Olympic Rings in front of the Tokyo New National Stadium (Kasumigaoka - Shinjuku)

Tokyo 2020 (2021) Olympic Games Schedule

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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:

Olympic Sports Competition Days Finals Days Venues
Aquatics: Artistic Swimming August 2-3 and 6 August 4 and 7 Tokyo Aquatics Center (Tokyo Bay)
Aquatics: Diving July 30 and 31 and August 2, 4, and 6 July 25-28 and August 1, 3, 5 and 7 Tokyo Aquatics Center (Tokyo Bay)
Aquatics: Marathon Swimming / August 4 and 5 Odaiba Marine Park (Tokyo Bay)
Aquatics: Swimming July 24 July 25-August 1 Tokyo Aquatics Center (Tokyo Bay)
Aquatics: Water-polo July 24-August 6 August 7 and 8 Tatsumi Water Polo Center (Tokyo Bay)
Archery July 23 and July 27-29 July 24-26, July 30-31 Yumenoshima Park Archery Field (Tokyo Bay)
Athletics: Track & Field / July 30–August 8 Olympic Stadium (Central Tokyo)
Athletics: Marathon / August 7 and 8 Sapporo Odori Park (Sapporo)
Athletics: Race Walk / August 5 and 6 Sapporo Odori Park (Sapporo)
Badminton July 24-July 29 July 30-August 2 Musashino Forest Sport Plaza (Western Tokyo)
Baseball July 28-August 5 August 7 Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium and Yokohama Stadium
Basketball July 25-August 6 August 7 and 8 Saitama Super Arena (Northern Tokyo)
Basketball 3x3 July 24-July 27 July 28 Aomi Urban Sports Park (Tokyo Bay)
Beach 🏖 Volleyball July 24-August 5 August 6 and 7 Shiokaze Park (Tokyo Bay)
Boxing July 24-August 1 August 3-8 Kokugikan Arena (Central Tokyo)
Canoe Slalom July 25 and 28 July 26, 27, 29 and 30 Kasai Canoe Slalom Center (Tokyo Bay)
Canoe Sprint August 2, 4 and 6 August 3, 5 and 7 Sea Forest Waterway (Tokyo Bay)
Cycling: BMX Freestyle and Racing July 29 and 31 July 30 and August 1 Ariake Urban Sports Park (Tokyo Bay)
Cycling: Moutain Bike 🚲 / July 26 and 27 Izu MTB Course (Shizuoka)
Cycling: Road / July 24, 25 and 28 Musashinonomori Park (Western Tokyo) and Fuji 🗻 International Speedway (Shizuoka)
Cycling: Track / August 2-8 Izu Velodrome (Shizuoka)
Equestrian (dressage, eventing and jumping) July 24, 25 and July 30, 31 and August 1, 3 and 6 July 27-28 and August 2, 4 and 7 Equestrian Park and Sea-Forest Cross Country Course (Western Tokyo)
Fencing / July 24-August 1 Makuhari Messe (Tokyo Bay)
Football (Soccer) July 21-22, 24-25, 27-28 and 30-31; August 2 and 3 August 5-7 Olympic Stadium, Tokyo Stadium, Sapporo Dome and Saitama, Miyagi, Ibaraki Kashima and Yokohama Stadiums
Golf July 29-31 and August 4 to 6 August 1 and 7 Kasumigaseki Country Club (Kawagoe)
Gymnastics: Artistic July 24 and 25 July 26-29 and August 1-3 Ariake Gymnastics Centre (Tokyo Bay)
Gymnastics: Rhythmic August 6 August 7 and 8 Ariake Gymnastics Centre (Tokyo Bay)
Gymnastics: Trampoline / July 30 and 31 Ariake Gymnastics Centre (Tokyo Bay)
Handball July 24-August 6 August 7 and 8 Yoyogi National Stadium (Central Tokyo)
Hockey July 24-August 4 August 5 and 6 Oi Hockey Stadium (Tokyo Bay)
Judo / July 24-31 Nippon Budokan (Central Tokyo)
Karate / August 5-7 Nippon Budokan (Central Tokyo)
Modern Pentathlon August 5 August 6 and 7 Tokyo Stadium and Musashino Forest Sport Plaza (Western Tokyo)
Rowing July 23-July 26 July 27-July 30 Sea Forest Waterway (Tokyo Bay)
Rugby Sevens July 26-27 and July 29-30 July 28 and 31 Tokyo Stadium (Central Tokyo)
Sailing July 25-30 July 31 - August 4 Enoshima Yacht Harbour (Enoshima)
Shooting (rifle & pistol and shotgun) July 28 and August 1 July 24-27 and 29-31, and August 2 Asaka Shooting Range (Western Tokyo)
Skateboarding (Street and Park) / July 25-26 and August 4-5 Ariake Urban Sports Park (Tokyo Bay)
Softball July 21-24 and July 24 to 26 July 27 Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium
Sport Climbing August 3 and 4 August 5 and 6 Aomi Urban Sports Park (Tokyo Bay)
Surfing July 25-27 July 28 Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach (Chiba, Pacific Coast)
Table Tennis July 24-25 and 27-28; August 1-4 July 26 and 29-30 and August 5-6 Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
Taekwondo / July 24-27 Makuhari Messe (Tokyo Bay)
Tennis July 24-29 July 30-August 1 Ariake Tennis Park (Tokyo Bay)
Triathlon / July 25-27 and 31 Odaiba Marine Park (Tokyo Bay)
Volleyball July 24-August 6 August 7 and 8 Ariake Arena (Tokyo Bay)
Weightlifting / July 24-28 and July 31 to August 4 Tokyo International Forum (Central Tokyo)
Wrestling August 1 August 2-7 Makuhari Messe (Tokyo Bay)

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.

Updated on July 23, 2021 Le calendrier des JO 2020 (en 2021) de Tokyo