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Tokyo Olympics 2021 schedule: Day-by-day events, dates, times and venues

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

Currently no fans are set to be allowed in 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.

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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 and the Olympics will be going ahead.

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

Selected dates

All times BST (local time +8 hrs)

Opening ceremony: Friday 23 July, 12pm

Jade Jones, taekwondo 57kg medal matches: Sunday 25 July, 12-2pm

Adam Peaty, 100m breaststroke final: Monday 26 July, 3-4am

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 3×3 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 (8×250)
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 3×3 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)

Source: Tokyo Olympics 2021 schedule: Day-by-day events, dates, times and venues

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