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How to watch Commonwealth Games 2018 online free

Events like the Winter Olympics might be over but there's still plenty of sport to enjoy in 2018. The Commonwealth Games kick off on 4 April and here's how you can watch all the action online for free.

Commonwealth Games 2018 dates

The Commonwealth Games will take place between 4-15 April and will be held across the Gold Coast Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville in Australia.

This year more than 6,500 athletes will compete from 71 nations and there will be 18 sports and seven para-sports. View the full schedule here.

Beach Volleyball, Para Triathlon and Women’s Rugby Sevens will make their Commonwealth Games debuts. This year there is also an equal number of men's and women's medals.

You can watch on the BBC Sport website and app as well the BBC iPlayer with coverage on BBC One. There's also the option to listen on Radio 5 live and follow text updates online.

If you want to use these BBC services outside the UK you'll need a VPN to do so. Check out our guide to the best VPNs so you can browse and stream like you're in the UK. 

A particularly good option is Nord VPN, which you can look at here.

How to watch online for free

It all begins with the opening ceremony which starts at 10am BST in the UK. Then you can watch all the sport over the following days. Due to the time difference, most coverage starts at 11pm BST.

It's easy to watch a live stream online for free if you live in the UK because the BBC is hosting coverage.

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