Live Stream Rio 2016 Team Sports from Anywhere

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Because of geographical restrictions, live streaming the Rio 2016 Olympics might not be possible in your region unless you use a website access VPN.

How to Watch Using the Best Website Access VPN

While the free version of Hotspot Shield allows you to surf the web using a US IP address, Hotspot Shield Elite gives you to access more than 20 virtual locations for a small fee, which means more ways for you to live stream the games.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to enjoy live streaming your favorite team sports at the 2016 Rio Olympics using Hotspot Shield Elite.

  1. Get Hotspot Shield VPN and upgrade to Elite – Install the Hotspot Shield VPN software on your Windows, Mac, Android and iOS device and upgrade to Elite. Then you can access blocked content not just from the US, but from more than 20 virtual locations in the world.FREE-DOWNLOAD-button-Hotspot-Shield-all-devices
  1. Choose one from the list of websites provided – Select a website that you are most comfortable live streaming the games with. Take note of the schedule for the games so you won’t miss any of the events.

Team Sports at the Olympics

Below are team sport medal events that will take place at the 2016 Summer Olympics this year.

Event Number of participants Date
Rugby Sevens 12 teams for men

12 teams for women

August 6-11
Football 16 teams for men

12 teams for women

August 6-20
Field Hockey 12 teams for men

12 teams for women

August 6-19
Basketball 12 teams for men

12 teams for women

August 6-21
Volleyball 12 teams for men (indoor volleyball)

12 teams for women (indoor volleyball)

12 teams for men (beach volleyball)

12 teams for women (beach volleyball)

August 6-21
Handball 12 teams for men

12 teams for women

August 6-21
Water polo 12 teams for men

8 teams for women

August 6-21
Rowing 69 teams August 6-13
Tennis 172 participants (3 doubles events) August 6-14
Table Tennis 172 participants (2 team events) August 6-17
Equestrian 43 teams (3 team events) August 7-19
Badminton 72 participants (3 team events) August 11-20

Watching Team Sports Events at the Olympics

Here is a list of websites where you can live stream the games:

Location Broadcaster Price
US NBC Requires subscription
UK BBC Free (requires TV licence)
FR France Televisions

Canal+

Free

Free

CA CBC Sports Free
DK DR

TV2

Free

Free

SE TV3 Free
DE ARD Free
NL NOS Free
RU C1R

Russia 1

Free

Free

BR Rede Globo Free
SP RTVE Free
CH CCTV Free
MX Canal 22 Free
CZ CT Free
AU PLUS7 Free (requires postcode)
HK TVB Free
IE RTE Free
TR FOX Free
UA 1TV Free


Do note that you might not be able to access the live stream of the Olympics on these websites because of geographical restrictions. You can still get around this though. All you have to do is install
Hotspot Shield on your device and upgrade to Elite.

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