How to watch Track and Field Athletics at Paralympics 2020 and live stream online

Wheelchair racers competing at the Paralympic games
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With 167 gold medals to be won across 30 different disability classifications, athletics is one of the biggest sports in the Tokyo 2020 program. To find out how to watch the track and field at Paralympics 2020 and find a free live stream of all the action wherever you are, keep reading.

Live stream track and field athletics at 2020 Paralympics

Dates: Friday, August 27 - Sunday, September 5

Venue: Tokyo Olympic Stadium 

FREE live streams: Peacock TV (US) | All4 (UK) | 7Plus (AUS) | CBC (Can) | TVNZ (NZ)

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On the track, two of the world's fastest male and female Paralympians, Petrucio Ferreira (BRA) and Omara Durand (Cub), will be going for gold in the T47 and T11 100m respectively. But the world's fastest blind man, David Brown (USA), will want a share of the limelight, as he aims to defend his T11 100m Paralympic title.

Looking to the field, German long jumper Markus Rehm will attempt to extend his own T64 long jump world record, whilst Greece is sending the only father and son duo to Tokyo 2020. Leontios Stefanidis will compete in the F20 shotput before his father, Lazaros, competes in the F33 shotput later in the week.

Find out how to catch all of this action and so much more with our how to watch track and field athletics at Paralympics 2020 guide. This page will have details of free live streams of the athletics action from Tokyo 2020.

For a full track and field athletics schedule go to the official Paralympic website.

Free Paralympics track and field athletics live stream

Those living in the UK have some of the most extensive FREE Paralympic coverage on Channel 4, with More4 dedicated to team sports. All of this coverage will also be available on Channel 4's free online streaming service, All4, so you can watch on your Android or IOS device.

Aussie viewers have a similar scenario, with Channel 7 and 7plus online showing free coverage of the Paralympics. Even viewers in the US can watch some Paralympic sport for free without cable on NBC's streaming service PeacockTV.

We have further information about worldwide Paralympics streams below.

How to watch your Paralympics live stream when abroad

Whether it is free or paid for, most countries are offering some sort of coverage of the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. However, if you're out of the country and can't access your usual coverage because of a geo-block or other restrictions, we've got you covered.

All you need to do is download and install a VPN  to your laptop, phone, tablet, or whichever device you are trying to watch on. Using a VPN will trick your device into thinking it is in a different country so that you can enjoy your usual streaming service safely from any region. 

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In just three basic steps you can get up and running with a VPN...

1. Download and install a VPN - our recommended choice is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location

3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream - so if you're from the US or UK, just head to Peacock or All 4 respectively

David Brown of the USA running at the Paralympic Games

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FREE Paralympics athletics live stream in the UK

Channels 4's Paralympic microsite

Channel 4 is set to provide its most ambitious coverage of the Paralympics yet - and it's all FREE. Over 300 hours of round-the-clock Paralympic coverage is to be shown on Channel 4, including a breakfast show, live sport from Tokyo, and highlights.

For a dedicated live stream of the track and field athletics, you can head to Channels 4's Paralympic microsite where coverage of the Paralympic sport will be streamed. If you need to watch on the go or stream online, just go to All 4 online or the All4 app where you can watch over 1,000 hours of Paralympic coverage, including the track and field athletics, for free.

The All 4 app is available on both Android and IOS devices. And the streaming service can be used with Chromecast, PS4, Xbox one, YouView, Roku, Samsung, Amazon Fire, FreeviewPlay, Now TV, Sky, and Virgin Media.

If you're planning a last minute summer get away don't worry, remember to download and install a VPN to access all the Channel 4 coverage from abroad.

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How to watch 2020 Paralympics track and field in the US with and without cable

NBC's streaming service Peacock

In America, NBC has the rights to the 2020 Paralympic coverage and you'll need a cable set up to watch it, so if you've already got a cable contract, this is the coverage for you. 

If you find yourself without cable, NBC's streaming service Peacock is one alternative. The free tier of the online streaming service will be showing all the marathon action from the roads of Toyko, but that's about it when it comes to athletics events.

You can watch Peacock on your IOS and Android devices, as well as Fire TV Sticks and a whole lot more.

Watch Paralympics track and field athletics without cable

To watch the NBC coverage without a cable subscription, cord-cutter Sling TV is a great alternative. The $35 a month Sling Blue package includes NBC and NBCSN, which are covering a whole host of Paralympic action - including the track and field athletics. At the time of writing this, you can get your first month for just $10.

FuboTV is another alternative to cable. This cord-cutter streaming service carries a lot more channels and there's a free 7-day trial available now. However, it's usually a bit pricier, starting at $64.99 a month. 

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How to watch Paralympics track and field in Canada


In Canada, the streaming rights for the 2020 Paralympics have been split between CBC, TSN and Sportsnet.

CBC is to air more than 120 hours of Paralympic coverage, making it our top pick for viewers in Canada. The coverage is set to be the best Canada has ever seen so it should be easier than ever to follow all the action. Or you can stream track and field athletics on CBC's online streaming service CBC Gem. The standalone streaming service costs just CA$4.99 a month but make use of the 1-month FREE trial to see if the service is for you.

Cord-cutter Sportsnet is also offering some Paralympic coverage but it'll cost you CA$20 a month to watch. It's a similar story with TSN Direct, which comes in at CA$19.99 a month.

If you find yourself out of the country during the games, remember using a VPN lets you access your favorite local streaming services whilst abroad. 

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How to live stream track and field at the Paralympics for FREE in Australia


FREE Paralympic coverage is available in Australia on Channel 7 and its online 7Plus streaming service.

The Aussies are providing free live coverage from 10am-10pm of the Paralympic action in Tokyo. There are also 16 live sports available to stream on 7Plus, including a free live stream of the track and field athletics action from Tokyo.

Not in Australia? Use a VPN when you’re away from home to catch all the Paralympic coverage from your local provider. 

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How to watch Paralympic track and field athletics in New Zealand

TVNZ OnDemand

New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ and its TVNZ OnDemand streaming service, are providing extensive coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics for free. 

All of the Kiwi moments from Tokyo will be shown from lunchtime to 1am daily on Duke, and highlights will be shown across TVNZ, Duke and TVNZ OnDemand. 

Other 2020 Paralympics broadcasters around the world

The Paralympics have grown in popularity from one Paralympics to the next, so it will come as no surprise to you that this year's coverage will be some of the best yet. Most countries will have some coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, whether this is free or paid for. 

There is a dedicated page on the Paralympic website with an extensive list of all the channels covering the Games if you aren’t in one of the countries mentioned above.