The 2021 Tokyo Olympics are nearly here. After a year-long postponement due to the COVID-10 pandemic, the best athletes in the world are gathering in Japan to participate in 28 different sports in the hopes of earning a gold medal.

After such a long wait, athletes and fans alike are excited about the event. There will be some soccer and softball action going on before the Olympics begin, but the opening ceremony will mark the official start of the 2021 Summer Games.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Olympic opening ceremony and how to watch it as these long-awaited Olympics draw nearer and nearer.

The Tokyo Olympics will start on Friday, July 23 2021 and conclude on Sunday, August 8 2021. Following this, the Paralympics will begin on Tuesday, August 24 2021 and ends on Sunday, September 5 2021.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Schedule

Here is an easy-to-follow schedule for all of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics events happening in 2021: 

SportDateVenue
Opening Ceremony July 23, 2021Tokyo Stadium
Archery July 23-31, 2021Yumenoshima Park Archery Field
Artistic Gymnastics July 24 – August 3, 2021Arlake Gymnastics Centre
Artistic Swimming August 2-7, 2021Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Athletics July 30 – August 8, 2021Tokyo Stadium & Sapporo Odori Park
Badminton July 24 – August 2, 2021Musashino Forest Sport Plaza
Baseball/Softball July 21 – August 7, 2021Fukushima & Yokohama
Basketball July 25 – August 8, 2021Aomi Urban Sports Park & Saitama Super Arena
Beach VolleyballJuly 24 – August 7, 2021Shiokaze Park
Boxing July 24 – August 8, 2021Kokugikan Arena
Canoe July 25-30, 2021Slalom Kasai Caneo Slalom Centre
Canoe Sprint  August 2-7, 2021Sea Forest Waterway
Cycling BMX July 29 – August 1, 2021Arlake Urban Sports Park
Cycling Road July 24-28, 2021Musashinonomori Park & Fuji International Speedway
Cycling Track August 2-8, 2021Izu Velodrome, Shizuoka
DivingJuly 25 – August 7, 2021Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Equestrian July 24 – August 7, 2021Equestrian Park & Sea Forest Cross-Country Course
Fencing July 24 – August 1, 2021Makuhari Messe Hall
Football July 21 – August 7, 2021Tokyo Stadium, Sapporo Dome, Miyagi Stadium, Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Saitama Stadium & International Stadium Yokohama
Golf July 29 – August 7, 2021Kasumigaseki Country Club
Handball July 24 – August 8, 2021Yoyogi National Stadium
Hockey July 24 – August 6, 2021Oi Hockey Stadium
Judo July 24-31, 2021Nippon Budokan
KarateAugust 5-7, 2021Nippon Budokan
Marathon Swimming August 4-5, 2021Odaiba Marine Park
Modern Pentathlon August 5-7, 2021Musashino Forest Sport Plaza & Tokyo Stadium
Rhythmic Gymnastics August 6-8, 2021Arlake Gymnastics Centre
Rowing July 23-30, 2021Sea Forest Waterway
Rugby Sevens July 26-31, 2021Tokyo Stadium
Sailing July 25 – August 4, 2021Enoshima Yacht Harbour
ShootingJuly 24 – August 2, 2021Asaka Shooting Range
Skateboarding July 24 – August 5, 2021Arlake Urban Sports Park
Sport Climbing August 3-6, 2021Aomi Urban Sports Park
Surfing July 25 – August 1, 2021Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, Chiba
Swimming July 24 – August 1, 2021Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Table TennisJuly 24 – August 6, 2021Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
TaekwondoJuly 24-27, 2021Makuhari Messe Hall
Tennis July 24 – August 1, 2021Arlake Tennis Park
Trampoline Gymnastics July 30-31, 2021Arlake Gymnastics Centre
TriathlonJuly 26-31, 2021Odaiba Marine Park
Volleyball July 24 – August 8, 2021Arlake Arena
Water Polo July 24 – August 8, 2021Tatsumi Water Polo Centre
Weightlifitng July 24 – August 4, 2021Tokyo International Forum
Wrestling August 1-7, 2021Makuhari Messe Hall
Closing CeremonyAugust 8, 2021Tokyo Olympic Stadium