It took longer than anticipated to get here, but the Games of the XXXII Olympiad are finally approaching.

This summer's Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo, Japan and will take place from July 23 – Aug. 8, 2021. NBCOlympics.com and the networks of NBC will have full coverage.

In the meantime, get prepared for the Tokyo Games by immersing yourself in everything you need to know about these Olympics. Just follow the links below.

Become an expert in every sport

With 339 medal events spread across 41 sports, there’s a lot to learn about the Tokyo Games if you truly want to consider yourself an Olympic expert. That's why NBCOlympics.com has created detailed guides for each and every sport. Access them all here.

What are the new sports?

The Olympic program is getting a facelift this year with the introduction of a few thrilling new sports and the return of some old favorites. Get the rundown of what's new here.

Venues

There are 42 different competition venues spread across Japan, and they include iconic arenas and unique architecture. Learn about some of the most notable venues here, or jump off to any sport to learn more about where its competition will take place.

What you've missed since Rio

What have the stars of the Rio Olympics been up to in the last five years, and who are the new faces ready to break out at the Tokyo Games? Find out the top things to know here, or check out a detailed summary for any sport.

Who's qualified for Team USA?

The U.S. Olympic team should include more than 500 total athletes once the Tokyo Games get underway. Go here for an up-to-date list of where the qualification process stands for every sport, along with the athletes that have already qualified for Team USA.

Get to know the host city

Learn more about the vibrant Japanese capital that will be hosting the Olympic Games. You can also find the official mascot and medal designs here.

Torch Relay

With a theme of "hope lights our way," the Olympic torch relay is underway and will continue until the flame makes it to the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Games and lights the cauldron on July 23. Find the relay schedule and notable moments along the way here.

U.S. athletes to watch

The United States Olympic team is expected to include over 500 athletes for the Tokyo Olympics. Here we've highlighted some of the Americans who you'll want to have on your radar during this Olympic season.

Japanese athletes to watch

During every Olympics, the host nation always garners extra attention, and that will certainly be the case again this year with Japan, a country that has global stars, Olympic legends and exciting youngsters among its ranks. Here we've highlighted some of the top Japanese athletes expected to compete at the Tokyo Games.

International athletes to watch

With over 11,000 athletes expected to take part in the Tokyo Olympics, there are bound to be quite a few that turn in star performances. Here we've highlighted a few athletes from around the globe and across various sports that deserve to be on your radar during the upcoming Games.

Key dates on the Road to Tokyo

A schedule of notable events taking place in the 100 days leading up to the Tokyo Olympic Games. Many of these events will have a direct impact on determining which athletes qualify to compete in Tokyo.

Day-by-day guide to the Tokyo Olympics

An overview of the biggest storylines expected for each day of the Tokyo Olympics. With over 300 medal events being contested, your viewing options are practically endless, but these are the headline attractions you definitely won't want to miss.

COVID-19 protocols

This article will answer questions about COVID-19 and the Olympics and is divided into two parts: the first section covers the specific health protocols that will be in place in Tokyo, and the second section details some of the impacts of the year-long suspension.