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How to Watch 19 Filipino Olympians Compete in Tokyo Olympics

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Sports fans in the Philippines will have plenty of options to watch the 19 Filipino Olympians participate in the international multi-sport event, including on free-to-air TV and online streaming. POC photo.

(UPDATED as of August 3) Here’s how to watch 19 Filipino Olympians compete in 12 events at the Tokyo Olympics starting July 23, 2021.

Filipinos can show their support for the 19-strong Philippine delegation vying for the coveted country’s first Olympic gold medal by watching the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo from the comfort of their own homes.

Filipino athletes in the quadrennial games include pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnast Carlos Yulo, boxers Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam, Irish Magno and Eumir Felix Marcial, skateboarder Margielyn Didal, taekwondo jin Kurt Barbosa, rower Cris Nievarez, weightlifters Hidilyn Diaz and Elreen Ando, shooter Jayson Valdez, and Judo champion Kiyomi Watanabe.

Sprinter Kristina Knott, golfers Juvic Pagunsan, Yuka Saso, and Bianca Pagdanganan, and swimmers Luke Michael Gebbie and Remedy Alexis Rule complete the country’s delegation for the Summer Games in Japan.

The Tokyo Olympics, featuring a record 33 competitions and 339 events held across 42 competition venues in Japan, kicks off from July 23 and will run until August 8, 2021.

Here are ways to watch the Tokyo Olympics from your home in the Philippines:

Watch the Olympics live on free to air via TV5 and One Sports

TV5 and One Sports+ on Cignal TV will also dedicate a significant amount of their daily hours to broadcast the events, with Cignal opening up two exclusive channels dedicated to broadcast the games.

Stream the 2020 Tokyo Olympics online

Sports fans can tune in to the Olympics online through the Cignal Play website or download the app which will broadcast live updates to its subscribers with exclusive content not available on the TV broadcast.

Smart mobile

Smart subscribers may also access the complete coverage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 via gigafest.smart.

PLDT stream

In addition, PLDT will offer 10 channels dedicated to the Olympics to select Triple Play subscribers.

Team Philippines’ Events Schedule at the Tokyo Olympics:

Here is the full competition schedule for Team Philippines in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. All times are Philippine Standard Time (PST), one hour earlier than Tokyo Time.


Ernest John “EJ” Obiena (Athletics – men’s pole vault)

  • Saturday, Jul. 31, 8:40 a.m., qualifying (Top 14)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 3, 6:20 p.m., final (Qualified, Top 11 OVERALL)

Kristina Knott (Athletics – women’s 200m)

  • Monday, Aug. 2, 9:30 a.m., heats (END)


Nesthy Petecio (Boxing – women’s featherweight)

  • Saturday, Jul. 24, round of 32 (WIN)
  • Monday, Jul. 26, round of 16 (Qualified, WIN)
  • Wednesday, Jul. 28, quarterfinal (Qualified, WIN)
  • Saturday, Jul. 31, semifinal (Qualified, WIN)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 3, 12 p.m., final (Qualified, SILVER)

Irish Magno (Boxing – women’s flyweight)

  • Sunday, Jul. 25, round of 32 (WIN)
  • Thursday, Jul. 29, round of 16, 1:24 p.m. (Qualified, END)

Eumir Marcial (Boxing – men’s middleweight)

  • Monday, July. 26, round of 32 (Outright slot to next round as AIBA No. 4)
  • Thursday, Jul. 29, round of 16 (Qualified, WIN)
  • Sunday, Aug. 1, quarterfinal (Qualified, WIN)
  • Thursday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m., semifinal
  • Saturday, Aug. 7, 1:45 p.m., final

Carlo Paalam (Boxing – men’s flyweight)

  • Monday, Jul. 26, round of 32 (WIN)
  • Saturday, Jul. 31, round of 16 (Qualified, WIN)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 3, quarterfinal (Qualified, WIN)
  • Thursday, Aug. 5, 1:30 p.m., semifinal (Qualified)
  • Saturday, Aug. 7, 1:00 p.m., final


Juvic Pagunsan (Men’s golf)

  • Thursday, Jul. 29-Sunday, Aug. 1 (55th OVERALL)

Bianca Pagdanganan (Women’s golf)

  • Wednesday, Aug. 4-Saturday, Aug. 7

Yuka Saso (Women’s golf)

  • Wednesday, Aug. 4-Saturday, Aug. 7


Carlos Edriel Yulo (Gymnastics – Artistic)

  • Saturday, Jul. 24, 6:30 p.m., qualifying (6th place Vault)
  • Monday, Aug. 2, 5:30 p.m., final (Qualified for Vault Final, 4th OVERALL)


Kiyomi Watanabe (Judo – women’s -63kg)

  • Tuesday, Jul. 27, 10 a.m., eliminations (END)


Cris Nievarez (Rowing – men’s single sculls)

  • Friday, Jul. 23, 7:30 a.m., heats (3rd place)
  • Sunday, Jul. 26, 8:40 a.m., quarterfinal (Qualified)
  • July 27, 7:30 a.m. Semifinals C/D (5th in Group C/D)
  • July 30, 7:35 a.m. Final D (23rd Overall)


Jayson Valdez (Shooting – men’s air rifle 10m)

  • Sunday, Jul. 25, 12 p.m., qualifying (END)


Margielyn Didal (Skateboard – women’s street)

  • Monday, Jul. 26, 8 a.m., prelims heats (7th Overall)
  • Monday, Jul. 26, 11:25 a.m., final (Qualified, 7th OVERALL)


Remedy Rule (Swimming – women’s 100m, 200m butterfly)

  • Saturday, Jul. 24, 6:28 p.m., 100m heat 2 (Top 2, END)
  • Tuesday, Jul. 27, 6:31 p.m., 200m heats (15th place)
  • Wednesday, Jul. 28, 9:55 a.m., 200m semifinal (Qualified, 15th OVERALL)

Luke Gebbie (Swimming – men’s 50m and 100m freestyle)

100m freestyle

  • Tuesday, Jul. 27, 6:33 p.m., heats (New PH Record, END)

50m freestyle

  • Friday, Jul. 30, 6 p.m., heats (1st in heat, 23rd OVERALL)


Kurt Barbosa (Taekwondo – men’s -58kg)

  • Saturday, Jul. 24, 9:25 a.m., round of 16 (END)


Hidilyn Diaz (Weightlifting – women’s 55kg)

  • Monday, Jul. 26, 6:50 p.m. (GOLD, 2 OLYMPIC RECORDS)

Elreen Ando (Weightlifting – women’s 64kg)

  • Tuesday, Jul. 27, Group A – 6:50 p.m. (END)

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