After a year's delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics finally kick off on July 23. For anyone looking to keep up with the event, Google's got you covered.

With ways to use existing Google services to catch up on the latest events, and being able to watch live coverage on YouTube TV, nobody's getting left behind.

Google's Helping You Keep Up With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games officially begin on July 23, and Google's got lots of different ways to help you keep up with the Games. In an official blog post on The Keyword, the search engine giant shared six ways it can help you stay in the loop for the upcoming Olympics.

Interestingly, NBC is launching an exclusive sports trivia game to Google Assistant for the Olympics, alongside the existing library of games. To play, just say “Hey Google, play NBC Sports Trivia”. When searching for the Games, you'll get a daily recap video and some top news for the day. Google's also curated a new interactive Google Doodle for the Olympics.

Google's new doodle for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Image Credit: Google

Google's list has some fairly obvious ways to keep up with the sporting event. As you'd expect, if you search “Olympics” in Google, you'll also be able to find the latest information on your favorite events, sports, and players. You can also ask Google Assistant any of these questions too.


There's also some more creative ways to use Google services for Olympics-related content. The Play Store has a dedicated section for Olympics apps. Here, you'll find the official app, along with games, sports, and news apps. Google also wants internet browsers to explore Tokyo (and the rest of Japan) using Street View and Google Maps.

How to Watch the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with Google

Most people interested in the Olympics will want to watch the event, rather than just catch-up on the news and the highlights. Google's got a couple of ways for you to do that as well.

Live events, clips, and highlights will broadcast by official Olympic broadcasters, such as Marca Claro and Eurosport, on the relevant YouTube channels. In the US, viewers will be able to watch NBC’s live coverage of the Games on YouTube TV.

Related: You'll Be Able to Tune Into This Year's Olympic Games on Twitch

Google also released some new YouTube Originals series especially for the Olympics. The new shows: Strive, How To Olympics, Break the Record, and World Debut range from in-depth documentaries, to full on fictional TV shows.

Let the Games Begin!

There's no doubt the Olympics are an unmissable event, and Google doesn't want you to miss them either. Although you'd expect to be able to keep up-to-date on the event with Google, it's nice to see all the ways of doing so.

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