The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will be held from July 24 – August 9, 2020, in Tokyo, Japan. This marks the fourth Olympics staged in Japan, following Tokyo 1964 (summer), Sapporo 1972 (winter) and Nagano 1988 (winter).
During the 2020 Games, Tokyo will be 13 hours ahead of EDT, 16 ahead of PDT. So an event that starts at 10:00a local time Monday will be at 9:00p EDT Sunday night.
There will be a record-high 339 medal events across 41 sports.
While baseball and softball return to the Olympic program after not being included in 2012 and 2016, five sports will be debuting in Tokyo:
- Basketball 3×3
Some notable events added in other sports include:
- Archery – Mixed Team
- Cycling – BMX Freestyle
- Judo – Mixed Team
- Swimming – Men’s 800m, Women’s 1500m, 4x100m Medley Mixed Relay
- Track & Field – 4x400m Mixed Relay
- Triathlon – Mixed Relay
Detailed competition schedules will be available at a future date.
Click here for a high-level overview at the official Tokyo2020 site. And click here for information specific to swimming, which will stage preliminary heats in the evening session and finals in the morning session, similar to the sport’s schedule at the 2008 Beijing Games.