Tokyo Olympics 2020 schedule: Day-by-day events, dates, times and venues

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 schedule: Day-by-day events, dates, times and venues

The Tokyo Olympics got under way on Friday 23 July with the opening ceremony at the purpose-built New National Stadium.

No fans were allowed inside the stadium for the ceremony other than the International Olympic Committee’s VIP guests, and the same will apply for all venues during the two weeks of the Games other than those outside Tokyo, where some spectators will be accepted.

The 2020 Olympics were meant to begin 364 days earlier but were postponed due to the global pandemic. Despite widespread opposition in Japan and Tokyo’s current state of emergency due to rising cases, the IOC has forged ahead.

Some events began before the opening ceremony, such as the football and softball tournaments, meaning the action really started on Wednesday 21 July. The Games concludes with the closing ceremony on Sunday 8 August.

Olympics day 5

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Schedules

Full swimming schedule

Full athletics schedule

Women’s gymnastics schedule – when is Simone Biles performing?

Men’s gymnastics schedule – when is Max Whitlock performing?

Skateboarding – when is Sky Brown performing?

Full football schedule

Selected dates

All times BST (local time +8 hrs)

Opening ceremony: Friday 23 July, 12pm

Dina Asher-Smith, 100m final: Saturday 31 July, 1.30pm

Simone Biles, floor final: Monday 2 August, 9am

Laura Kenny, team pursuit final: Tuesday 3 August, 8-9am

Sky Brown, skateboard park final: Wednesday 4 August, 1-5am

Closing ceremony: Sunday 8 July, 12pm

Full Olympics schedule

🏓= events

🥇= medal events

SCHEDULE

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Total medals

Event

Discipline

21 July

22 July

23 July

24 July

25 July

26 July

27 July

28 July

29 July

30 July

31 July

1 August

2 August

3 August

4 August

5 August

6 August

7 August

8 August

Ceremonies

Opening ceremony

Closing ceremony

Archery

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

5

Artistic swimming

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🏓

🥇x1

2

Athletics

🥇x2

🥇x3

🥇x5

🥇x5

🥇x6

🥇x5

🥇x7

🥇x7

🥇x7

🥇x1

48

Badminton

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x2

5

Baseball

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

1

Basketball

Basketball

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

2

Basketball

3x3 basketball

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x2

2

Boxing

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x2

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x4

🥇x4

13

Canoeing

Slalom

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

4

Canoeing

Sprint

🏓

🥇x4

🏓

🥇x4

🏓

🥇x4

12

Cycling

Road cycling

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x2

4

Cycling

Track cycling

🥇x1

🥇x2

🥇x1

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x1

🥇x3

12

Cycling

BMX

🏓

🥇x2

🏓

🥇x2

4

Cycling

Mountain biking

🥇x1

🥇x1

2

Diving

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🏓

🥇x1

🏓

🥇x1

🏓

🥇x1

8

Equestrian

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x2

🏓

🥇x1

🏓

🥇x1

6

Fencing

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

12

Field hockey

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

2

Football

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

2

Golf

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

2

Gymnastics

Artistic

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x4

🥇x3

🥇x3

EG

14

Gymnastics

Rhythmic

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

2

Gymnastics

Trampolining

🥇x1

🥇x1

2

Handball

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

2

Judo

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x1

15

Karate

🥇x3

🥇x3

🥇x2

8

Modern pentathlon

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

2

Rowing

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x2

🥇x4

🥇x4

🥇x4

14

Rugby sevens

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

2

Sailing

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x2

10

Shooting

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x2

🏓

🥇x2

🥇x1

🥇x2

🏓

🥇x2

15

Skateboarding

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

4

Softball

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

1

Sport climbing

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

2

Surfing

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x2

2

Swimming

🏓

🥇x4

🥇x4

🥇x4

🥇x5

🥇x5

🥇x4

🥇x4

🥇x5

🥇x1

🥇x1

37

Table tennis

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

5

Taekwondo

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x2

🥇x2

8

Tennis

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x3

5

Triathlon

🥇x1

🥇x1

🥇x1

3

Volleyball

Beach volleyball

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

2

Volleyball

Indoor volleyball

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

2

Water polo

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🏓

🥇x1

🥇x1

2

Weightlifting

🥇x1

🥇x2

🥇x1

🥇x2

🥇x1

🥇x2

🥇x1

🥇x2

🥇x1

🥇x1

14

Wrestling

🏓

🥇x3

🥇x3

🥇x3

🥇x3

🥇x3

🥇x3

18

Daily medal events

11

18

21

22

23

17

22

19

26

22

24

17

28

22

34

13

339

Cumulative total

11

29

50

72

95

112

134

153

179

201

225

242

270

292

326

339

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

22 July

23 July

24 July

25 July

26 July

27 July

28 July

29 July

30 July

31 July

1 August

2 August

3 August

4 August

5 August

6 August

7 August

8 August

9 August

Venues

The Tokyo Olympics venues are split into three main zones – the Heritage Zone in the centre of the city will be the main focus and contains the New National Stadium, which will play host to the ceremonies and the athletics events. Tokyo Bay area contains a raft of venues including the swimming and gymnastics centres. And then there’s the ‘other’ zone, loosely defined as Outer Tokyo but also including the northern city of Sapporo, which will host the marathons.

CENTRAL TOKYO (Heritage Zone)

Events

Capacity

New National Stadium

Opening and closing ceremonies

68,000

Athletics (track and field)

Football (women’s final)

Yoyogi National Gymnasium

Handball

13,291

Ryōgoku Kokugikan

Boxing

11,098

Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium

Table tennis

10,000

Nippon Budokan

Judo

14,471

Karate

Tokyo International Forum

Weightlifting

5,012

Musashinonomori Park

Road cycling (start road races)

TOKYO BAY

Events

Capacity

Kasai Rinkai Park

Canoeing (slalom)

8,000

Oi Hockey Stadium

Field hockey

15,000

Tokyo Aquatics Centre

Aquatics (swimming, diving, synchronized swimming)

15,000

Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center

Water polo

3,635

Yumenoshima Park

Archery

7,000

Ariake Arena

Volleyball

15,000

Olympic BMX Course

BMX cycling

6,000

Skateboarding

Ariake Gymnastics Centre

Gymnastics (artistic, rhythmic, trampoline)

10,000

Ariake Coliseum

Tennis

20,000 = 10,000 centre court; 5,000 court 1; 3,000 court 2; 2,000 match courts (8x250)

Odaiba Marine Park

Triathlon

5,000 seated, unlimited standing room along route

Aquatics (marathon swimming)

Shiokaze Park

Beach volleyball

12,000

Central Breakwater and Sea Forest Waterway

Equestrian (eventing)

20,000

Rowing

Canoeing (sprint)

Aomi Urban Sports Venue

3x3 basketball

5,000

OUTER TOKYO

Events

Capacity

Camp Asaka

Shooting

3,200

Musashino Forest Sports Plaza

Modern pentathlon (fencing)

10,000

Badminton

Tokyo Stadium

Football (opening round matches)

49,970

Modern pentathlon (excluding fencing)

Rugby sevens

Saitama Super Arena

Basketball

22,000

Enoshima

Sailing

10,000

Makuhari Messe

Fencing

6,000

Taekwondo

Wrestling

8,000

Baji Koen

Equestrian (dressage, jumping)

9,300

Kasumigaseki Country Club

Golf

30,000

Izu Velodrome

Track cycling

5,000

Izu Mountain Bike Course

Mountain biking[36]

11,500

Yokohama Stadium

Baseball

30,000

Softball

Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium

Baseball (opening match)

30,000

Softball (opening match)

Fuji International Speedway

Road cycling

(finish road races, time trial)

Odori Park, Sapporo

Athletics (Marathon and Race Walking)

17,300

FOOTBALL STADIUMS

Location

Events

Matches

Capacity

International Stadium Yokohama[40]

Yokohama

Men's and Women's preliminaries and quarter-final, Women's semi-final, Men's final

10

70,000

Tokyo Stadium

Tokyo

Men's and Women's opening round

4

49,000

Saitama Stadium

Saitama

Men's and Women's preliminaries and quarter-final, Men's semi-final and 3rd place play-off

11

62,000

Miyagi Stadium

Sendai

Men's and Women's preliminaries and quarter-final

10

49,000

Kashima Soccer Stadium

Kashima

Men's and Women's preliminaries, quarter-final and semi-final, Women's 3rd place play-off

10

40,728

Sapporo Dome

Sapporo

Men's and Women's preliminaries

10

42,000

New National Stadium

Tokyo

Women's final

2

60,012

OTHER VENUES

Events

Imperial Hotel, Tokyo

IOC hotel

Harumi Futo

Olympic Village

Tokyo Big Sight

International Broadcast Center (IBC)

Media Press Center (MPC)

International Broadcast Center (IBC)

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