Ways to safely follow this year’s summer of sport

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With last summer’s sporting schedule wiped out by the coronavirus outbreak and resulting lockdowns across, the hopes are for better times ahead. Organisers pushed back The 2020 European Championships football tournament by 12 months, as was the Tokyo Olympic Games. 2020’s loss is 2021’s gain, and sports fans can now look forward to a spectacular summer of sport.

After being locked out of stadiums for more than a year, millions will be eager to get back to watching their favourite teams and athletes. Experts believe fans will return to arenas across Europe, including Wembley Stadium in London. Millions more will be watching the play from sports bars, on big screens in fan zones and supporters clubs while making predictions using online gambling sites and mobile apps.

No one will miss out

The hope of the sports-loving population is a return to something approaching normality this summer. The dangers of coronavirus remain real, however. With many citizens reluctant to leave the safety of their home while others are still shielding, plans are in place to ensure no one misses the action.

2021 will be the summer of sport but, for some, it will be the summer of watching sport at home or in their gardens. In this article, we look at some of the ways modern technology allows us to follow the coming months’ significant events. 

With events such as the Euro 2020 final, Tokyo Olympics, Grand National at Aintree, Grand Slam tennis and golf Majors, it’s time to get prepared.

Television – old reliable

The most popular way to watch Euro 2020 – played between June and July – will be on television. Every match from the opening group game to the final at the home of English football will be broadcast live on TV. Coverage includes all the build-up to fixtures, and highlight shows every evening.

The leading satellite TV challenges screen the games, but you can follow many on free-to-view channels. Euro 2020 is a celebration of football. There is no host nation; games spread out across the continent. The aim is to bring the stars of European football to the people. That includes TV audiences watching at home worldwide.

Get yourself comfy on the sofa or, weather permitting, set-up in the garden. Switch on your television and be transported to the thick of the lively Euro 2020 crowd. Share the passion of the support, the celebration of players and the tension of managers.

Live streams – modern and effective

The modern way to watch sports, including the Olympic Games in Tokyo, is through a live stream. No supporters will be permitted to visit the Tokyo Games from overseas, which puts pressure on live broadcasters to cover every event in detail. The summer Olympics was in danger of being cancelled, but after being postponed for a year, sports fans prepare for one of the most important Olympics in history.

Every event will be available to view online through a live streaming service. Watch live streams on your desktop computer at home or when moving using a smartphone or tablet. You won’t miss the events you’ve been looking forward to, including the 100m sprint final and relay races. 

Modern live streams are much better than they used to be. With a reliable Wi-Fi connection, there is no buffering or loading to disrupt your viewing pleasure. The streams are HD quality with expert commentary, updated scoreboards, clear sound and stylish camera angles. If you haven’t watched a sports event using a live stream before, you should give it a try.

Betting sites – watch for free

The leading sports betting apps allow customers to watch live sports events for free. Included are the standout horse races of the season. Get up close and personal to the jockeys at the Grand National, jumping every fence and cheering your selections to the finish line. 

If you have made a bet on the outcome of a sports event, you are entitled to watch the live-action at no extra charge. This feature is available on desktop computers, but it’s used more commonly on mobile apps. Alongside the action is live and updated betting odds. 

Get your TV, laptop or smartphone and be part of the celebrations.