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Tokyo Olympics schedule: What's on this weekend (July 24-25)

Tokyo Olympics schedule July 24-25: Megan Rapinoe, Team USA women's soccer
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July 24-25 Tokyo Olympics live streams

• U.S. — Watch via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch for free on BBC iPlayer
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Gymnastics and basketball are only two of the highlights of what we will see when we watch the Tokyo Olympics live steams for the weekend of July 24-25. The weekend is packed with events, from soccer to basketball. Archery, badminton, table tennis and weightlifting are also all in the mix.

Below, we've got a guide to notable Olympics events airing on TV on Saturday and Sunday, including the Team USA women's soccer (or football, if you prefer) facing against the New Zealand. But if you don't want to wake up at the very early hour, American time, to watch the game live, expect to catch replays on Peacock, among other services. Speaking of Peacock, it's a must for watching the Team USA basketball games live online.

For the full list of what's happening this weekend at the Olympics, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page.

How to watch today's Tokyo Olympics live streams with a VPN

If you're away from home, or can't watch channels you need for the Tokyo Olympics, you can still get the livestreams with a virtual private network, or VPN.

A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, a Brit who's currently in the U.S. could watch the Tokyo Olympics live streams on BBC iPlayer, even though they're not in the U.K. 

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer or another website and watch the games.

How to watch today’s Tokyo Olympics live streams in the U.S.

Today (and tomorrow's) televised events are spread across NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), USA, CNBC and the Olympic Channel.

Here are some of Team USA's notable events to watch, plus start times and channels. For the full schedule of all events, head to Olympics.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 24

  • Water Polo, Men's: USA vs. Japan @ 1 a.m. ET (CNBC)
  • Softball: USA vs Mexico @ 2 a.m. ET (NBCSN)
  • Tennis: Singles and doubles first round @ 2 a.m. (Olympic Channel)
  • Water Polo, Women's: USA vs. Japan @ 2 a.m. ET (NBCSN)
  • Soccer, Women's: USA vs. New Zealand @ 7:30 a.m. ET (NBCSN)
  • Volleyball, Men's  – USA vs. France @ 9 a.m. ET (NBC)
  • Beach Volleyball, Women's: USA vs. China @ 8 p.m. ET (NBC)
  • Softball: USA vs. Australia @ 8 p.m. (CNBC)
  • Skateboarding: Men’s Street Final @ 8:30 p.m. (NBC)
  • Beach Volleyball, Men's: USA vs Netherlands @ 9 p.m. (NBCSN)
  • Swimming, Women’s: 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final @ 9:30 p.m. ET (NBC)

SUNDAY, JULY 25

  • Diving, Women’s: Synchronized Springboard Final @ 2 a.m. (CNBC)
  • Tennis: Singles and doubles first round @ 2 a.m. (Olympic Channel)
  • Basketball 3x3, Women's: USA vs Russian Olympic Committee @ 8 a.m. ET (NBC)
  • Gymnastics: Women’s Team Competition rebroadcast @ 7 p.m. (NBC)
  • Skateboarding: Women’s Street Final rebroadcast @ 8 p.m. (CNBC)
  • Beach Volleyball: USA vs China rebroadcast @ 9 p.m. (NBCSN)
  • Softball: USA vs Japan rebroadcast @ 9 p.m. (USA)
  • Swimming: Finals rebroadcast @ 9:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
  • Water Polo, Women's: USA vs China rebroadcast @ 11 p.m. (USA)

If you don't have a cable or satellite package, and have cut the cord, you can get those channels via live TV streaming services (depending on your region), including Sling TV, Hulu With Live TV, Fubo TV and AT&T TV.

Of these options, we recommend Sling TV, which starts at $35, and you'll want Sling Blue + the Sports Extra pack (an $11 per month add-on) to get NBCSN, the Olympics Channel and USA. Fubo has all of those channels, and many more, in its $65 per month package.

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How to watch today’s Tokyo Olympics events in the UK

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Brits have it easy. All of their Olympics coverage is centralized — for free without commercials — on the BBC and its BBC iPlayer

You can find the complete schedule of Olympics on the BBC here.

If you're traveling outside of the U.K. and have a valid U.K. TV license, you can still follow every single game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch today's Tokyo Olympics events in Canada

Olympics live streams in Canada

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Sportsnet, TLN, TSN and CBC are all streaming various Olympics events online if you log in with your cable provider or sign up for a standalone package. Sportsnet costs $19.99 a month, while streaming-only TSN costs $4.99 a day or $19.99 a month.

If you're traveling out of the country, you can use ExpressVPN to access your paid-for services.

How to watch today's Tokyo Olympics in Australia

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Down Under, Aussies can watch the Tokyo Olympics for free on or stream it on the network’s 7Plus streaming service.

Currently out of the country? Use ExpressVPN to access your paid-for services.

Kelly Woo

Kelly covers streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.