The Olympics is arguably one of the most anticipated sporting events globally and is keenly followed by the majority of Australians as well. As a result, I’m going to guide you through how to watch the Olympics here in Australia.
Watching the Olympic Games can be very frustrating, but I can’t quite find a TV channel or link to watch the live event. Different time zones can also be a problem that might cause you to miss certain events if you don’t have the schedule.
However, you shouldn’t have a problem watching the Olympics with this guide.
Where is the Olympics?
Paris will host the 2024 summer Olympics in France. The city won the bid to host the 2024 Olympics on July 31, 2017.
When is the Olympics?
Both the winter and Summer Olympics are held every four years.
The last Winter Olympics was held in Beijing from February 4 2022, to February 20 2022, and the next one will be held in February 2026 in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.
The 2020 summer Olympics was rescheduled and took place in 2021 instead, and the next summer Olympics will be held in 2024 in Paris from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, August 11. This will be the third time Paris will host the games in 1900 and 1924.
The 2024 edition will be the 100th anniversary of the Olympic Games.
How many Events will be held at the 2024 Olympics?
A total of 329 events will be held at the 2024 Olympic Games across 32 sports with about 10,500 athletes.
Breakdancing, a new sport will be debuted at the Paris 2024 Olympics. However, softball, baseball and karate will not be held in Paris 2024.
Sports in the Olympics
- Artistic swimming
- 3 by 3 Basketball
- Artistic gymnastics
- Beach volleyball
- Canoe sprint
- Cycling BMX
- Cycling Track
- Cycling Road
- Cycling mountain bike
- Marathon swimming
- Water polo
- Table tennis
- Trampoline gymnastics
- Modern pentathlon
- Rugby sevens
- Sport climbing
Olympics on Seven Network
The Seven Network is available for viewers in Australia to watch the Olympic Games. Aside from that, you can also stream the games anytime and anywhere in case you don’t have access to TV.
So when it comes to watching maybe the second most anticipated sporting event after the world cup, how to watch it shouldn’t be a problem at all.
The Seven Network first broadcast the Olympic Games in 1956 alongside Nine Network and ABC and has since gone on to televise almost all the subsequent Olympics (both Winter and Summer) either solely or with other broadcasters. Hence you can easily tune in to Channel seven, 7Mate, 7Plus, 7Two, and on the OlympicsOn7 app to catch all the live events as they happen.
The network is a top commercial free-to-air Television network here in Australia; hence you can watch all the events on their channels for free.
How To Watch Olympics Live on 7plus
7plus offers viewers the opportunity to stream all the events live as they happen on about 20 channels. To watch games on 7plus, download the 7plus app on mobile phone, tablet or smart TV. Register by providing the necessary information such as your email address, password, gender, etc., to complete the registration process.
You’re now ready to watch all the Olympic Games in Australia on 7plus. Just make sure you have a strong internet connection.
How do I watch the Games aside from Seven Network?
You can stream the Olympics on BBC iPlayer, which gives you access to over 350 hours of coverage either on BBC One or BBC Two. All you need is your tablet, mobile phone or computer and a strong VPN like Express VPN that can be used to change your internet address from Australia to Great Britain.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Q1. How many times has Australia been to the Olympics?
Australia holds the record alongside four other countries to have participated in every summer Olympics since its inception in 1896. The other countries are France, Greece, Great Britain and Switzerland.
Q2. Has Australia ever hosted the Olympics?
Yes! Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice, i.e. 1956 and 2000.
Q3. Are the Olympic Games free-to-air in Australia?
Yes! You can watch the Olympics live in Australia on free-to-air channels 7, 7mate, 7two and 7plus.