The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced the event line-up for each session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. This important information gives some tips for those considering purchasing Olympic tickets. The actionpacked programme will feature a record 33 sports and 339 events and will run from 24 July until 9 August 2020.
Preliminary events will kick off with softball and women's football on 22 July 2020, two days before the Opening Ceremony. Rowing and archery events will be held on the day of the Opening Ceremony. The first medal event–women's 10m air rifle–will be held with the session starting at 8:30 JST on 25 July, the day after the Opening Ceremony. Medal events in 6 sports–archery, cycling (road race), fencing, judo, taekwondo, weightlifting–will also be held, with medals being awarded in a total of 11 events that day.
The Aomi and Ariake zones will be hotspots for urban sports and are likely to resonate with a vibrant atmosphere, highlighting the innovations in the sports programme aimed at making Tokyo 2020 “More Youth, More Urban, More Women”. Men's and women's 3x3 basketball will start on 25 July, the first day of the Games. Skateboarding street events will be held on 26 and 27 July. BMX freestyle park events will follow on 1 and 2 August with skateboarding park featuring on 5 and 6 August and sport climbing on 4 to 7 August.
“Super Saturday” and “Golden Sunday”, 1 and 2 August, are expected to attract huge stadium audiences and TV viewers around the world, with a large number of medal events scheduled to be held. A total of 21 medal events will be held on “Super Saturday”, including events featuring for the first time in the Olympic Games, such as the judo mixed team event, the triathlon mixed team relay and the shooting trap mixed team event, all of which will help make Tokyo 2020 the most gender-balanced Olympic Games in history. This day will also see the men's football quarter-finals, which will be staged at four different venues.
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