The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are finally happening, the event that brings athletes from all walks of life to represent their countries on the world’s stage. And sure, it arrives a full year later than expected, but the coronavirus threw the whole world for a loop this past year. So, while everyone is getting back up to speed and athletes continue to qualify for their gold medal runs, we bet you’ve got questions about what to expect during The 2020 Tokyo Olympics. And lucky for you, we’ve got answers.

 

When are The 2020 Tokyo Olympics? 

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics actually has several starts. The opening ceremony will take place on Friday, July 23, whereas some Olympic competition starts beforehand. Soccer and softball have games on July 21 and 22; archery and rowing have preliminaries on July 23. But the vast majority of events start after the opening ceremony.

 

Will any Olympic events be live?

As in some previous Olympics, a few events will be held in the morning in Tokyo so that U.S. fans can watch them in the evening. Swimmers will own a lot of that evening spotlight, with several finals scheduled to run live in prime time in the United States.

 

How can I watch The 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

In the United States, NBCUniversal has Olympic fans covered with more than 7,000 hours of coverage planned on NBCSN, USA, Telemundo, Universo, CNBC, Olympic Channel, Golf Channel, and, of course, NBC.

The games will span more than 20 days, as coverage kicks off before the opening ceremony. The softball and soccer tournaments both start well before The Olympic cauldron will be lit, and the games will be televised.

 

Date Sport Event Time (EDT) Network
7/23/2021 Archery Archery Mixed Team Prelims
Mixed Team Prelims 1/8
8:30 PM  
7/24/2021 Archery Mixed Team Quarters, Semis, Final
Teams TBD
1:15 AM  
7/24/2021 Archery Women’s Team Prelims
N/A
8:30 PM  
7/25/2021 Archery Women’s Team Quarters, Semis, Final
Teams TBD
12:45 AM  
7/25/2021 Archery Men’s Team Prelims
N/A
8:30 PM  
7/26/2021 Archery Men’s Team Quarters, Semis, Final
Teams TBD
12:45 AM  
7/26/2021 Archery Men’s/Women’s Individual Prelims
Individual Prelims 1/32-1/16
8:30 PM  
7/27/2021 Archery Men’s/Women’s Individual Prelims
Individual Prelims 1/32-1/16
3:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Archery Men’s/Women’s Individual Prelims
Individual Prelims 1/32-1/16
8:30 PM  
7/28/2021 Archery Men’s/Women’s Individual Prelims
Individual Prelims 1/32-1/16
3:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Archery Men’s/Women’s Individual Prelims
Individual Prelims 1/32-1/16
8:30 PM  
7/29/2021 Archery Men’s/Women’s Individual Prelims
Individual Prelims 1/32-1/16
3:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Archery Women’s Individual Prelims
Individual Prelims 1/8
8:30 PM  
7/30/2021 Archery Women’s Quarters, Semis, Finals
TBD
1:45 AM  
7/30/2021 Archery Men’s Individual Prelims
Individual Prelims 1/8
8:30 PM  
7/31/2021 Archery Men’s Ind Quarters, Semis, Finals
TBD
1:45 AM  
8/2/2021 Artistic Swimming Duet – Free Routine
(Prelim)
6:30 AM  
8/3/2021 Artistic Swimming Duet – Technical Routine
(Prelim)
6:30 AM  
8/4/2021 Artistic Swimming Duet – Free Routine
(Final)
6:30 AM  
8/6/2021 Artistic Swimming Team – Technical Routine
(Prelim)
6:30 AM  
8/7/2021 Artistic Swimming Artistic
Team – Free Routine
(Final)
6:30 AM  
7/23/2021 Badminton Session 1 Group Play
Court 1
8:00 PM  
7/23/2021 Badminton Session 1 Group Play
Court 2
8:00 PM  
7/23/2021 Badminton Session 1 Group Play
Court 3
8:00 PM  
7/24/2021 Badminton Session 2 Group Play
Court 1
5:00 AM  
7/24/2021 Badminton Session 2 Group Play
Court 2
5:00 AM  
7/24/2021 Badminton Session 2 Group Play
Court 3
5:00 AM  
7/24/2021 Badminton Session 3 Group Play
Court 1
9:00 PM  
7/24/2021 Badminton Session 3 Group Play
Court 2
9:00 PM  
7/24/2021 Badminton Session 3 Group Play
Court 3
9:00 PM  
7/25/2021 Badminton Session 4 Group Play
Court 1
5:00 AM  
7/25/2021 Badminton Session 4 Group Play
Court 2
5:00 AM  
7/25/2021 Badminton Session 4 Group Play
Court 3
5:00 AM  
7/25/2021 Badminton Session 5 Group Play
Court 1
9:00 PM  
7/25/2021 Badminton Session 5 Group Play
Court 2
9:00 PM  
7/25/2021 Badminton Session 5 Group Play
Court 3
9:00 PM  
7/26/2021 Badminton Session 6 Group Play
Court 1
5:00 AM  
7/26/2021 Badminton Session 6 Group Play
Court 2
5:00 AM  
7/26/2021 Badminton Session 6 Group Play
Court 3
5:00 AM  
7/26/2021 Badminton Session 7 Group Play
Court 1
9:00 PM  
7/26/2021 Badminton Session 7 Group Play
Court 2
9:00 PM  
7/26/2021 Badminton Session 7 Group Play
Court 3
9:00 PM  
7/27/2021 Badminton Session 8 Group Play
Court 1
5:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Badminton Session 8 Group Play
Court 2
5:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Badminton Session 8 Group Play
Court 3
5:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Badminton Mx Doubles QF, W Singles Group
Matchups TBD
8:00 PM  
7/27/2021 Badminton Mx Doubles QF, W Singles Group
Matchups TBD
8:00 PM  
7/27/2021 Badminton Mx Doubles QF, W Singles Group
Matchups TBD
8:00 PM  
7/28/2021 Badminton Men’s Singles Group Play
Matchups TBD
5:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Badminton Men’s Singles Group Play
Matchups TBD
5:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Badminton Men’s Singles Group Play
Matchups TBD
5:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Badminton Mx Doubles SF, M Dbls QF, more
Matchups TBD
8:00 PM  
7/28/2021 Badminton Mx Doubles SF, M Dbls QF, more
Matchups TBD
8:00 PM  
7/28/2021 Badminton Mx Doubles SF, M Dbls QF, more
Matchups TBD
8:00 PM  
7/29/2021 Badminton W Doubles QFs, M Singles Rof16
Matchups TBD
4:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Badminton W Doubles QFs, M Singles Rof16
Matchups TBD
4:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Badminton W Doubles QFs, M Singles Rof16
Matchups TBD
4:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Badminton W Doubles QFs, M Singles Rof16
Matchups TBD
8:00 PM  
7/30/2021 Badminton Mixed Doubles Gold Match, more
Matchups TBD
2:30 AM  
7/30/2021 Badminton W Doubles SFs & M Singles QFs
Matchups TBD
8:00 PM  
7/31/2021 Badminton M Doubles Finals, W Singles SF
Matchups TBD
5:00 AM  
8/1/2021 Badminton Men’s Singles Semifinals
Matchups TBD
12:00 AM  
8/1/2021 Badminton W Singles Gold/Bronze Matches
Matchups TBD
7:30 AM  
8/2/2021 Badminton W Doubles Gold/Bronze Matches
Matchups TBD
12:00 AM  
8/2/2021 Badminton M Singles Gold/Bronze Matches
Matchups TBD
7:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Baseball Opening Round, Game 1
Teams TBD
11:00 PM  
7/29/2021 Baseball Opening Round, Game 2
Teams TBD
6:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Baseball Opening Round, Game 3
Teams TBD
11:00 PM  
7/30/2021 Baseball Opening Round, Game 4
Teams TBD
6:00 AM  
7/30/2021 Baseball Opening Round, Game 5
Teams TBD
11:00 PM  
7/31/2021 Baseball Opening Round, Game 6
Teams TBD
6:00 AM  
7/31/2021 Baseball Knockout Stage, Game 1
Teams TBD
11:00 PM  
8/1/2021 Baseball Knockout Stage, Game 2
Teams TBD
6:00 AM  
8/1/2021 Baseball Knockout Stage, Game 3
Teams TBD
11:00 PM  
8/2/2021 Baseball Knockout Stage, Game 4
Teams TBD
6:00 AM  
8/3/2021 Baseball Knockout Stage, Game 5
Teams TBD
6:00 AM  
8/3/2021 Baseball Knockout Stage, Game 6
Teams TBD
11:00 PM  
8/4/2021 Baseball Knockout Stage, Game 7
Teams TBD
6:00 AM  
8/5/2021 Baseball Knockout Stage, Game 8
Teams TBD
6:00 AM  
8/6/2021 Baseball Bronze Medal Game
Teams TBD
11:00 PM  
8/7/2021 Baseball Gold Medal Game
Teams TBD
6:00 AM  
7/24/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group A
Iran vs TBD
9:00 PM  
7/25/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group B
Teams TBD
12:40 AM  
7/25/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group B
Australia vs Nigeria
4:20 AM  
7/25/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group A
France vs USA
8:00 AM  
7/25/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group A
South Korea vs Spain
9:00 PM  
7/26/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group C
Argentina vs TBD
12:40 AM  
7/26/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim, Game 2
Serbia vs Canada
4:20 AM  
7/26/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group C
Japan vs Spain
8:00 AM  
7/26/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group B
Japan vs France
9:00 PM  
7/27/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group B
Nigeria vs USA
12:40 AM  
7/27/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group C
Australia vs Belgium
4:20 AM  
7/27/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group C
Puerto Rico vs China
8:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group B
Nigeria vs TBD
9:00 PM  
7/28/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group A
USA vs Iran
12:40 AM  
7/28/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group B
TBD vs Australia
4:20 AM  
7/28/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group A
TBD vs France
8:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group A
Canada vs South Korea
9:00 PM  
7/29/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group C
TBD vs Japan
12:40 AM  
7/29/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group A
Spain vs Serbia
4:20 AM  
7/29/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group C
Spain vs Argentina
8:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group C
Belgium vs Puerto Rico
9:00 PM  
7/30/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group B
USA vs Japan
12:40 AM  
7/30/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group B
France vs Nigeria
4:20 AM  
7/30/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group C
China vs Australia
8:00 AM  
7/30/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group A
Islamic Rep. of Iran vs France
9:00 PM  
7/31/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group B
TBD vs Nigeria
12:40 AM  
7/31/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group B
Australia vs TBD
4:20 AM  
7/31/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group A
USA vs TBD
8:00 AM  
7/31/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group A
Canada vs Spain
9:00 PM  
8/1/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group C
Argentina vs Japan
12:40 AM  
8/1/2021 Basketball Men’s Prelim Group C
Spain vs TBD
4:20 AM  
8/1/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group A
South Korea vs Serbia
8:00 AM  
8/1/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group B
Nigeria vs Japan
9:00 PM  
8/2/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group B
France vs USA
12:40 AM  
8/2/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group C
China vs Belgium
4:20 AM  
8/2/2021 Basketball Women’s Prelim Group C
Australia vs Puerto Rico
8:00 AM  
8/2/2021 Basketball Men’s Quarterfinal 1
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
8/3/2021 Basketball Men’s Quarterfinal 2
Teams TBD
12:40 AM  
8/3/2021 Basketball Men’s Quarterfinal 3
Teams TBD
4:20 AM  
8/3/2021 Basketball Men’s Quarterfinal 4
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
8/3/2021 Basketball Women’s Quarterfinal 1
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
8/4/2021 Basketball Women’s Quarterfinal 2
Teams TBD
12:40 AM  
8/4/2021 Basketball Women’s Quarterfinal 3
Teams TBD
4:20 AM  
8/4/2021 Basketball Women’s Quarterfinal 4
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
8/5/2021 Basketball Men’s Semifinal 1
Teams TBD
12:15 AM  
8/5/2021 Basketball Men’s Semifinal 2
Teams TBD
7:00 AM  
8/6/2021 Basketball Women’s Semifinal 1
Teams TBD
12:40 AM  
8/6/2021 Basketball Women’s Semifinal 2
Teams TBD
7:00 AM  
8/6/2021 Basketball Men’s Gold Medal Game
Teams TBD
10:30 PM  
8/7/2021 Basketball Women’s Bronze Medal Game
Teams TBD
3:00 AM  
8/7/2021 Basketball Men’s Bronze Medal Game
Teams TBD
7:00 AM  
8/7/2021 Basketball Women’s Gold Medal Game
Teams TBD
10:30 PM  
7/23/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 1, 4 Games
9:15 PM  
7/24/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 2, 4 Games
1:00 AM  
7/24/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 3, 4 Games
4:30 AM  
7/24/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 4, 4 Games
8:00 AM  
7/24/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 5, 4 Games
9:15 PM  
7/25/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 6, 4 Games
1:00 AM  
7/25/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 7, 4 Games
4:30 AM  
7/25/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 8, 4 Games
8:00 AM  
7/25/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 9, 4 Games
9:15 PM  
7/26/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 10, 4 Games
1:00 AM  
7/26/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 11, 4 Games
4:30 AM  
7/26/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 12, 4 Games
8:00 AM  
7/27/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 13, 4 Games
12:30 AM  
7/27/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Pool Play
Session 14, 4 Games
4:00 AM  
7/27/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Quarterfinals
4 Games
7:30 AM  
7/28/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Semifinals
4 Games
4:00 AM  
7/28/2021 3×3 Basketball Men’s/Women’s Medal Games
Gold and Bronze Medal Game
7:45 AM  
7/23/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 PM  
7/23/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match 1
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
7/23/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match 1
Teams TBD
10:00 PM  
7/23/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
11:00 PM  
7/24/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
2:00 AM  
7/24/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match 1
Teams TBD
3:00 AM  
7/24/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
4:00 AM  
7/24/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
7:00 AM  
7/24/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
7/24/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 AM  
7/24/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 PM  
7/24/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
7/24/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
10:00 PM  
7/24/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
11:00 PM  
7/25/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
2:00 AM  
7/25/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
3:00 AM  
7/25/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
4:00 AM  
7/25/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
7:00 AM  
7/25/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
7/25/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 AM  
7/25/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 PM  
7/25/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
7/25/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
10:00 PM  
7/25/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
11:00 PM  
7/26/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
2:00 AM  
7/26/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
3:00 AM  
7/26/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
4:00 AM  
7/26/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
7:00 AM  
7/26/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
7/26/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 AM  
7/26/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 PM  
7/26/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
7/26/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
10:00 PM  
7/26/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
11:00 PM  
7/27/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
2:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
3:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
4:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
7:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 PM  
7/27/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
7/27/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
10:00 PM  
7/28/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
2:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
3:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
4:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
7:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 PM  
7/28/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
7/28/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
10:00 PM  
7/29/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
2:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
3:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
4:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
7:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 PM  
7/29/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
7/29/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
10:00 PM  
7/30/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
2:00 AM  
7/30/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
3:00 AM  
7/30/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
4:00 AM  
7/30/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
7:00 AM  
7/30/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
7/30/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 AM  
7/30/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
8:00 PM  
7/30/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
7/30/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
10:00 PM  
7/31/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
2:00 AM  
7/31/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Prelim, Match TBD
Teams TBD
3:00 AM  
7/31/2021 Beach Volleyball M/W Lucky Loser, Match 1
Teams TBD
4:00 AM  
7/31/2021 Beach Volleyball M/W Lucky Loser, Match 2
Teams TBD
7:00 AM  
7/31/2021 Beach Volleyball M/W Lucky Loser, Match 3
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
7/31/2021 Beach Volleyball M/W Lucky Loser, Match 4
Teams TBD
9:00 AM  
7/31/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 1
Teams TBD
8:00 PM  
7/31/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 2
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
8/1/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 3
Teams TBD
12:00 AM  
8/1/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 4
Teams TBD
1:00 AM  
8/1/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 5
Teams TBD
4:00 AM  
8/1/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 6
Teams TBD
5:00 AM  
8/1/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 7
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
8/1/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 8
Teams TBD
9:00 AM  
8/1/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 9
Teams TBD
8:00 PM  
8/1/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 10
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
8/2/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 11
Teams TBD
12:00 AM  
8/2/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 12
Teams TBD
1:00 AM  
8/2/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 13
Teams TBD
4:00 AM  
8/2/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 14
Teams TBD
5:00 AM  
8/2/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 15
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
8/2/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women R16, Match 16
Teams TBD
9:00 AM  
8/2/2021 Beach Volleyball Women’s Quarterfinal Match 1
Teams TBD
8:00 PM  
8/2/2021 Beach Volleyball Women’s Quarterfinal Match 2
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
8/3/2021 Beach Volleyball Women’s Quarterfinal Match 3
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
8/3/2021 Beach Volleyball Women’s Quarterfinal Match 4
Teams TBD
9:00 AM  
8/3/2021 Beach Volleyball Men’s Quarterfinal 1
TBD vs. TBD
8:00 PM  
8/3/2021 Beach Volleyball Men’s Quarterfinal 2
TBD vs. TBD
9:00 PM  
8/4/2021 Beach Volleyball Men’s Quarterfinal 3
TBD vs. TBD
8:00 AM  
8/4/2021 Beach Volleyball Men’s Quarterfinal 4
Teams TBD
9:00 AM  
8/4/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Semis, Match 1
Teams TBD
8:00 PM  
8/4/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Semis, Match 2
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
8/5/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Semis, Match 3
Teams TBD
8:00 AM  
8/5/2021 Beach Volleyball Men/Women Semis, Match 4
Teams TBD
9:00 AM  
8/5/2021 Beach Volleyball Women’s Bronze Medal Match
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
8/5/2021 Beach Volleyball Women’s Gold Medal Match
Teams TBD
10:30 PM  
8/6/2021 Beach Volleyball Men’s Bronze Medal Match
Teams TBD
9:00 PM  
8/6/2021 Beach Volleyball Men’s Gold Medal Match
Teams TBD
10:30 PM  
7/23/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (4 Classes)
M Heavy, W Feather, more
10:00 PM  
7/24/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (4 Classes)
M Heavy, W Feather, more
4:00 AM  
7/24/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (4 Classes)
M Super Heavy, W Fly, more
10:00 PM  
7/25/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (4 Classes)
M Super Heavy, W Fly, more
4:00 AM  
7/25/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (3 Classes)
M Welter, W Feather, more
10:00 PM  
7/26/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (3 Classes)
M Welter, W Feather, more
4:00 AM  
7/26/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (3 Classes)
M Light Heavy, W Welter, more
10:00 PM  
7/27/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (3 Classes)
M Light Heavy, W Welter, more
4:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (4 Classes)
W Feather, M Fly, more
10:00 PM  
7/28/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (4 Classes)
W Feather, M Fly, more
4:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Boxing Round of 16 (3 Classes)
M Middle, W Fly, more
10:00 PM  
7/29/2021 Boxing Round of 16 (3 Classes)
M Middle, W Fly, more
4:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (5 Classes)
M Heavy, W Welter, more
10:00 PM  
7/30/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (5 Classes)
M Heavy, W Welter, more
4:00 AM  
7/30/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (4 Classes)
W Feather, M Fly, more
10:00 PM  
7/31/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (4 Classes)
W Feather, M Fly, more
4:00 AM  
7/31/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (6 Classes)
M Welter, W Fly, more
10:00 PM  
8/1/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (6 Classes)
M Welter, W Fly, more
4:00 AM  
8/2/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (6 Classes)
W Feather (Final), M Heavy, more
10:00 PM  
8/3/2021 Boxing Various Rounds (6 Classes)
M Welter (Final), W Light, more
4:00 AM  
8/4/2021 Boxing Medal Rounds (4 Classes)
M Light Heavy (Final), W Fly, mo
1:00 AM  
8/5/2021 Boxing Medal Rounds (4 Classes)
M Feather (Final), W Light, more
1:00 AM  
8/6/2021 Boxing Medal Rounds (3 Classes)
M Heavy (Final), W Middle, more
1:00 AM  
8/7/2021 Boxing Gold Medal Bouts (4 Classes)
M Fly/Middle, W Fly/Welter
1:00 AM  
8/8/2021 Boxing Gold Medal Bouts (4 Classes)
M Light/SH, W Light/Middle
1:00 AM  
7/25/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Slalom
Men’s C-1, Women’s K-1
Heats
12:00 AM  
7/26/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Slalom
Men’s C-1
Semifinal & Final
1:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Slalom
Women’s K-1
Semifinal & Final
1:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Slalom
Men’s K-1, Women’s C-1
Heats
1:00 AM  
7/29/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Slalom
Women’s C-1
Semifinal & Final
1:00 AM  
7/30/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Slalom
Men’s K-1
Semifinal & Final
1:00 AM  
8/1/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Sprint
W K-1 200m, M C-2 1000m, more
Heats & Quarterfinals
8:30 PM  
8/2/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Sprint
W K-1 200m, M K-1 1000m, more
Semifinals
8:30 PM  
8/2/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Sprint
W K-1 200m, M C-2 1000m, more
Finals
10:30 PM  
8/3/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Sprint
W C-1 200m, M K-2 1000m, more
Heats & Quarterfinals
8:30 PM  
8/4/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Sprint
W C-1 200m, W K-1 500m, more
Semifinals
8:30 PM  
8/4/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Sprint
W C-1 200m, M K-1 200m, more
FInals
10:20 PM  
8/5/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Sprint
M/W K-4 500m, more
Heats & Quarterfinals
8:30 PM  
8/6/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Sprint
M/W K-4 500m, M C-1 1000m, more
Semifinals
8:30 PM  
8/6/2021 Canoe/Kayak Canoe/Kayak – Sprint
M/W K-4 500m, W C-2 500m, more
Finals
10:15 PM  
7/23/2021 Cycling Cycling – Road
Road Race
Men’s Event
10:00 PM  
7/25/2021 Cycling Cycling – Road
Road Race
Women’s Event
12:00 AM  
7/26/2021 Cycling Cycling – Mountain Bike
Cross-Country
Men’s Event
2:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Cycling Cycling – Mountain Bike
Cross-Country
Women’s Event
2:00 AM  
7/27/2021 Cycling Cycling – Road
Time Trial
Women’s Event
10:30 PM  
7/28/2021 Cycling Cycling – Road
Time Trial
Men’s Event
1:00 AM  
7/28/2021 Cycling Cycling – BMX Racing
BMX Racing
M/W Quarterfinals
9:00 PM  
7/29/2021 Cycling Cycling – BMX Racing
BMX Racing
Men’s & Women’s Semis, Finals
9:00 PM  
7/30/2021 Cycling Cycling – BMX Freestyle
BMX Freestyle Park
Men’s & Women’s Seeding Runs
9:10 PM  
7/31/2021 Cycling Cycling – BMX Freestyle
BMX Freestyle Park
Men’s & Women’s Finals
9:10 PM  
8/2/2021 Cycling Cycling – Track
Women’s Team Sprint Finals, more
Qualifying, 1st Round & Finals
2:30 AM  
8/3/2021 Cycling Cycling – Track
Women’s Team Pursuit Finals, more
Qualifying, 1st Rounds & Finals
2:30 AM  
8/4/2021 Cycling Cycling – Track
Men’s Team Pursuit Finals, more
Qualifying, 1st Rounds & Finals
2:30 AM  
8/5/2021 Cycling Cycling – Track
Women’s Keirin Final, more
2nd/3rd Rnds, QFs, Final & more
2:30 AM  
8/6/2021 Cycling Cycling – Track
Women’s Madison Final, more
Qualifying, 1st Rnds, Semis, Finals
2:30 AM  
8/7/2021 Cycling Cycling – Track
Men’s Madison Final, more
1st/2nd Rnds, QFs, Final
2:30 AM  
8/7/2021 Cycling Cycling – Track
Women’s Omnium, more
2nd/3rd Rnds, SFs, Final & Pts R
9:00 PM  
7/25/2021 Diving Women’s Synchro 3m Springboard
Final
2:00 AM  

 

How many medals will the U.S. get?

The medals table is always a crapshoot since the number of events changes and Russian athletes are competing as independents. However, in 2016, the United States dominated with 46 gold medals, far clear of Great Britain’s 27 golds. And, in the total medal count, the United States had 121 medals, far better than China’s 70.

With the United States expected to be competitive in new sports like surfing, baseball, and softball, it would be a massive upset if the United States didn’t finish on top of both tables.

 

What does the basketball tournament look like? 

The men’s and women’s tournaments look the same, and they’re both a little strange. Just 12 teams will play in The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, broken into three groups of four. 

The top two teams in each group qualify for the quarterfinals; two of the three third-place teams will qualify for the quarterfinals. From there, it becomes a standard knockout tournament. Winners move on, losers go home or play for bronze. The United States qualified for both tournaments and is the favorite in both tournaments. 

 

When is the opening ceremony? What is the time difference?

The opening ceremony will take place on Friday, July 23, at 7 a.m. Eastern time and 4 a.m. Pacific. The official commencement of The 2020 Tokyo Olympics games will be shown in primetime on NBC on tape delay. Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of New York City and 10 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

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Who are the big U.S. Olympians to watch?

Forget the numbers (finally); let’s talk about athletes. Simone Biles will be doing crazy stunts; she hasn’t finished lower than first place in a gymnastics meet since 2013. Megan Rapinoe will lead a dominant U.S. women’s soccer team. Diana Taurasi, 39, will go for a fifth basketball gold medal. NBA stars Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, and James Harden will play for the United States. Steph Curry, Donovan Mitchell, and LeBron James will not play. 

 

What have been the big stories so far?

MEET THESE NEW U.S. OLYMPIANS AS TOKYO GAMES ADD SPORTS

REFUGEE TEAM OF 29 ATHLETES PICKED FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS

Fastest 800m of 2021 comes down to final kick in Monaco

CHASING GOLD WITH THE FIRST U.S. OLYMPIC WOMEN’S SKATEBOARDING TEAM

SIMONE BILES ISN’T THE ONLY GYMNAST LOOKING TO RETURN TO THE OLYMPICS, MEET WHO ELSE

US Olympics Skateboarding Team Unveiled, Rolling Toward Tokyo

Simone Biles Reveals The Uplifiting Reason For The Goat On Her Leotard

 

What are the new Olympic events?

For the first time, there will be skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing, and karate. So basically, if you have any interest in a sport, you’ll find something to watch.

 

How much money is involved in The 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

The competitions and the medals are what the games are all about for fans. But The Tokyo 2020 Olympics happen because of money, and where there’s money, there’s a will to play. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were supposed to cost Japan about $16 billion in preparation fees. The cost estimates ballooned to about $25 billion in 2020. Then the coronavirus pandemic caused a one-year delay, and some estimates say the games will cost Japan up to $36 billion. By contrast, the Las Vegas Raiders’ new stadium cost a mere $2 billion.

The only way for Japan to get any payoff is to play this summer. Even if there aren’t fans in the stands, The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will rake in money, with NBCUniversal alone paying $1.45 billion to broadcast the games. TV rights alone are expected to bring in about $8 billion, and don’t forget about sponsorships; they’re worth billions more. 

 

How is Japan doing with coronavirus?

In Japan, there was a lot of nervous hand-wringing in May as coronavirus cases spiked. But the country’s numbers have plummeted, with Japan now reporting daily new case numbers akin to what the state of Florida reports every day, and Florida doesn’t have capacity limits on sporting events. (Or anything else, for that matter.) Japan is on pace to have more than 25% of its population vaccinated before the games kick-off.

 

Could The Tokyo 2020 Olympics be canceled again?

It’s extremely unlikely. Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said in late June he would not rule out holding The 2020 Tokyo Olympics without spectators if the capital was under a state of emergency for COVID-19.

“In the event a state of emergency was declared, then we can’t rule out not having spectators,” he told reporters during a tour of vaccination sites in Tokyo.

Pointedly, Suga did not mention delaying or canceling the games. So The Toky 2020 Olympics will go on, and we’ll all get to watch on TV, which was basically the plan all along.

 

How can I learn more about the countries competing?

By checking out our series about movies from various corners of the world!

Japanese Cinema 101: Kurosawa, Ozu, Mizoguchi, and More

Italian Cinema 101: Rossellini, Fellini, Benigni and Beyond

French Cinema 101: Godard, Truffaut, Buñuel and Beyond

Indian Cinema 101: The Work of Satyajit Ray

 

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