Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony: UK start time, live stream, TV channel as historic 2020 Games come to a close

Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony: UK start time, live stream, TV channel as historic 2020 Games come to a close

08/08/2021

THE Tokyo Olympics are finally coming to a close after two weeks of thrilling action in Japan.

Organisers were keen to get the Games underway despite Covid restrictions which stopped the event from happening last summer.

And they didn't disappoint as athletes from all over the world and 211 different countries made history, producing some memorable moments, including GB.

But now it's time to look to Paris 2024.

When is the Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony?

  • The Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony will get going on Sunday, August 8 from 12pm UK time.
  • The Games got underway on Friday, July 23, with athletes from all over the world taking Japan to show their talents.
  • The closing ceremony is expected to last around three hours.
  • The theme for this year's closing ceremony is 'Worlds We Share', which organisers have said “expresses the idea that each of us inhabits their own world”.

What channel is it and can it be live streamed?

  • The Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony will be shown live for FREE on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, so long as you have a TV licence.
  • You can live stream the action from the BBC iPlayer, which is available for download onto your mobile device and tablet.
  • The closing ceremony is also available to watch from a Smart TV.


Where are the next Olympics being held?

  • The next Olympics will be held in Paris in 2024, meaning athletes and fans only have to wait three years instead of the usual four.
  • Paris hosting the Games marks the first time they've been in Europe since London 2012.
  • Los Angeles will host in 2028 and Brisbane will host in 2032. 

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