How To Watch Canada’s Rugby 7s Teams at The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

All you need to know about streaming and when Canada’s Men’s and Women’s 7s teams are in action

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics begins this week! Here’s how to watch Canada’s Rugby 7s teams in action.

Rugby 7s is featuring at its second Summer Olympic Games after its inaugural appearance at Rio in 2016.

Canada’s Women’s 7s team famously came home with the bronze medal five years ago – can they win gold this time around? They face France, Fiji and Brazil in Pool B.

Meanwhile, Canada’s Men’s 7s side is making its Olympic debut in Japan after missing out on qualifying for Rio.

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Co-captain and BC resident Nathan Hirayama (UVIC and Richmond RFC) will lead Canada’s athletes into the Olympics alongside basketball veteran Miranda Ayim at Friday’s Opening Ceremony, after the duo were selected as the nation’s flag bearers.

Canada’s Men’s 7s side face Great Britain, defending champions Fiji and hosts Japan in Pool B of their competition.

Canada's Women's 7s Team Olympics

How Can I Watch The Olympics In Canada?

There will be nearly 3,800 hours of Olympic action televised and streamed in Canada when the Tokyo 2020 Games kick off on Friday July 23, 2021 and closes three weeks later on August 8, 2021.

CBC Canada is offering its coverage for free on its streaming platforms, including CBC Gem, CBC.ca and the CBC Olympics app. CBC will also be providing live television and radio coverage throughout the Games.

Watch live coverage on CBC’s website

Get CBC’s full Tokyo 2020 Olympics streaming schedule

Alternatively, TSN and Sportsnet will host live coverage of selected events on their networks. Visit TSN or Sportsnet for details on pricing.

Canada's Men's 7s Team Olympics

When Is The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony?

You can watch the official Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 3:30am PT.

When Is The Rugby 7s Taking Place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

The Rugby 7s Olympic competitions take place at the Tokyo Stadium between July 26-31, 2021 . The men’s event is first up, followed by the women’s event.

See below for Canada’s 7s Fixtures, Dates and Times (PT):

Canada’s Men’s 7s in Tokyo

Pool Matches:

Great Britain vs. Canada – Sunday, July 25 at 5:30pm

Fiji vs. Canada – Monday, July 26 at 1:00am

Canada vs. Japan – Monday, July 26 at 5:00pm.

Next Stages:

Placing 9-12 – Tuesday, July 27 at 12:30am and 1:00am

Placing 5-8 – Tuesday, July 27 at 6:00pm and 6:30pm.

Quarter Finals – Tuesday, July 27 at 1:30am-3:00am

Semi-finals – Tuesday, July 27 at 7:00pm-7:30pm


Place 11-12 – Tuesday, July 27 at 5:00pm

Place 9-10 – Tuesday, July 27 at 5:30pm

Place 7-8 – Wednesday, July 28 at 12:30am

Place 5-6 – Wednesday, July 28 at 1:00am

Bronze Medal Match – Wednesday, July 28 at 1:30am

Gold Medal Match – Wednesday, July 28 at 2:00am

Canada’s Women’s 7s in Tokyo

Pool Matches

Canada vs. Brazil – Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30pm

Canada vs. Fiji – Thursday, July 29 at 12:30am

Canada vs. France – Thursday, July 29 at 5:30pm

Next Stages:

Placing 9-12 – Friday, July 30 at 12:30am and 1:00am

Placing 5-8 – Friday, July 30 at 6:00pm and 6:30pm

Quarter-finals – Friday, July 30 at 1:30am-3:00am

Semi-Finals – Friday, July 30 at 7:00pm and 7:30pm


Place 11-12 – Friday, July 30 at 5:00pm

Place 9-10 – Friday, July 30 at 5:30pm

Place 7-8 – Saturday, July 31 at 12:30am

Place 5-6 – Saturday, July 31 at 1:00am

Bronze Medal Match – Saturday, July 31 at 1:30am

Gold Medal Match – Saturday, July 31 at 2:00am.

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