The much-anticipated Tokyo Olympics Games is finally here and is slated to take place between July 24 and August 8, 2021. Following a year of postponement due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the world's greatest athletes (expected 11,000 participants from 206 countries) will meet in Tokyo to compete in 33 sports and 339 events. In this article, we will offer you comprehensive information on numerous aspects of the Tokyo Olympics, as well as the event schedule, so that you may be ready to cheer and support your favourite team in front of your TV screens

Interesting facts: 

  • For the first time in the history of the Olympics Games, the event has been postponed and rescheduled rather than being cancelled.
Despite the fact that the event has been postponed to 2021, it is still known as Tokyo 2020 for marketing and branding purposes.


  • All the timings mentioned in the below article are with regard to the AEST. However, if you want to deduce the local time of India, simply deduct 4 hours 30 mins from the mentioned time.
  • As is customary, the Tokyo 2020 schedule will not begin with the Opening Ceremony. The preliminary matches for football and softball, one of the new sports to be introduced to the Olympics, will take place throughout the first two days.

When and where is the opening and closing ceremony of Tokyo Olympics 2020 taking place?

The opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics 2020 will take place on 23 July 2021 (9 P.M.) at the newly-built National Stadium in Tokyo, while the closing ceremony will be held on 8 August 8 2021, at the same venue.

What will be the start time of sporting events in Tokyo Olympics 2020?

The sporting events during Olympics 2020 will start as early as 10:00 A.M. in Japan. All of the dates have been meticulously planned, taking into account the popularity of various events, the laws and regulations of many International Federations, the worldwide television audience, and the athletes' well-being.

What is the Mascot for Tokyo Olympics 2020?

Miratoiwa is the mascot for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Mascots were originally used at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, but they were formally adopted at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, and they are a significant source of revenue for the Olympic Games through licensing and merchandising.

How is the design of the medals in the Tokyo Olympics 2020?

A medal design competition was organised for Tokyo 2020, which received over 400 entries. The medals for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 are fashioned from discarded electronics collected from all over Japan and represent the participants' "energy and diversity". It also depicts Japanese culture, with updated ‘ichimatsu moyo’ (checkered patterns) and ‘kasane no irome’ (kimono layering techniques) on the ribbon. Even the colours to the ribbon are added through a co2-friendly chemically-recycled polyester fibre. 

Are there any other games newly introduced in Tokyo Olympics 2020?

Tokyo Olympics 2020 will see the introduction of new competitions like 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX, and Madison cycling, as well as further mixed events like karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding. There will be a return of games like baseball and softball for the first time since 2008.

What if an athlete test covid positive during the event in Tokyo 2020?

In such cases, the athlete or the team will be considered ‘did not start (DNS)’ instead of ‘disqualified'. 

Is India participating in the Tokyo Olympics 2020?

India will send a team to the Olympics for several events, but with a smaller number of officials in order to comply with the Covid-19 regulations.

How to watch the live telecast of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in India?

The rights to live broadcast the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in India have been awarded to Sony Sports Network. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics will be televised live with English commentary on Sony TEN 1 HD/SD and Sony TEN 2 HD/SD, while Hindi commentary will be available on Sony TEN 3 HD/SD. The Tokyo Olympics 2020 will be broadcast live on Doordarshan's terrestrial network and Direct-to-Home platform, as it is a national athletic event.

What is the complete schedule of the Tokyo Olympics 2020?

Given below is the complete schedule of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Please note that the given timings are in AEST. However, if you want to deduce the local time of India, simply deduct 4 hours 30 mins from the mentioned time. Also, note that the given timings are on an estimated basis. The actual timings may differ a little due to the various sporting obligations.

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