TVNZ announces Toni Street will be heading its free-to-air coverage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Publish Date
Friday, 25 June 2021, 2:33AM

Get ready, get set for extensive free-to-air coverage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on TVNZ 1!

From 23 July until 8 August, TVNZ 1's regular schedule will be taken over with coverage of our New Zealand athletes competing in Japan.

TVNZ 1's coverage will commence at lunchtime (12.30pm weekdays, 12pm weekends) and finish at 2am, with a break each evening for 1 NEWS at Six and Seven Sharp.

Earlier starts will be accommodated to follow Kiwi triathletes and marathon runners in competition.

Most of the coverage will be live, but where there is a schedule clash with two or more Kiwi athletes competing at the same time, TVNZ 1 will follow one event live and the others delayed ensuring all Kiwi athletes are featured and celebrated.

During periods where there are no New Zealand athletes competing, TVNZ 1 will turn to select coverage of international events of note. Replayed and highlights coverage will also feature on 1 where relevant.

We are very proud our very own Toni Street will be welcoming viewers to TVNZ 1 each day, with a family-focused afternoon broadcast.

Scotty Stevenson will then take over for the evening's proceedings.

Joining them in studio will be former track and field Olympian, Sarah Cowley Ross. While Kimberlee Downs, Chris Chang, Guy Heveldt and Rapaera Tawhai will be travelling to Japan to report live from Tokyo.