Tokyo Olympics: Day-by-day information to what you must be observing at this yr’s Video games


After a lot debate over the coronavirus disaster, the Tokyo Olympics are in any case going forward.

They could also be a yr overdue and held with out spectators for probably the most section, however they are going to nonetheless be on TV for us to look at at house.

Japan is 8 hours forward of the United Kingdom, so following your favorite athletes may just imply some overdue nights and early begins.

However right here Sky Information takes you throughout the agenda day-by-day, to let you know who you must be observing from Group GB and the remainder of the sector.

File photo dated 31-12-2020 of Olympic Rings outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Issue date: Friday May 7, 2021. Issue date: Friday July 9, 2021.
The Olympic Stadium will open and shut the video games in Tokyo

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Wednesday 21 July

Group GB

The primary day of occasions is referred to as “day minus two”, as a result of no medals can also be received for the primary two days.

It is nonetheless value tuning in despite the fact that, as Group GB’s ladies’s soccer crew are a part of the primary event of the match towards Chile at 8.30am.

England's Lionesses came third at the 2019 World Cup in Nice. Pic: AP
England’s Lionesses got here 3rd on the 2019 International Cup in Great. Percent: AP

England got here 3rd within the Ladies’s International Cup in 2019 in France after being crushed by means of the USA.

The boys’s sport hasn’t entered a GB crew – aside from once they hosted in 2012 – since 1960 – as they fight to make a decision on the way to divide the house countries.

Remainder of the sector

Within the ladies’s soccer, the USA will tackle Sweden (9.30am) in a replay of the 2019 International Cup Ultimate, which the American citizens received 2-0.

Team USA captain Megan Rapinoe at the World Cup in 2019. Pic: AP
Group USA captain Megan Rapinoe on the International Cup in 2019. Percent: AP

Thursday 22 July

Group GB

There are not any Britons in motion on “day minus one”.

Remainder of the sector

The males’s soccer kicks off with a re-match of the 2016 gold medal event in Rio – between Germany and Brazil, which the house country received on consequences.

The event begins at 12.30pm.

Brazil's Neymar at the World Cup in 2018. Pic: AP
Brazil’s Neymar on the International Cup in 2018. Percent: AP

Friday 23 July

Formally, that is the primary day of the Video games, with the hole rite on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo at noon.

There may not be any enthusiasts to look at it because of the coronavirus state of emergency within the town, however you’ll be able to nonetheless watch it at house.

Group GB

In case you are a rowing fan, 4 Group GB boats are in motion lately.

Be careful for Rio silver medallist Vicky Thornley within the ladies’s unmarried sculls heats.

Vicky Thornley (left) and Katherine Grainger at Rio 2016
Vicky Thornley (left) and Katherine Grainger at Rio 2016

Saturday 24 July

Group GB

Twenty sports activities start on the Olympics at the first Saturday.

The males’s street biking race (3am to 10am) will see Britain’s Excursion de France winner Geraint Thomas, dual brothers Adam and Simon Yates, and Tao Geoghegan Hart in motion.

Within the ladies’s soccer, Group GB will face host country Japan at 11.30am.

Geraint Thomas of Team Sky and Team GB. Pic: AP
Geraint Thomas of Group Sky and Group GB. Percent: AP

Rowing enthusiasts must music in to peer Group GB’s Helen Glover and Polly Swann within the ladies’s pair. Glover received golds at London 2012 and Rio 2016 however has taken 4 years out of rowing since then – be careful for her comeback.

Over on the gymnastics centre within the inventive festival, double Rio gold medallist Max Whitlock shall be amongst the ones appearing between 2am and 2pm.

Remainder of the sector

Tennis will get happening Saturday at 3am. Be careful for Naomi Osaka of Japan within the ladies’s singles. She may just play on Saturday or Sunday, relying at the order of play variety.

Japan's Naomi Osaka. Pic: AP
Japan’s Naomi Osaka. Percent: AP

Sunday 25 July

Group GB

Jade Jones will strive her 3rd Olympic medal within the taekwondo on Sunday within the -57kg staff at about 1pm.

Somewhere else in martial arts, Chelsie Giles is making her Olympic debut within the -52kg ladies’s judo tournament from 3am. She’s received grand slam medals within the run-up to the video games, so is anticipated to do smartly.

Triathlon enthusiasts will know Group GB’s Alistair Brownlee wasn’t decided on for Tokyo, however his more youthful brother Johnny used to be.

Jade Jones celebrates winning gold
Jade Jones received gold at Rio 2016

He completed in the back of his brother in London and Rio, however all eyes shall be on how he competes with out him from 10.30pm on Sunday – thru to 1am on Monday.

Remainder of the sector

Caeleb Dressel has been dubbed the following Michael Phelps as the USA’s subsequent celebrity Olympic swimmer.

He received two relay golds in Rio in 2016 and some other 13 global titles after that. He will be collaborating within the males’s 4x100m freestyle relay heats from 1pm.

Caeleb Dressel at the Olympic swim trials last month. Pic: AP
Caeleb Dressel on the Olympic swim trials ultimate month. Percent: AP

Monday 26 July

Group GB

Staying with swimming, Adam Peaty will start his challenge to stick on the best of his sport for 5 years immediately.

Having damaged a lot of global information and a gold in Rio 5 years in the past, he’s going to be beginning out with the males’s 100m breaststroke at 3am.

Nonetheless within the pool, Monday is the primary time we will see Group GB’s Tom Daley.

Team GB's Adam Peaty. Pic: AP
Group GB’s Adam Peaty. Percent: AP

It is his fourth Olympics and he’s going to be paired with Matty Lee for the males’s 10m synchro diving tournament.

He received bronze in Rio in 2016, watch how he does this yr between 7am and 8am.

Rugby enthusiasts will wish to music in on Monday as Group GB play each Canada (1am) and Japan (8.30am).

Hockey supporters also are in success, with the ladies’s and males’s groups in motion – towards Canada (3.45am) and South Africa (10.30am) respectively.

The ones glad to stick up overdue can catch Group GB’s triathlon crew Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmouth from 10.30pm till 1am.

Tom Daley (left) will compete in Rio with first-timer Matty Lee. Pic: AP
Tom Daley (left) will compete in Rio with first-timer Matty Lee. Percent: AP

Tuesday 27 July

Group GB

On Tuesday 54-year-old Carl Hester – the oldest member of Group GB – will compete in his 6th Olympics dressage tournament.

Along him shall be Charlotte Fry, 25, and Charlotte Dujardin, 36.

Carl Hester is the oldest member of Team GB
Carl Hester is the oldest member of Group GB

Remainder of the sector

Over on the gymnastics, the ladies’s crew last (from 11.45am) is anticipated to attract large passion.

Group USA is led by means of Simone Biles, who’s a transparent favorite. Group GB has an opportunity – coming 6th on the ultimate championships.

Team USA's Simone Biles. Pic: AP
Group USA’s Simone Biles. Percent: AP

Wednesday 28 July

Group GB

Rugby enthusiasts can music into the sevens last from 8.30am, with Group GB hoping to outperform their silver medal from Rio 5 years in the past by means of beating present Olympic champions Fiji.

Highway biking is again for the boys’s and ladies’s time trials from 3.30am.

Group Sky’s Geraint Thomas shall be there, along Anna Shackley within the ladies’s tournament.

Group GB’s Charlotte Dujardin is driving a brand new horse this yr and can hope to win a dressage medal from 9.30am.

Charlotte Dujardin will debut a new horse in Tokyo. Pic: AP
Charlotte Dujardin will debut a brand new horse in Tokyo. Percent: AP

Thursday 29 July

Group GB

Rowers Helen Glover and Polly Swann shall be chasing a medal on the ladies’s pair tournament (1.30am).

Remainder of the sector

Be careful for Group USA’s Caeleb Dressel who is about to be competing within the males’s 100m freestyle swimming last at 3.35am.

Helen Glover (left) and Polly Swann will be back on the water. Pic: AP
Helen Glover (left) and Polly Swann shall be again at the water. Percent: AP

Friday 30 July

Group GB

As of late is the primary special occasion for British athletics with the ladies’s 800m, males’s 400m hurdles and ladies’s 100m a number of the occasions.

All UK eyes shall be on Dina Asher-Smith – who’s a silver medallist – between 3.40am and four.30am.

Within the longer distances, there’s no Sir Mo Farah, who did not qualify for Group GB in June.

Dina Asher-Smith in Rio in 2016. Pic: AP
Dina Asher-Smith in Rio in 2016. Percent: AP

In his position shall be Mark Scott and Sam Atkin, so be careful for them.

Remainder of the sector

Tennis enthusiasts must music in to the males’s singles semi-finals between 4am and noon. There is not any Rafael Nadal this yr or Nick Kyrgios, as each determined to not play in Tokyo.

Sam Atkin will run the 10,000m
Sam Atkin will run the 10,000m

Saturday 31 July

Group GB

Dina Asher-Smith will participate within the ladies’s 100m last at 1.50pm. She’ll be chasing Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who beat her on the global championships in 2019.

Sha’Carri Richardson will omit the development for Group USA because of a debatable 30-day suspension because of hashish use.

Dina Asher-Smith's main competition will be Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Pic: AP
Dina Asher-Smith’s primary festival shall be Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Percent: AP

Remainder of the sector

Tennis enthusiasts gets to look at the ladies’s singles last on Saturday – in the event that they get up early sufficient.

The sport begins at 4am and with out Serena or Venus Williams, or Group GB’s Johanna Konta, Japan’s Naomi Osaka is hotly tipped to win.

Olympic historical past shall be made within the males’s discus when Germany’s Christopher Harting will try to take the gold medal his brother Robert accomplished in Rio 5 years in the past (12.15pm to at least one.25pm).

Sha'Carri Richardson
Sha’Carri Richardson is serving a ban and may not compete

Sunday 1 August

Group GB

Max Whitlock received gold medals for the males’s ground (9am) and males’s pommel horse (10.30am) on the gymnastics festival in Rio 5 years in the past.

He is hoping for a repeat efficiency within the last on Sunday.

The males’s singles tennis last will happen from 4am to noon, with Novak Djokovic and Sir Andy Murray in with an opportunity.

Sir Andy Murray bowed at Wimbledon but will play in Tokyo. Pic: AP
Sir Andy Murray bowed at Wimbledon however will play in Tokyo. Percent: AP

Remainder of the sector

Tokyo is the primary Video games the place Usain Bolt hasn’t competed within the males’s 100m last since he broke directly to the scene.

Control Trayvon Bromell, of Group USA, who Bolt has mentioned he thinks will win.

Usain Bolt has tipped Trayvon Bromell to win the 100m sprint. Pic: AP
Usain Bolt has tipped Trayvon Bromell to win the 100m dash. Percent: AP

Monday 2 August

Group GB

Elish McColgan lately broke Paula Radcliffe‘s file for the ladies’s 5,000m. You’ll be able to watch her compete this yr along Jessica Judd and Amy-Eloise Markovc from 1.40pm.

Ladies’s weightlifter Emily Campbell is hoping to win for Group GB within the +87kg class at 11.50am. Her ultimate primary identify got here simply 4 months in the past.

Emily Campbell at the Commonwealth Games in 2018. Pic: AP
Emily Campbell on the Commonwealth Video games in 2018. Percent: AP

Dina Asher-Smith is again at the observe for the 200m dash at 2.30am.

Remainder of the sector

The ladies’s soccer semi-final will kick off at 9am. May it’s Group GB?

England at the Stade de Lyon in 2019. Pic: AP
England on the Stade de Lyon in 2019. Percent: AP

Tuesday Three August

Group GB

It is a special occasion for biking when husband and spouse Jason and Laura Kenny participate within the males’s crew dash (9.35am) and ladies’s crew pursuit (9.05am).

They have each been successful medals since London 2012, with Jason successful the crew dash in Beijing in 2008 too.

Jason and Laura Kenny are chasing more medals in Tokyo. Pic: AP
Jason and Laura Kenny are chasing extra medals in Tokyo. Percent: AP

Remainder of the sector

Uganda’s Halimah Najaayi will participate within the ladies’s 800m last at 1.25pm.

She used to be filmed doing a victory dance along with her teammate Winnie Nanyondo once they received gold in 2019 – turning into the primary Ugandan ladies to succeed in the general.

Halimah Nakaayi (left) and Winnie Nanyondo in 2019. Pic: AP
Halimah Nakaayi (left) and Winnie Nanyondo in 2019. Percent: AP

Wednesday four August

Group GB

At 13, Sky Brown is the youngest member of Group GB. She is going to participate within the skateboarding park contest between 1am and 5.30am.

Mountain climbing is on the Olympics for the primary time this yr. It is going to characteristic Shauna Coxsey of Group GB, who has received a bronze medal on the global championships, from 9am.

Sky Brown is the youngest member of Team GB at just 13
Sky Brown is the youngest member of Group GB at simply 13

Remainder of the sector

Golfing enthusiasts can music in to peer the ladies’s match tee off simply sooner than nighttime on Tuesday.

It will run into the early hours, when global primary Nelly Korda is anticipated to do smartly – along her sister Jessica.

Nelly Korda of Team USA. Pic: AP
Nelly Korda of Group USA. Percent: AP

Thursday Five August

Group GB

Within the water lately shall be Group GB Olympic champion Liam Heath who you’ll be able to watch within the dash canoeing males’s K1 200m last at 3.25am.

Somewhere else the males’s marathon swim will culminate at round 1.30am that includes Hector Pardoe.

Remainder of the sector

Ryan Crouser of Group USA will participate within the males’s shotput last. He broke a file of 31 years simply sooner than the video games began.

Ryan Crouser is looking to break another record. Pic: AP
Ryan Crouser is having a look to wreck some other file. Percent: AP

Friday 6 August

Group GB

Hands crossed that the ladies’s soccer last will come with Group GB. You’ll be able to watch from 3am.

Remainder of the sector

Zharnel Hughes (left) and Reece Prescod are both competing in the 4x100m relay. Pic: AP
Zharnel Hughes (left) and Reece Prescod are each competing within the 4x100m relay. Percent: AP

The 4x100m relay will start at 2.30pm and at all times attracts giant audiences.

Each the boys’s and the ladies’s occasions will happen on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, which means that there may not be any enthusiasts cheering runners in this yr.

Asher-Smith (right) will also compete in the 4x100 relay. Pic: AP
Asher-Smith (proper) may even compete within the 4×100 relay. Percent: AP

Saturday 7 August

Group GB

Tom Daley will compete within the 10m platform last between 7am and eight.30am. It is prone to be his ultimate, however he’s set to do smartly having received a gold within the check tournament in Tokyo ultimate Might.

And not using a Nicola Adams anymore, Group GB’s Charley Davison will try to win the ladies’s flyweight boxing identify. You’ll be able to music in from 6am.

Tom Daley won the Men's 10m platform at the 2017 FINA World Championsips in Budapest
Tom Daley received gold on the check tournament in Tokyo ultimate yr

Each Ben Maher and Scott Brash received golds at crew display leaping in London 2012 – and are hoping to do the similar at this yr’s last from 11am.

The ladies’s marathon will happen with none spectators in Hokkaido, with Group GB’s Steph Twell, Jess Piasecki and Stephanie Davis competing.

Remainder of the sector

The males’s soccer last kicks off at 12.30pm, with favourites Argentina, Mexico and Brazil hoping to copy earlier wins.

Argentina are among the favourites to win. Pic: AP
Argentina are a number of the favourites to win. Percent: AP

Sunday Eight August

Group GB

British boxer Caroline Dubois will battle it out within the ladies’s light-weight tournament at the last day of the video games.

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya. Pic: AP
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya. Percent: AP

Remainder of the sector

Marathon lovers shall be willing to peer the sector recorder holder – Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge – take care of his identify from 7am.

At noon UK time – the Video games will formally draw to an in depth with a spectator-less last rite on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.


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