Will Peacock have the Olympics?
Peacock will also be offering coverage of the Olympics to subscribers of the service. It will provide some live coverage of gymnastics, track & field, and men's basketball. The service will also have daily highlight shows. DraftKings NationTokyo 2021 Olympics live stream: How to watch the Summer Olympics on NBC channels via live online stream
Where can we watch Olympics?
NBC is the home of the Olympics in the US, so you should check out your local NBC station for prime-time coverage. Your live TV streaming service probably includes NBC, since it's one of the major broadcasting channels in the US. Olympic sports will also air on CNBC, Golf Channel, NBCSN, Olympics Channel, and USA. PCMag.comThe Best Ways to Watch the 2021 Olympics Without Cable
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TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. women’s national soccer team is in a bubble of its own making for the Tokyo Olympics, and it’s not just because of coronavirus restrictions.
The World Cup champions have become adept at shutting out all the outside noise — the seemingly endless social media debates, the TV punditry and even the trash talk that comes with being the best in the world.
“I think, especially the players that have been through these major tournaments, you figure out how to stay in the best mental headspace and sometimes that’s compartmentalizing, that’s focusing on one thing at a time and trying not to let the noise get into what we like to call the bubble,” defender Becky Sauerbrunn said. “So like, secure the bubble, protect the bubble.”
The women’s Olympic soccer tournament starts on Wednesday. The United States, the top-ranked team in the world and the favorite to win, opens against Sweden at Tokyo Stadium.
The Americans are vying for their fifth gold medal, more than any other national team. They can also become the first women to win an Olympic gold following a World Cup title.
There’s reason to believe they’ll do just that. The group is undefeated in 44 straight games, the second-longest unbeaten streak in team history. It’s a deep squad with a formidable attack: Seventeen of the players were on the World Cup squad.
Christen Press has been directly involved in 37 goals in her last 37 matches, with 16 goals and 18 assists. Megan Rapinoe, the unabashedly outspoken winger with purple hair, leads the team with seven goals this year.
Quietly holding down the defense is goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, who has six shutouts in nine starts this year.
Naeher is perhaps the leader on the team when it comes to shutting out the noise. She eschewed all social media during the team’s run in France two years ago, and often worked on crossword puzzles before matches to chill out before games.
“Everything’s all about compartmentalizing,” the softspoken Naeher said.
Of course, it will likely be a bit easier to stay focused at this tournament. Japan is in a state of emergency because of rising coronavirus cases. As a result, the athletes participating will be in their own team or individual bubbles with strict COVID-19 protocols. And no fans will be allowed.
“It’s not the best setup in terms of being able to go for a walk or just get outside, go grab a coffee that sort of thing. That’s not available to us,” defender Kelley O’Hara said. “But at the end of the day we’ve all been doing it for a month now with national team, so it’s the reality of the tournament, of the situation, of the Olympics this year. You just kind of take it in stride and make do with what you can.”
The United States had a pre-tournament camp in Miyazaki before arriving in Tokyo on Friday in preparation for Sweden, the team that knocked the Americans out of the 2016 Olympics in the quarterfinals.
Australia plays New Zealand in the second match of the night at Tokyo Stadium. Twelve women’s teams are divided into three groups for the tournament, which is being played at six stadiums across the country.
There are a pair of Wednesday matches at the Sapporo Dome: Britain plays Chile and host Japan play Canada. Additionally, China plays Brazil and Zambia plays the Netherlands at Miyagi Stadium.
As captain of the United States, Sauerbrunn is tasked with keeping her side focused.
“It’s a skill that I think everyone needs to learn, especially in these major tournaments, because they’re not easy,” Sauerbrunn said about compartmentalizing. “There’s a lot of stress, there’s a lot of noise and so learning to knock that out, block that out, is really important.”
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19 July, 2021 - 09:57pm
TOKYO -- The Summer Olympics bring home a win for the host nation's stock market -- so suggests past market data, at least.
But 2021 is no ordinary Olympic year. With the Summer Games just days away from starting in coronavirus-clouded Tokyo to empty venues, no tourists and tepid public support, past performance may be no indicator of gains this time.
Of the eight Summer Games held since 1988, host nations saw their benchmark stock indexes rise in the year following all but the 2000 Sydney Olympics, according to Shoji Hirakawa, chief global strategist at the Tokai Tokyo Research Institute.
"Transportation networks and other infrastructure built for the Games bolstered productivity, which likely led to corporate earnings growth," Hirakawa said.
"Even without spectators, we could expect a boost to stock prices," he said.
Others see a correlation between strong Japanese performances at past Olympics and stock market gains. The Nikkei Stock Average rose during all five Summer Olympics since 1968 where Japan won 10 or more gold medals, said Akiyoshi Takumori, chief economist at Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management.
"The Olympics provide a big boost to retail investment and consumer sentiment," Takumori said. The Japanese Olympic Committee in 2018 said it would aim for 30 gold medals in Tokyo.
Investors are hunting for winners in the lead-up to the Tokyo Games, which start Friday. Sporting goods brands are among the most obvious choices to catch a windfall from increased exposure. Nike and Adidas shares hit record highs last week. In Japan, Mizuno set a year-to-date high on July 12, as did Asics and Descente in late June.
Sponsors and companies that ramp up advertising during the Games also stand to benefit. Stocks like Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble and Comcast -- parent of U.S. Olympics broadcaster NBCUniversal -- are expected to enjoy a boost from the event. With more people viewing the Games from home, Japan market watchers are bullish over electronics retailers like Bic Camera and beer brands.
But the sponsorship can be a double-edged sword. Toyota Motor said Monday that it will not air any Olympics-related TV advertisements going forward, despite the automaker being a top-tier sponsor. The decision signaled that the automaker is distancing itself from the Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
The unique conditions surrounding this year's Games have deflated hopes for companies that could have benefited. Security providers Secom and Sogho Security Services, also known as Alsok, were down 12% and 4% for the year as of Monday. Games without spectators mean fewer baggage checks and other security operations, raising the prospect of cutbacks to security staff at venues.
Travel- and tourism-related companies, which were expected to reap a bulk of the economic harvest from the Tokyo Games, have been hit hard. Japan Airlines is down by 12% and travel agency H.I.S. by 5% since September 2013, when Tokyo won the bid to host the event, even as the Nikkei average roughly doubled over the same period.
Stadium and hotel builders Taisei and Obayashi have experienced strong gains during this time. But with most of the key facilities and infrastructure for the Games already completed, questions remain over their longer-term prospects.
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Temperatures in the Japanese capital are expected to hover in at least the low to mid-90s (Fahrenheit) with dew points and humidity levels remaining above 70 and 88, respectively, for much of the Games. Those numbers can easily spike.
“It’s going to be uncomfortable,” Carl Parker, a storm specialist for the Weather Channel, told Yahoo Sports. Parker compared Tokyo’s mid-summer weather to that of Houston or Miami. “It’s going to be hot every day and the dew point is going to be very high.”
That combination is unpleasant for the general public, dangerous for those with health risks and potentially negatively impactful for the world’s athletes who will come to compete during the region’s hottest time of year.
“The problem is not only the temperature but also the humidity as well,” Makoto Yokohari, an adviser to the Tokyo Organizing Committee told Reuters. “When you combine these two, Tokyo is the worst [Games] in history.”
It will certainly be the hottest in modern history. Welcome to the Summer Olympics with too much Summer.
That it is hot and humid in Japan during the summer is not a surprise, of course.
In 1964, the last time Tokyo hosted the Olympics, the Games took place in October to avoid the brutal conditions. Since then, average temperatures in Tokyo have risen 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit and the number of days hitting 95 or above have gone from 1 to 12, according to government figures. In both 2018 and 2020, it reached a record 106.
And Tokyo isn’t alone in dealing with this issue. Both the 1968 (Mexico City) and 1988 (Seoul, South Korea) Games were moved to September and early October, respectively, to beat the heat.
All of which begs a question: Why hold the Olympic Games in the heart of the summer this time — July 23-Aug. 8?
Well, a lot of people blame NBC (as well as other broadcasters around the world), which have historically drawn higher ratings for mid-summer broadcasts that occur prior to the start of the school year and the NFL season.
“It’s essentially driven by American television,” Dick Pound, a Canadian Olympic committee member and former chair of television negotiations for the International Olympic Committee, told the New York Times.
NBC has long denied being a deciding factor. However, as much as two-thirds of the International Olympic Committee’s budget comes from global television rights deals and about half of that comes from the American network, which is in the midst of a $7.75 billion deal to broadcast the Summer and Winter Games through 2032.
NBC notes that it plays no official role in the selection of where or when the Olympics will take place and points to its contract with the IOC which was agreed to in 2014, well before the selection process for host sites after 2022.
Of course, NBC, or broadcast partners from other countries, don’t necessarily have to say anything for its interests to be considered.
This is the IOC; money always talks. It can’t be coincidental that the official bidding process for host cities notes that the Summer Games should be held between July 15 and Aug. 31 unless the IOC grants a waiver due to “exceptional circumstances.”
The issue dates back to the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, which began on Sept. 15 and produced the lowest television ratings in America since the Games became a huge broadcast event in the 1980s.
NBC’s primetime average from Sydney was a 13.8 rating, down from an average of 18.9 from the three previous Summer Games. The next four Summer Olympics began in either late July or early-to-mid August and delivered higher ratings — Athens (15.0), Beijing (16.2), London (17.5) and Rio de Janeiro (14.4).
Doha, Qatar, made an initial bid to host the 2020 Games and proposed an October start date to avoid the searing heat of summer in the Middle East. It was eliminated early in the process and the IOC concluded in a report:
“In October, broadcasters would face lower viewership rating levels on a global level when having to compete with other major sports events or general entertainment/TV programming priorities for the autumn season. Significantly less Olympic broadcast [ratings] would also result in lower exposure and impact commercial opportunities.”
So mid-summer it is — including the next two in Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) and the expected 2032 site of Brisbane, Australia, where it will be winter.
As for Tokyo, the conditions over the next few weeks could be problematic, especially for track, cycling, beach volleyball and other outdoor events.
“At these levels athletes are really energized and they start to sweat,” Parker of the Weather Channel said. “The body uses evaporation to cool itself off, but that’s not nearly as effective which is why it perspires even more.”
In 2018, a heat wave in Japan caused over 1,000 deaths nationwide. If that is duplicated again, Parker thinks more events would have to be moved to early morning or even canceled.
“It would be very hard to have business as usual,” Parker said.
The Japanese are just hoping it won’t get to that. In their official bid, they inaccurately promised the weather would be “mild” and “an ideal climate.” It worked, but it wasn’t true then … or now.
After winning the bid, the Japanese have tried to mitigate the heat, such as moving the marathon and race walking events to morning and staging them in the cooler, northern part of the country. Even out-of-the-box ideas were considered — everything from an Olympics-only daylight savings time to encouraging businesses and offices in the city to leave doors open to let air conditioning out.
Neither of those will be employed because heat and humidity can never truly be tamed.
So can you run an Olympics in these kinds of conditions? We’re about to find out one sweltering day at a time.
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