The opening of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23, 2021
The Olympic Games kicked off
Softball will be the first sport to compete for the Tokyo Olympics. The game will kick off at the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium at 9 a.m. Japan time on July 21, 2021, two days before the opening ceremony. On the same day, the first round of football will also start. The rowing preliminaries and the archery ranking competition will be held on July 23 on the day of the opening ceremony. The first Olympic gold event-women's 10-meter air rifle shooting will be held at 8:30 in the morning on July 24. On the same day, there will also be six other events: archery, road cycling, fencing, judo, taekwondo and weightlifting. A total of 11 projects will be awarded medals on that day.
Urban movement takes the stage
Urban sports is an exciting new highlight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The men's and women's 3×3 basketball game will start on July 24, the day after the opening ceremony. Each time slot of the day will include men's and women's competitions. Throughout the Olympic Games, urban sports events will be held in Qinghai and Ariake regions. The skateboard street competition will be held on July 25th and 26th, followed by the freestyle BMX competition on July 31st and August 1st. The skate park competition will be held on August 4th and 5th, while the rock climbing competition will be held from August 3rd to 6th.
Weekends full of schedule reflect the best gender equality in the Olympics
"Super Saturday" on July 31st and "Golden Sunday" on August 1st attracted the attention of sports fans all over the world, because in these two days, medals of many events will find their own. A total of 21 medal competitions will be held on "Super Saturday", including the judo mixed team competition, the triathlon mixed relay race and the multi-directional UFO shooting mixed team competition that appeared in the Olympics for the first time. These events will help make the Tokyo Olympics a reality. The most gender equal Olympic Games in history. The men's football quarter-finals will also be held on the same day: the four matches will be played in four different regions of Japan. The "Golden Sunday" after "Super Saturday" will start 25 medal competitions, including the men's 100m finals, men's and women's gymnastics finals, and tennis men's singles finals. "Golden Sunday" is also the last day of the fencing competition. The men's team foil and other events will be determined. The swimming competition will also come to an end on the day, when the swimming stadium will produce five gold medals. That weekend full of schedules will undoubtedly become an impressive highlight of the Olympic Games.
The second half of the climax
The second half of the Olympic Games starting on July 30 will include the semi-finals and finals of wrestling, karate and other team events. Track and field competitions will also continue to be held at the Olympic Stadium, the main venue of the Tokyo Olympics. Outside of the morning session on July 30 and 31, the track and field finals opportunities will be staged at various times. Among them, the men's and women's 4 x 100m relay finals will be held on the evening of August 6.
On the day before the closing ceremony of the Olympics, on August 7, another "Super Saturday" will usher in the finals of at least 34 events, which is the highest number of individual competition days during the Olympics. The most watched events of the day included men’s basketball finals, men’s football finals, women’s marathon finals, baseball finals, men’s volleyball finals, artistic gymnastics individual all-around finals, and synchronized swimming team free choice finals. August 8th will be the last day of the Olympic Games, and the men’s marathon will be held in Sapporo, Hokkaido. The men's water polo final at 4:30 in the afternoon will be the last medal match.
The award ceremony of the women's marathon will be held at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games, which is the first time in Olympic history. The women’s marathon and men’s marathon award ceremonies are held together in an unprecedented way, which will make the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics even more memorable for athletes and audiences.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee has made thorough consideration when formulating the schedule, including the experience and well-being of athletes, technical rules, relevant regulations of different international federations, global TV audiences, popularity of various sports in Japan, gender equality, and degree of implementation. Many other aspects are under consideration.
Tokyo Olympics schedule: