Following final yr’s postponement as a result of coronavirus, pleasure is constructing forward of the twenty ninth version of the fashionable Olympic Video games, which get underway in Tokyo, Japan on 24 July.
Greater than 11,000 athletes from 206 nations will compete in Japan this summer season throughout a complete 33 sports activities, 5 of which is able to function on the Olympics for the primary time.
These 5 new sports activities, baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, browsing and sport climbing, will be part of the 5 sports activities which were contested at each summer season Olympic Video games since 1896: athletics, biking, fencing, gymnastics and swimming. Of the three sports activities that debuted at Rio 2016, rugby sevens and golf will return for Tokyo 2020, whereas kitesurfing has been dropped.
Whereas the opening ceremony will happen on the Friday night at Tokyo’s New Nationwide Stadium, a number of soccer and softball matches might be performed earlier than the torch is lit on Wednesday 22 July as a result of size of these occasions, whereas archery and rowing will begin earlier on the day of the inauguration occasion.
The lads’s marathon remaining, the ladies’s gold medal basketball recreation, the ladies’s gold medal volleyball match, a number of women and men’s boxing finals, a number of observe biking women and men’s finals, the rhythmic gymnastics group all-around remaining, and the boys’s water polo gold medal match will happen on the day of the closing ceremony on 8 August.
As all the time, the athletic occasions will get underway within the second week, beginning on Friday July 30 with the boys’s 3000m steeplechase spherical 1, males’s excessive bounce qualifying spherical, males’s discus throw qualifying spherical, girls’s 800m spherical 1, males’s 400m hurdles Spherical 1, and ladies’s 100m Spherical 1.
The ladies’s 100m remaining and males’s 100m remaining will happen on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August, respectively. The lads’s soccer gold medal match might be on Saturday 7 August, whereas the boys’s basketball remaining may also happen Saturday 7 August.
Aquatics (together with diving, swimming, inventive, water polo)
Biking (together with BMX racing, BMX freestyle, mountain biking, street and observe)
Gymnastics (together with inventive, rhythmic, trampoline)
Sport climbing (NEW)
Volleyball (together with seashore volleyball)
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