how you can catch all of the action of the Paris Olympics 2024 online!

Whether you want to cheer on Shanti Pereira and the rest of Singapore’s Olympic delegation, or you’re an expat hoping to watch your home country compete, we’ve got all the deets on how you can watch the Paris Olympics 2024 in Singapore and stream Olympics coverage from around the world. Do bear in mind that Paris is six hours behind us, so there may be some games that are in the wee hours of the morning or late at night.

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When are the Olympics 2024 happening?

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The Paris Summer Olympics 2024 will take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024. This year, the Paris Olympics 2024 will feature 33 sports and a whopping total of 329 events.

What time is the Olympics Opening Ceremony?

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The Paris Olympic Games 2024 will commence on Friday, July 26 2024 at 1:30am SGT (7:30pm CET) at the Seine with an opening ceremony like no other. There will be a parade of 10,500 athletes on 94 boats along a 6-km route by the Seine, and those who are lucky enough to be in the vicinity will get to watch for free!

The Olympics Opening Ceremony is traditionally a spectacular event that symbolises the official commencement of each Olympic Games. During the ceremony, viewers can look forward to unique artistic programmes that showcase the host country’s culture and history, as well as key events such as the Parade of Nations, releasing of doves, and the lighting of the Olympic cauldron.

For the first time, the Paris Olympic Games 2024 Opening Ceremony has no admission fee for most of its spectators (fans won’t need tickets to access the upper quays). The Opening Ceremony for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 will be the largest in Games history.

We have all the deets on where you can stream the Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony live, including coverage from different countries in a variety of languages.

Where can I find the Paris Olympics schedule?

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Whether you’re cheering for Team Singapore or your home country, click here for the full Paris Olympic schedule so you know when your favourite team is playing!

How can I watch the Paris Olympics live?

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Here in Singapore, Mediacorp will provide 14 channels of Olympics coverage, including a daily television broadcast on Channel 5 and MeWatch. Coverage will understandably focus on Team SG athletes competing in sports like swimming, table tennis, and badminton.

If you hail from a different country or have a particular interest in a different sport, you can use a VPN to connect to a server in your country of choice and stream the national broadcaster. In most countries, it’s actually free! It’s super easy to set up ExpressVPN and it works with TVs, computers, phones and tablets, and even streaming boxes. And as a bonus, you’ll be able to watch U.S. Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, and lots of other overseas streaming services!

2024 Olympics broadcasts by country

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To watch your home country’s Olympics coverage, you generally just need to follow these basic steps:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in your preferred country.
  3. Sign up for or log in to your preferred streaming platform.
  4. Enjoy the Olympics!

If you’re watching on a computer, it’s best to use the respective browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Choose your country for specific streaming instructions:
Great Britain
New Zealand
United States

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Watch free 2024 Australian Olympics coverage

Australian streaming service 9now has the best coverage as they have over 10+ channels running during the Olympics and have the best access to all coverage of the Olympic games.

Stream the Belgian telecast of the Paris Olympics

Belgium’s French-language broadcaster RTBF has exclusive free-to-air rights for the Paris Olympics and will be broadcasting the event live for free. Just connect to a secure Belgian server, and sign up for the free streaming platform Auvio to start watching.

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Watch Brazil’s Olympics coverage

Brazil’s largest streaming platform, Globoplay, will broadcast the Olympics with Portuguese commentary. Just connect to a server in Brazil and sign up for a Globoplay account; note that Globoplay is priced at R14.90 (about 4 SGD) per month.

Stream Canada’s free Olympics coverage

CBC is one of the official broadcasters in Canada for the Summer Olympics, and its free streaming platform CBC Gem offers all sorts of fantastic content. Signing up is painless and may only require a valid Canadian postal code (e.g. R3T 4A7, V1M 1Y8).

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Watch Denmark’s Olympic broadcasts

While the Danes may traditionally be more of a powerhouse in the Winter Olympics, the national broadcaster DR will still be offering free coverage! Just connect to a secure server in Denmark and you should be able to start streaming, no account required.

Stream Olympics coverage in France

France Télévisions (France TV) holds the broadcasting rights for the 2024 Summer Olympics and will show the event for free. Connect to a server in France then create your account to start watching the Olympics in Paris.

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Watch the BBC’s UK Olympics broadcast

There are actually two ways to watch Team GB compete at the Paris Olympics: you can connect to a UK VPN server, then sign up for the free BBC iPlayer (you’ll be prompted to provide a UK postcode, like WC1X 0AA, when creating your account).

Alternatively, the free Swiss streaming service Zattoo will also carry the BBC Olympics feed. Simply connect to a server in Switzerland, sign up for a free account, and start streaming!

Stream Ireland’s Olympics coverage

Ireland’s RTÉ holds broadcasting rights for the Paris Olympics in Ireland and doesn’t even require an email address to register for its fab streaming platform RTÉ Player. You can watch the Olympics for free simply by connecting to an Irish server visiting the website!

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Stream New Zealand’s Olympics broadcast

Kiwis will be able to enjoy 12 daily hours of Paris Olympics coverage on the free-to-air channel TVNZ. Just connect to a New Zealand server and enter your name and email address to start streaming!

Stream the USA Olympics broadcast

If you’re supporting Team USA, then you’ll be in for a treat as comedian and actress Leslie Jones will be narrating the Paris Olympics 2024 this year. NBC holds the broadcast rights. Their streaming platform Peacock will offer both live Olympic event livestreams and round-the-clock coverage on multiple channels on the platform. Note that Peacock offers a 7-day free-trial, but otherwise pricing starts at US$5.99 (around SG$8) per month.

Happy streaming, mamas, and we hope your country wins lots of medals at the Paris Olympics!

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