How to Watch the ‘2020 Youth Winter Olympic Games’ Online

By Gabriela Vatu / January 9, 2020

The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games are just around the corner and we’re excited to see these young athletes take on the challenges in their paths and become the best in their sport. We’re planning on watching the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics online and think you should do the same.

The Youth Olympic Games are much newer than the regular Olympic Games, having been introduced back in 2010 when the first summer games took place, followed by the winter edition in 2012.

Also known as the III Winter Youth Olympic Games, this year’s events will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland. The previous event, in 2016, was held in Lillehammer, Norway.

The idea of an Olympic event for younger athletes was introduced back in 1998, but the approval was only given in 2007. The participants are placed in three age groups - 14-15 years, 16-17 years, and 17-18 years.

When and Where to Watch the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games?

This year’s Winter Youth Olympic Games are kicking off on January 9th and will carry on through January 22nd. The event will be televised by the Olympic Channel.

What Sports Are Included in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games?

There are currently 8 sports featured in the Winter Youth Olympic Games, as well as 16 disciplines. In total, there are going to be 81 events, with 13 mixed team events, 34 men’s events and 34 women’s events. It will be the first time when ski mountaineering and women’s Nordic combined will be present in an Olympic game.

Here are the sports included in the event:

Who is Participating in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games?

This year, there’s a total of 1783 athletes from 79 nations qualified for the event, which sets a record for any edition of Winter Youth Olympics. Switzerland has the most athletes in the competition, with 111 of them competing across all events. Russia has 106 competitors, while Germany has 90 of them.

Albania, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Haiti, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turkmenistan are on their first participation in the Winter Youth Olympic Games, although Haiti, Qatar, and Turkmenistan are on their first participation to a Winter Olympic of any sort.

How Can I Watch the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games Online?

Nowadays it's easier than ever to watch TV online because there are so many platforms created specifically for this job. The Olympic Channel is pretty easy to watch online because there are quite a few services that feature the network. One of the best ways you can enjoy watching the Olympic Channel is fuboTV, which is a single bundle service that enables people to watch a ton of sports networks, including this one. Start your 7-day free trial on fuboTV now!

It's super easy to watch fuboTV on your devices because there are apps created for most platforms, including iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and more. (Note: fuboTV is a service that only works in the United States, so if you're going to access it when you're traveling outside of the country you're going to need a VPN to help you reach the platform. Click here to learn more about what you should do.)

Here's how you can sign up for fuboTV so you can start watching the Olympic Channel:

Other Ways to Watch the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Sling TV - Another platform on our list is Sling TV which is a highly customizable service. There are three bundles available to subscribe to here, namely Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue. Your choice will influence the number of devices you can watch content on, with Orange subscribers getting access to a single stream, Blue subscribers getting access to three simultaneous streams, and Orange + Blue subscribers getting access to four of them. Start your Sling TV subscription by saving money on your first month. If you're looking for the Olympic Channel, you should know that you will find it over in the Sports Extra bundle that goes with the Blue or Orange + Blue bundles, and it will cost you an additional $10 per month. There are a lot of other channel packs you can get, as well as plenty of premium networks, so you'll have a better experience with Sling TV.

Hulu - Another service that features the Olympic Channel is Hulu, which has a live TV service that features dozens of networks. There are also several channel packs available if you want more content, as well as premium networks that you can add to your subscription. Start your Hulu live TV subscription with a 7-day free trial! It's also pretty cool that when you subscribe to the Hulu live TV service you also get access to the on-demand library they've been building for a long time.

How Can I Watch the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games When Traveling Outside of the United States?

When you travel the world, you need to be aware of the fact that live TV platforms and streaming services from the United States are geo-blocked so you won't be able to access any of the content when you have crossed the border. This happens because there are licensing deals in place that prevent these companies from allowing content to be streamed outside of the United States.

This can be quite annoying, but it's something that happens everywhere because the networks have to be able to make money from other nations, as well by selling content with similar deals. The geoblockade is tied directly to your IP address which means that you can change it with the help of a VPN in order to bypass the situation entirely.

We can recommend you use a tool such as ExpressVPN, which comes with thousands of servers all over the world including the United States.

Here's how you can use ExpressVPN to start watching the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games:

Can I Watch the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics on the Network’s Website?

The Olympic channel is also home to a live stream that you can access rather easily. In fact, in order to do this, you simply need to log in to an account by using credentials from your TV provider. The TV provider can be a live TV service or a cable company. If you are outside of the United States, you can still access the Olympic Channel live stream, so you’re good to go.

How Can I Watch the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics Across the World?

Regardless of which channel has the broadcast rights, you will be able to watch the Winter Youth Olympic Games on the Olympic Channel website for free. You won’t need any type of account to enjoy the live stream, so you simply have to visit their site and tap the Play button.

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