Tokyo Olympics daily TV schedule: Times, channels, dates, what’s on today, how to watch new sports

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The Tokyo Olympics are underway and NBC Sports has you covered with the daily schedule including TV channel information, event highlights, start times, dates, new sports at the Tokyo Games and more.

For a full streaming schedule and to see what Olympic events are live now, check out the NBC Olympics live schedule page.

RELATED: Watch the primetime broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony at 8:00 p.m. ET here

When are the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and what’s on each day?

After being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics will take place from Friday, July 23 through Sunday, August 8, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. The Opening Ceremony will air live on Friday, July 23 at 6:55 a.m. ET on NBC while the Closing Ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 8.

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Other Tokyo Olympics schedule highlights via NBC Olympics, NBC Sports and On Her Turf:

  • Tuesday, July 20: Softball will kick things off with Japan taking on Australia.
  • Wednesday, July 21: The U.S. Women’s National Team begins its drive for Olympic gold with its first match of group-stage play in the women’s soccer tournament.
  • Thursday, July 22: The men’s soccer tournament gets underway with all 16 teams in action, including Brazil vs. Germany.
  • Friday, July 23: The Games of the XXXII Olympiad officially begin with the Opening Ceremony.
  • Saturday, July 24: The first medals of these Olympic Games are awarded in women’s air rifle shooting.
  • Sunday July 25: The U.S. men’s basketball team takes to the court for the first time to face France.
  • Monday, July 26: Katie Ledecky potentially has her first chance at a medal in Tokyo with the women’s 400m freestyle final.
  • Tuesday, July 27: The U.S., led by Simone Biles, looks to win its third straight gold medal in the women’s gymnastics team event.
  • Wednesday, July 28: Medal matches are held for the first-ever Olympic tournament in basketball 3×3 for both men and women.
  • Thursday, July 29: Caeleb Dressel has a shot at his first Olympic individual gold medal with the men’s 100m freestyle final.
  • Friday, July 30: The knockout stage begins in women’s soccer with the quarterfinals.
  • Sunday, August 1: For the first time since 2004, a men’s 100m track final is run without Usain Bolt.
  • Monday, August 2: Gymnastics individual competition continues with the floor exercise.
  • Tuesday, August 3: The final night of gymnastics features the women’s balance beam final, an event in which Simone Biles earned bronze in 2016.
  • Wednesday, August 4: A new gold medalist will be crowned in the men’s 200m sprint, and reigning world champion Noah Lyles is among the frontrunners.
  • Thursday, August 5: The women’s soccer tournament culminates in the gold medal match at 10:00 p.m. ET on USA.
  • Friday, August 6: Men’s basketball wraps up with the gold medal game on Peacock at 10:30 p.m. ET.
  • Saturday, August 7: The women’s basketball final could feature the U.S. going for a seventh straight gold medal.
  • Sunday, August 8: The Closing Ceremony officially brings the Tokyo Olympic Games to an end.

What TV channel is the Olympics on? Where can I watch?

NBC is home to the Olympics – check your local listings here – while USA, CNBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and GOLF Channel will also air coverage of the Tokyo Games. You can also watch events streaming on, the NBC Sports app and Peacock.

What are the new sports at the Tokyo Olympics?

While there are six sports that will be joining the games at the Tokyo Olympics, four sports in particular will make their Olympic debuts: karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. Here’s the full list:

  • Karate
  • Skateboarding
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Baseball (returning event)
  • Softball (returning event)
  • Basketball 3×3
  • Cycling: Freestyle BMX
  • Various sports (Mixed team events): Swimming, Track & Field, Archery, Judo, Shooting, Table Tennis, Triathlon

To learn more details about this year’s new sports, go to Plus, check out which Olympic events are on Peacock.

Tokyo Olympics schedule Sunday



1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Final – U.S. vs. Brazil

Water Polo – Men’s Final

Cycling – Track Finals

Gymnastics – Rhythmic Group Final

Handball – Women’s Final


7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Tokyo Gold


8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Closing Ceremony



2 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Final – U.S. vs. Brazil (LIVE)

Women’s Basketball Final – U.S. vs. Japan

Water Polo – Men’s Final (LIVE)

Water Polo – Men’s Bronze Medal

Handball – Women’s Final

Track & Field – Men’s Marathon

“End of Olympics” Programming



2 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Boxing – Finals (LIVE)



2 a.m. – 3:30 a.m.

Men’s Basketball Final – U.S. vs. France


3:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.

Baseball Final – U.S. vs. Japan


6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Men’s Soccer Final – Brazil vs. Spain



6 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Women’s Final Round



5 a.m. – 6 a.m.

Track & Field – Men’s Marathon


6 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball Bronze Medal – South Korea vs. Serbia


7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Gymnastics – Rhythmic Group Final


8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball Final – U.S. vs. Brazil


10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Boxing – Finals


1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

“End of Olympics” Programming


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