Tokyo 2020 (2021) Olympic Games Schedule
The Tokyo Olympic stadium designed by architect Kengo Kuma was achieved on 2019, November 19 and stands in Kasumigaoka, in Shinjuku area. This new stadium is ready to receive the 60,000 spectators who will attend the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games 🏅 opening and ending ceremonies, on 2021, July 23 and August 8. The stadium will be the Olympic venue for the athletics (from July 30) and soccer (finals on August 7) competitions.
In April 2019, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) unveiled a quite heavy competition program for the
2020 2021 Tokyo Olympics, with a record-breaking number of 339 sport events for 33 types of sports. Five new sports were introduced among the Olympic sports: baseball / softball, skateboard, surfing, sport climbing, and karate. They idea stemmed from the Japanese organization’s wish to promote sports keeping up with their time and attracting a younger, more dynamic public.
The first softball and soccer competitions will begin two days before the official start of the Olympics, on 2021, July 21. Among the most important days of finals, August first weekend will see a "super Saturday", on July 31, with the awarding of 21 gold medals; then on August 1, the "golden Sunday", with 26 events to take place and award medals. Finally, on August 7, will see the final’s day for 30 sports.
Below is a schedule overview of the Tokyo Olympics postponed in 2021 for men and women competitions, as well as the venue for each of them:
The schedule may change due to weather conditions, especially for Sailing and Surfing events for which the wind is paramount. Latest updates can be checked on the Olympics Official Website.
For those who wish to attend some of the events in Japan, it is possible to buy tickets from the Authorised Ticket Resellers (ATR) in foreign countries, such as cosport in the United States, or travel.teamgblive in Great Britain. However, the Japanese government and the IOC announced on 2021, March 10 that Tokyo Olympics, postponed by a year to summer 2021 due to the Coronavirus 🦠 pandemic, will take place without overseas spectators.
As for Japanese residents, they had a chance to win tickets during two sessions of a National Lottery (in May 2019 and in November 2019). The results of the second lottery have been published on 2019, December 18. On 2021, July 8, in the wake of the new state of emergency declared in the capital, the olympics are to be staged behind closed doors, without public. Tickets owners will be refunded later.
It will be possible to live stream the competitions thanks to The Olympic Channel, a streaming television service operated by the International Olympic Committee. Traditional broadcasting networks and televisions, like Eurosport or NBC will also cover the Olympics.