Tokyo Paralympic Games: Full Schedule and How to Watch Without Cable

After a one-year delay, the Paralympic Games have made their return to Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo becomes the first city to host the Paralympic Games twice after hosting the event for the first time in 1964. This year’s games will be the 16th edition of the Summer Paralympic Games and like the Tokyo Olympics, this year’s games will be held without spectators.

During the Games of the Paralympiad, athletes with disabilities including amputations, blindness, cerebral palsy, and mobility will compete in an international competition for their chance to medal with first-place winning gold, second-place winning silver, and third-place winning bronze. Like the Olympics, the Paralympics will take place over the course of multiple weeks with this year’s games beginning on Tuesday, August 24 through Sunday, September 5.

China left as the top-ranking nation in the previous four Paralympic Games; however, the United States leads all countries with 8 medal count leads. The U.S. will be trying to return to the top of the medal count for the first time since the 1996 event. Athletes such as Chuck Aoki will be looking to win gold in Wheelchair Rugby after coming up short in the 2012 and 2016 games. Missouri native David Brown will be looking to keep his title as “the fastest blind man in the world” at this year’s games. Brown set and hold the men’s 100m world record for athletes who are completely blind.

With fans not being in attendance, cord cutters can find out how to watch all of the action of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, below.

Paralympic Games Lineup, Times, and Channels

The 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games will be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. Select events will also be available to watch on Peacock, NBCSN, NBC, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. 

Tuesday, August 24

EventTimeChannel
Opening Ceremony (Live)7-10 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Opening Ceremony Re-Air7-10 p.m. ETNBCSN
Multiple sports (Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Cycling (Track), Swimming) (Live)10 p.m.-3 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Swimming heats (Live)8 p.m.-10:45 p.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Women’s wheelchair basketball preliminary round (Live)8 p.m.-12 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Women’s track cycling (Live)9 p.m.-2:25 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Wheelchair rugby preliminary round (Live)10:30 p.m.-2:45 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com

Wednesday, August 25

EventTimeChannel
Swimming finals (Live)4-8:05 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Wheelchair rugby preliminary round (Live)4:30-8:45 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Swimming finals (Live)4-8:05 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Wheelchair rugby preliminary round (Live)4:30-8:45 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Goalball preliminary round (Live)4:40-8:45 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
NBCSN AM Show (Re-air)3-9 p.m. ETOlympic Channel

Thursday, August 26

EventTimeChannel
Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Cycling (Track), Wheelchair Rugby (Live)3-9 a.m. ETNBCSN and NBCOlympics.com
NBCSN AM Show (Re-air)3-9 p.m. ETOlympic Channel
Track & Field, Wheelchair Rugby, Cycling (Track), Goalball, Wheelchair Tennis (Live)9-3 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com

Friday, August 27

EventTimeChannel
Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Judo (Live)3-9 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Triathlon, Track & Field (Live)5:30-9:30 p.m. ETOlympic Channel, NBCOlympics.com

Saturday, August 28

EventTimeChannel
Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby (Live)12-3 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Swimming, Track & Field, Goalball, Wheelchair Basketball (Live)3- 9 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Triathlon, Table Tennis, Rowing (Live)5:30 p.m. -1 a.m. ETOlympic Channel, NBCOlympics.com

Sunday, August 29

EventTimeChannel
Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Tennis, Swimming, Track & Field, Rowing (Live)1-8:30 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Wheelchair Rugby Final (Live)5-7 a.m. ETPeacock, NBCOlympics.com
NBC Daytime Show (Taped)12-1:30 p.m.NBC
Wheelchair Rugby (Re-Air), Table Tennis, Wheelchair Tennis (Live)9 p.m. – 3 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
NBC Primetime Show (Taped)7-8 p.m. ETNBC

Monday, August 30

EventTimeChannel
Swimming, Sitting Volleyball, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball (Live)3-9 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
NBCSN AM Show(Re-air)3-9 p.m. ETOlympic Channel
Wheelchair Basketball, Road Cycling, Sitting Volleyball (Live)9 p.m. – 3 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com

Tuesday, August 31

EventTimeChannel
Swimming, Cycling (Road), Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball (Live)3-9 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
NBCSN AM Show (Re-Air)3-p.m. ETOlympic Channel
Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Cycling (Road) (Live)9 p.m. – 3 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com

Wednesday, September 1

EventTimeChannel
Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis (Live)3-9 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
NBCSN AM Show (Re-Air)3-9 p.m. ETOlympic Channel
Track & Field, Cycling (Road), Table Tennis, Wheelchair Tennis (Live)9 p.m. – 3 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com

Thursday, September 2

EventTimeChannel
Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Cycling (Road) (Live)3-9 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
NBCSN AM Show3-9 p.m. ETOlympic Channel
Track & Field, Canoe/Kayak, Cycling (Road), Wheelchair Tennis (Live)9 p.m.-3 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com

Friday, September 3

EventTimeChannel
Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Goalball (Live)3-9 a.m. ETNBCSN and NBCOlympics.com
Track & Field, Canoe/Kayak, Cycling (Road), Wheelchair Tennis (Live)9 p.m.-3 a.m. ETNBCSN and NBCOlympics.com
NBCSN AM Show (Re-air)3-9 p.m. ETOlympic Channel (Re-Air)
Track & Field, Wheelchair Tennis, Canoe/Kayak, Sitting Volleyball (Live)10 p.m.-3 a.m.NBCOlympics.com and NBCSN

Saturday, September 4

EventTimeChannel
Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Sitting Volleyball (Live)3-9 a.m. ETNBCOlympics.com NBCSN
Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Gold (Live)7-8:45 a.m. ET
NBCSN, NBCOlympics.com, Peacock
Marathon (Live)5:30-9:30 p.m. ETPeacock, Olympic Channel, NBCOlympics.com
NBC Primetime Coverage8-9 p.m.NBC, Peacock
Women’s Sitting Volleyball Final9-11p.m. ETPeacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBCSN
Wheelchair Basketball, Sitting Volleyball (Live)9 p.m.-3 a.m. ETNBCSN, NBCOlympics.com
Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Gold (Live)11:15 p.m. – 1 a.m. ETPeacock, NBCSN, NBCOlympics.com

Sunday, September 5

EventTimeChannel
Closing Ceremony (Live)7-9a.m. ETNBCSN
NBC Primetime Show (Taped)7-9 p.m. NBC

How to Watch the Tokyo Paralympics?

The NBC family of networks will be the exclusive home of all the games and events at this year’s Paralympics.

All live coverage will be available to stream on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, with select coverage on Peacock. Cord cutters have more ways than ever with the most popular streaming services carrying the events. 

  • AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what NBC channel is available in your area with an antenna.
  • Locast: Viewers in over 30 markets can watch their local NBC affiliate for free with Locast
  • fuboTV has NBC, NBCSN, and Olympic Channel covered with the fuboTV Family plan for $65/month. NHL Network is available for an additional $11 per month.
  • Hulu with Live also carries NBC, and NBCSN for $65/month.
  • AT&T TV includes NBC, NBCSN, and Olympic Channel in its Ultimate package for $95/month.
  • YouTube TV includes NBC, NBCSN, and Olympic Channel with a $65/month subscription
  • Sling TV includes NBC and NBCSN in their Sling Blue package for $35/month. Sling is also offering the Olympic Channel for free for Sling Blue subscribers through September 5.