Tokyo Olympics 2021 opening ceremony, full schedule, live telecast in India

Spectator seats are seen in Ariake Urban Sports Park, a venue for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo (Photo: Reuters)
Tokyo Olympics kick started on July 23 after a year-long delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed and rescheduled, rather than cancelled. The opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics 2021 was held on July 23 at newly-built National Stadium in the Japanese capital while the closing ceremony will be held on August 8, 2021 at the same venue. Leaders from around 15 countries are expected attended the opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics. 

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Despite being rescheduled for 2021, the event retains the Tokyo 2020 name for marketing and branding purposes.

 

Olympics 2021 will see the introduction of new competitions including 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX, and Madison cycling, as well as further mixed events. These Games will see karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding make their Olympic debuts, as well as the return of baseball and softball for the first time since 2008.

 

A total of around 11,000 athletes from 206 countries are expected to participate in 33 sports in Tokyo Olympics 2021.

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India will be sending a large contingent for Olympics but with a reduced number of officials to be in line with the Covid-19 protocols.

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Mascot for Tokyo Olympics
 

The idea of mascots was first introduced at the Grenoble Winter Olympics in 1968 but officially made the cut at 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The mascots also bring in a lot of revenue to finance the Olympic Games through licensing and merchandising. The mascot of Tokyo Olympics 2020 is named as Miratoiwa.

 

How to watch live telecast of Tokyo Olympics 2021 in India

 

Sony Sports Network has won the rights for live broadcast of Tokyo Olympics in India. Sony TEN 1 HD/SD, Sony TEN 2 HD/SD will live broadcast the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics with English Commentary while Hindi Commentary will be available on Sony TEN 3 HD/SD.

 

Will Doordarshan live telecast Olympic event in India?

 

Being a sporting event of national importance, Doordarshan will live telecast the Tokyo Olympics 2021 on terrestrial network and Direct-to-Home platform.

 

 

What will be the start time of sporting events in Tokyo Olympics 2021?

 

The sporting events during Olympics 2021 can start as early as 9 am Japan time or 5:30 am IST.

 

Tokyo Olympics medals design

 

Tokyo 2020 held a competition for the design of medals which attracted more than 400 entries. The medals for Tokyo Olympics 2021 are made from recycled electronics. 5,000 gold, silver, and bronze medals were made from recycled electronics sourced from all over Japan.

 

The medals "symbolise the energy and diversity of the athletes." The design of the medals also represents Japanese culture, with the ribbon showing off modernized ichimatsu moyo (checkered patterns) and kasane no irome (kimono layering techniques). The Tokyo 2020 colors are added to the ribbon through more co2-friendly chemically-recycled polyester fibers. While the back of the medal features the Tokyo 2020 logo, the front depicts Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, in front of Panathinaikos Stadium.

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Venues for Tokyo Olympics 2021 
  • Tokyo's National Stadium: Football and Athletics
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
  • Yoyogi National Stadium
  • Nippon Budokan
  • Tokyo International Forum
  • Kokugikan Arena
  • Equestrian Park
  • Musashina Forest Sport Plaza
  • Tokyo Stadium
  • Musashinonomori Park
  • Ariake Arena
  • Ariake Gymnastics Centre
  • Ariake Urban Sports Park
  • Ariake Tennis Park
  • Odaiba Marine Park
  • Shiokaze Park
  • Aomi Urban Sports Park
  • Oi Hockey Stadium
  • Sea Forest Cross Country Course
  • Sea Forest Waterway
  • Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre
  • Yumenoshima Park Archery Field
  • Tokyo Aquatics Centre
  • Tatsumi Water Polo Centre
  • Sapporo Odori Park
  • Makuhari Messe Hall
  • Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach
  • Saitama Super Arena
  • Asaka Shooting Range
  • Kasumigaseki Country Club
  • Enoshima Yatch Harbour
  • Izu Velodrome
  • Izu MTB Course
  • Fuji International Speedway
  • Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium
  • Yokohama Baseball Stadium
  • Sapporo Dome
  • Miyagi Stadium
  • Ibaraki Kashima Stadium
  • Saitama Stadium
  • International Stadium Yokohama 
India's full schedule for Tokyo Olympics

India's Archery schedule, match and date
Date Event Athletes Start time (IST)
23-Jul Women’s Individual Rankings Round Deepika Kumari From 5:30 am
Men’s Individual Ranking Round Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai From 9:30 am
24-Jul Mixed Team 1/8 Eliminations Pravin Jadhav, Deepika Kumari From 6 am
Mixed Team Quarterfinal From 10:45 am
Mixed Team Semi-final From 12 pm
Mixed Team Medal Matches From 12:55 pm
26-Jul Men’s Team 1/8 Elimination Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav, Tarundeep Rai From 6 am
Men’s Team Quarter-final From 11 am
Men’s Team Semi-final From 11:47 am
Men’s Team Medal Matches From 12:45 pm

India's Athletics schedule, match and date
Date Event Athletes Start time (IST)
30-Jul Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Heats Avinash Sable From 5:30 am
Men’s 400m Hurdles Round 1 MP Jabir From 7:25 am
Women’s 100m Round 1 Dutee Chand From 8:10 am
Mixed 4x400m relay Round 1 Alex Antony, Sarthak Bhambri, Revathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan From 4:30 pm
31-Jul Women’s Discus Throw Qualification Seema Punia, Kamalpreet Kaur 6:00 AM
Men’s Long Jump Qualification M Sreeshankar 3:40 PM
Mixed 4x400m Relay Final Alex Antony, Sarthak Bhambri, Revathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan (if qualifies) 6:05 PM
Women’s 100 Semi-final and Final Dutee Chand (if qualifies) 6:20 PM
2-Aug Men’s Long Jump Final M Sreeshankar (if Qualifies) 7:20 AM
Women’s 200m Round 1 Dutee Chand 7:30 AM
Women’s Discus Throw Final Seema Punia, Kamalpreet Kaur 5:30 PM
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Final Avinash Sable (If qualifies) 5:45 PM
3-Aug Women’s Javelin Throw Qualification Annu Rani From 5:50 am
Men’s 400m Hurdles Final MB Jabir (if Qualifies) 8:50 AM
Men’s Shot Put Qualification Tajinder Singh Toor 3:45 PM
Women’s 200m Final Dutee Chand (if Qualifies) 6:20 PM
4-Aug Men’s Javelin Throw Qualification Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh 5:35 AM
5-Aug Men’s 20 km Race Walk Final KT Irfan, Sandeep Kumar, Rahul 1:00 PM
6-Aug Men’s 50 km Race Walk Final Gurpreet Singh 2:00 AM
Women’s 20 km Race Walk Final Bhawna Jat, Priyanka 1:00 PM
Men’s 4x400m Relay Round 1 Amoj Jacob, P Naganathan, Arokia Rajiv, Noah Nirmal Tom, Muhammed Anas Yahiya 4:55 PM
Women’s Javelin Throw Final Annu Rani (If Qualifies) 5:20 PM
7-Aug Men’s Javelin Throw Final Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh (If Qualifies) 4:30 PM
Men’s 4x400 m Relay Final Amoj Jacob, P Naganathan, Arokia Rajiv, Noah Nirmal Tom, Muhammed Anas Yahiya (If Qualify 6:20 PM

India's Badminton schedule, match time and date
Date Event Athletes Start time (IST)
24-Jul Men’s Doubles Group Stage Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin 8:50 AM
Men’s Singles Group Stage Sai Praneeth vs Zilberman Misha 9:30 AM
25-Jul Women’s Singles Group Stage PV Sindhu vs Polikarpova Ksenia 6:40 AM
July 26 to 29 All events - Group Stage Matches PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty From 5:30 am
Men’s Doubles Quarter-finals Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty (If Qualify) From 5:30 am
30-Jul Men’s singles, Women’s Singles Round of 16 Sai Praneeth, PV Sindhu (If Qualify) From 5:30 am
31-Jul Men’s Doubles Semi-finals Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty (if Qualify) From 5:30 am
Women’s Singles Quarter-finals PV Sindhu (If Qualifies) 2:30 PM

India's Boxing schedule, match time and date
Date Event Athletes Start time (IST)
23-Jul Women’s Welterweight Round of 32 Lovlina Borgohain From 7:30 am
Men’s Welterweight Round of 32 Vikas Krishan Yadav From 7:30 am
Men’s Super Heavyweight Round of 32 Satish Kumar From 1:30 pm
25-Jul Women’s Flyweight Round of 32 Mary Kom From 7:30 am
Women’s Middleweight Round of 32 Pooja Rani From 7:30 am
Men’s Lightweight Round of 32 Manish Kaushik From 7:30 am
25-Jul Men’s Flyweight Round of 32 Amit Panghal From 7:30 am
Men’s Middleweight Round of 32 Ashish Kumar From 7:30 am
27-Jul Women’s Lightweight Round of 32 Simranjit Kaur From 7:30 am
July 28 to August 8 All Categories - Round of 16, Final rounds and medal matches IF Indian athletes Qualify TBD

India's Equestrian schedule, match time and date
Date Event Athletes Start time (IST)
30-Jul Eventing Individual Qualfiier Fouaad Mirza From 5 am

India's Fencing schedule, match time and date
Date Event Athletes Start time (IST)
26-Jul Women’s Sabre Individual Table of 64 CA Bhavani Devi From 5:30 am
Women’s Sabre Individual Subsequent Rounds and Medal Matches CA Bhavni Devi (If Qualifies) From 6:25 am

India's Golf Schedule, match time and date
Date Event Athletes Start time (IST)
29-Jul Men’s Individual Strokeplay Round 1 Anirbhan Lahri, Udhayan Mane From 4 am
30-Jul Round 2 From 4 am
31-Jul Round 3 From 4 am
1-Aug Round 4 - Medal Round From 4 am
4-Aug Women’s Individual Strokeplay Round 1 Aditi Ashok From 4 am
5-Aug Round 2 From 4 am
6-Aug Round 3 From 4 am
7-Aug Round 4 - Medal Round From 4 am

India's Hockey schedule, match time and date
Date Event Matches Start time (IST)
24-Jul Men’s Pool A India vs New Zealand 6:30 AM
‘’ Women’s Pool A India vs Netherlands 4:15 PM
25-Jul Men’s Pool A India vs Australia 3:00 PM
26-Jul Women’s Pool A India vs Germany 5:45 PM
27-Jul Men’s Pool A India vs Spain 6:30 AM
28-Jul Women’s Pool A India vs Great Britain 6:30 AM
29-Jul Men’s Pool A India vs Argentina 6:00 AM
30-Jul Women’s Pool A India vs ireland 8:15 AM
30-Jul Men’s Pool A India vs Japan 3:00 PM
31-Jul Women’s Pool A India vs South Africa 8:45 AM
1-Aug Men’s Quarter-final TBD From 6 am
2-Aug Women’s Quarter-final TBD From 6 am
3-Aug Men’s Semi-final TBD From 7 am
4-Aug Women’s Semi-final TBD From 7 am
5-Aug Men’s Medal Matches TBD From 7 am and 3:30 pm
6-Aug Women’s Medal Matches TBD From 7 am and 3:30 pm

India's Judo schedule, match time and date
Date Event Athletes Start Time (IST)
24-Jul Women’s 48 kg Round of 32 And successive rounds Sushila Devi Likmabam 7:30 AM
25-Jul Women’s 48 kg medal matches Sushila Devi Likmabam (If Qualifies) TBD

India's Shooting schedule for Olympics 2021
Date Event Athletes Start Time (IST)
24-Jul Women’s 10m Air Rifle Qualification Elavenil Valarivan, Apurvi Chandela 5:00 AM
Men’s 10m Air Pistol Qualification Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma 9:30 AM
Women’s 10m Air Rifle Final If Qualify 10:15 AM
Men’s 10m Air Pistol Final If Qualify 12:00 PM
25-Jul Women’s 10m Air Pistol Qualification Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Singh Deswal 5:30 AM
Skeet Men’s Qualification Day 1 Angad vir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmed Khan 6:00 AM
Women’s 10m Air Pistol Final If Qualify 7:45 AM
Men’s 10m Air Rifle Qualification Deepak Kumar, Divyansh Singh Panwar 9:30 AM
Men’s 10m Air Rifle final If Qualify 12:00 PM
Skeet Men’s Qualification Day 2 Angad vir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmed Khan 6:30 AM
Skeet Men’s final If Qualify 12:10 PM
26-Jul 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Qualification Saurabh Chaudhary/Manu Bhaker, Abhishek Verma/Yashaswini Singh Deswal 5:30 AM
10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Bronze and Gold Medal Matches If Qualify From 7:30 am
10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Qualification Divyansh Singh Panwar/Elavenil Valarivan, Deepak Kumar/Anjum Moudgil 9:45 AM
10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Bronze and Gold Medal Matches If Qualify From 11:45 am
29-Jul Women’s 25m Pistol Qualification Precision Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat 5:30 AM
30-Jul Women’s 25m Pistol Qualification Rapid Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat 5:30 AM
Women’s 25m Pistol Final If Qualify 10:20 AM
31-Jul Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Position Qualification Anjum Moudgil, Tejaswini Sawant 8:30 AM
Women’s 50 m Rifle 3 Position Final If Qualify 1:30 PM
2-Aug Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Position Qualification Sanjeev Rajput, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar 7:00 AM
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Position Final If qualify 1:10 PM

India's Swimming schedule for Olympics 2021
Date Event Athletes Start time (IST)
25-Jul Men’s 100m Backstroke Heats Srihari Nataraj 3:30 PM
Women’s 100m Backstroke Heats Maana Patel 3:30 PM
Men’s 200m Freestyle Heats Sajan Prakash 4:12 PM
26-Jul Men’s 200m Butterfly Heats Sajan Prakash 3:30 PM
29-Jul Men’s 100m Butterfly Heats Sajan Prakash 4:10 PM

India's Table Tennis schedule for Olympics
Date Event Athletes Start time (IST)
July 24 to 27 Men’s and Women’s Singles Round 1, 2 and 3 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Achantha Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee From 5:30 am
24-Jul Mixed Doubles Round of 16 Sharath Kamal/Manika Batra From 7:45 am
25-Jul Mixed Doubles quarter-final and Semi-final If Qualifies From 6:30 am
26-Jul Mixed Doubles Medal Matches If Qualifies From 5:30 pm
29-Jul Women’s Singles Medal Matches If Qualify From 5:30 pm
30-Jul Men’s Singles Medal Matches If Qualify From 5:30 pm

India's Tennis schedule for Olympics 2021
 Date Event Athletes Start time (IST)
July 24 to August 1 Women’s Doubles Sania Mirza, Ankita Raina TBD

India's Weightlifting schedule for Olympics 2021
Date Event Athletes Start time (IST)
24-Jul Women’s 49 Kg Group B Saikhom Mirabai Chanu 6:20 AM
Women’s 49 Kg Medal Round If Qualifies 10:20 AM

India's Wrestling schedule for Olympics 2021
Date Event Athletes Start time (IST)
3-Aug Women’s Freestyle 62kg and Quarter-Finals Sonam Malik From 8 am
Women’s Freestyle 62kg Semi-final If Qualifies Later in the day
4-Aug Women’s Freestyle 62kg Repechages If Qualifies From 7:30 am
Women’s Freestyle 62kg Medal Matches If Qualifies Later in the day
4-Aug Women's Freestyle 57kg and Quater-Finals Anshu Malik From 8 am
Women's Freestyle 57kg Semi-finals If qualifies Later in the day
4-Aug Men’s Freestyle 57kg 1/8 Finals and Quater-finals Ravi Kumar Dahiya From 8 am
Men’s Freestyle 57kg Semi-finals If Qualifies Later in the day
4-Aug Men’s Freestyle 86kg 1/8 and Quatter-finals Deepak Punia From 8 am
Men’s Freestyle 86kg Semi-finals If Qualifies Later in the day
5-Aug Women's Freestyle 57kg Semi-finals, Men’s Freestyle 57 kg, Women’s Freestyle 86 Kg Repechages and Medal Matches If Qualify From 7:30 am
5-Aug Women’s Freestyle 53kg 1/8 Finals and Quarter-finals Vinesh Phogat From 8 am
Women’s Freestyle 53kg Semi-finals IF Qualify Later in the day
6-Aug Women’s Freestyle 53kg Repechages If Qualify From 7:30 am
Women’s Freestyle 53kg Medal Matches If Qualify Later in the day
6-Aug Men’s Freestyle 65kg 1/8 Finals and Quarter-finals Bajrang Punia From 8 am
Men’s Freestyle 65kg Semi-finals If Qualify Later in the day
6-Aug Women’s Freestyle 50kg 1/8 and Quater-finals Seema Bisla From 8 am
Women’s Freestyle 50kg Semi-final If Qualifies Later in the day
7-Aug Men’s Freestyle 65kg Repechage and Medal Matches If Bajrang Qualifies From 7:30 am and later in the day
7-Aug Women’s Freestyle 50kg Repechage and Medal Matches If Seema qualifies From 7:30 and Later in the day



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