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Tokyo Olympics 2020 – Schedule and News

Tokyo Olympics 2020

Amid an unprecedented situation created by a mixture of the pandemic, economy and locals on pins and needles, Tokyo Olympics 2020 begins. The opening ceremony and the Olympic torch relay will start on July 23, 2021. However, the action has started already in Tokyo. Baseball and Football have started on 21 July, medal events will commence on 24 July.

The recent spike of corona cases in Tokyo has caused unrest in Japan, the public is averse to entertainment. Even the CEO of the Tokyo Olympics’ organizing committee warns not to dismiss the idea of the games being called off if COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Only a few venues will allow visitors.

Karma is a boomerang they say. It became true in the case of Kentaro Kobayashi, the director of the opening ceremony. A holocaust joke he acted on a skit in 1998 has led to his sacking. He was a part of the Rahmens comedy duo back then, he joked about a game called “let’s play massacre the Jews.”

More issues follow the Greek originated game. Though not arising out of the event itself, it is relatable. An English championships official told long Jumper, Olivia Breen, that her sprint briefs are too short. The athlete responded in a way as she should and will be wearing the same in Tokyo. Sex discrimination has been a part of Olympics games for a long time now, hopefully, things are getting better on the social front.

List of Olympic Games and their Schedule

3×3 Basketball – 24 July to 28 July

Archery – 23 July to 31 July

Artistic Gymnastics – 24 July to 3 August

Artistic Swimming – 2 August to 7 August

Athletics – 30 July to 8 August

Badminton – 24 July to 2 August

Baseball/Softball – 21 July to 7 August

Basketball – 25 July to 8 August

Beach Volleyball – 24 July to 7 August

Boxing – 24 July to 8 August

Canoe Slalom – 25 July to 30 July

Canoe Sprint – 2 August to 7 August

Cycling BMX Freestyle – 31 July to 1 August

Cycling BMX Racing – 29 July to 30 July

Cycling Mountain Bike – 26 July to 27 July

Cycling Road – 24 July to 28 July

Cycling Track – 2 August to 8 August

Diving – 25 July to 7 August

Equestrian – 23 July to 7 August

Fencing – 24 July to 1 August

Football – 21 July to 7 August

Golf – 29 July to 7 August

Handball – 24 July to 8 August

Hockey – 24 July to 6 August

Judo – 24 July to 31 July

Karate – 5 August to 7 August

Marathon Swimming – 4 August to 5 August

Modern Pentathlon – 5 August to 7 August

Rhythmic Gymnastics – 6 August to 8 August

Rowing – 23 July to 30 July

Rugby Sevens – 26 July to 31 July

Sailing – 25 July to 4 August

Shooting – 22 July to 2 August

Skateboarding – 25 to 26 July, 4 to 5 August

Sport Climbing – 3 August to 6 August

Surfing – 25 July to 1 August

Swimming – 24 July to 1 August

Table Tennis – 24 July to 6 August

Taekwondo – 24 July to 27 July

Tennis – 24 July to 1 August

Trampoline Gymnastics – 30 July to 31 July

Triathlon – 26 to 27 July, 31 July

Volleyball – 24 July to 8 August

Water Polo – 24 July to 8 August

Weightlifting – 24 July to 28 July, 21 July to 4 August

Wrestling – 1 August to 7 August

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