2021 Olympics: how to broadcast them from abroad

The Olympics are a huge international sporting event, athletes of many nationalities compete against each other in exciting competitions. Without a doubt, it is an event that any self-respecting sports fan does not want to miss, perhaps even to cheer on our colors. But, as those who live abroad already know, it is not always easy to see the races..

Indeed, the rights are not always managed in the same way, so sometimes the races are not available in clear. In addition, given the very dense calendar of the event, each country and each television channel favors competitions which put their athletes to the advantage. Finally, the commentary is obviously not in our language and that, for some, can lose a little of the charm and the pathos of certain races.

In this article, we’ll look at all the ways to see the Olympic competitions on Italian channels. Indeed, by legal constraint, in Italy, certain sporting events including the Olympics must be broadcast in clear. Traditionally, this is our public service, so RAI broadcasts all matches of the Tokyo 2021 Olympics.

Methods for broadcasting the 2021 Olympics abroad

Methods for broadcasting the 2021 Olympics abroad

As anyone who is used to going abroad will have noticed, if you log into the Rai Play site, the service informs us that it is not available outside our borders (message: RAI holds the rights to broadcast the content exclusively for connections from Italy).

This all happens because it detects that the IP address you are connected from is not Italian. It is a typical territorial block.

Provide an Italian IP address while browsing the site is the only way to deceive the service and use a VPN turns out to be the best way to do it. A Virtual Private Network makes it possible, by virtue of its architecture, to bypass territorial blockages.

The best free methods

The races, as we said, will be shown on Rai channels, here are the updated links to watch overseas (unfortunately they are not very reliable). They go through a free proxy service.

We have also devoted a beloved article to how to view Rai channels abroad.

Obviously, service managers quickly understood the tips, as a result, the proxies often stop working and the IP addresses of free VPN service servers like Hola VPN are blocked.

Likewise, Kodi KLTV handy addon no longer works which made it easy to see Italian channels abroad.

So, to this day, if you want to be sure that you can see Italian channels abroad, better to turn to VPNs.

The best paid ways to see the Olympics outside of Italy

The situation changes completely if you invest a modest amount in a good paid VPN service.. These services guarantee fast Italian servers with often renewed IP addresses in order to allow access to Italian sites and services normally not available abroad.

In fact, it would be very annoying to be interrupted while watching a race, for buffering (loading) issues or even worse because the server IP has been blocked. These are all things that anyone who chooses a good VPN service should not be concerned about.

In case of unlikely problems with RaiPlay, it may be worth trying with RSI as well; The public service of Italian Switzerland should have the rights to the 2021 Olympics even if it has not yet published the schedules. It should therefore allow you to follow the commented races in our language. Obviously, to see the RSI channels (LA1 and LA2) from the portal, you need to connect to the Swiss server of the VPN service you have chosen.

So to summarize, connect to the VPN service of your choice and:

  • connect to the Italian server then access the direct from RaiPlay (Rai 1 HD, RAI 2 HD, RAI 3 HD, RAI Sport 1, Rai Sport 2);
  • connect to the Swiss server, then access the RSI site (LA1 and LA2).

The best services that we show you in this list are the ones that, according to our tests, turned out to have excellent italian waiters which are not detected by the portals:

1. Express VPN

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This is another very high quality VPN service. It offers a ton of servers and is considered the best way to get around territorial blocks. In addition, they are proud to allowaccess to all Italian services from abroad. Express VPN offers a very high degree of security combined with excellent performance. You can find out more by reading our Express VPN review.

2. CyberGhost VPN

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This is a true high end VPN service. It is a little more expensive than the average but the value for money is very high. It offers many servers all very fast, maximum security, and in our testing it was also one of the best when it comes to customer support. In addition, it is simple to use and fully translated into our language. You can find out more by checking out our popular CyberGhost review.

3.Private VPN

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This VPN service is also top of the range. All of this translates into an obsessive attention to security, in many excellent broadband servers scattered around the world. Private VPN is a great solution to bypass territorial blocks and view Italian channels without a problem. We therefore invite you to consult our review dedicated to PrivateVPN.

Finally, we invite you to check out our in-depth analysis on the best VPN services to see Italian channels abroad.

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