Tokyo Olympics 2021: Latest News, Dates, Results, Sports And Everything You Need To Know

The Tokyo Olympics will take place between Friday July 23rd until Sunday August 8th 2021.

The Olympic Games is one of the biggest sporting events in the world as 206 countries will be taking part in the 32nd summer event.

Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, will be playing the part of host for the second time in history having previously been selected back in 1964, making it the first Asian city to host the games twice.

There will be plenty of firsts for this year's event, with new competitions and sports making their debut at the Olympics. Freestyle BMX, 3x3 basketball and madison cycling will appear on the schedule for the first time, with competitors going head to head to win the first-ever Olympic Gold Medal for those respective events.

Sports were also added to the program following new policies under the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which means that the host organisers can introduce their own events. This means that karate, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding will be making their Olympic debuts. Softball is hugely popular over in the Far East and will be returning to the schedule for the first time since 2008.

So, let's not waste any time! Here is everything you need to know about the Tokyo Olympics 2021:

The Tokyo Olympic Stadium will be the main venue for this year's Olympic Games.

News concerning the Tokyo Olympics 2021 will be updated regularly to make sure you are up to date. Here is the latest news from Japan:

Latest News

UPDATE July 29th: Simone Biles has stolen the headlines this week and posted an emotional response to the ongoing support she has received following her decision to withdraw from the Olympic gymnastics all-around final.

Simone Biles of Team United States blows a kiss whilst watching the Men's All-Around Final on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Ph

As far as Team GB are concerned, boxing captain Frazer Clarke reached the Olympic quarter-finals by beating Tsotne Rogava on points on Thursday afternoon. 

Read more: Tokyo 2020: Frazer Clarke reaches Olympic boxing quarter-finals


UPDATE July 28th: American gymnast Simone Biles will not defend her individual all-around Olympic title in Tokyo tomorrow.

Read more: Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles withdraws from all-around to 'focus on mental health'

The ability to handle pressure has always been a trait associated with top athletes. As former basketball player Rob Horry once said: “Pressure can either burst a pipe or create a diamond.”

Read more: Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles, Jade Jones: Is sport undergoing a mental health revolution?


UPDATE July 27th: Simone Biles has been forced to pull out of the Olympics artistic gymnastics final.

Read more: Simone Biles heartbroken as US gymnast forced to withdraw from Tokyo Olympics event

Simone Biles of Team United States gets the chalk for her teammates during the Women's Team Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Jap

They may have been almost 6,000 miles away, but just watch how friends and family of Olympic swimmer Tom Dean go absolutely insane as he takes gold in a historic men’s 200-meter freestyle final.

Read more: Tokyo Olympics: Video of Tom Dean's family as he won gold in the 200m freestyle


UPDATE July 26th: There was an incident in the men's Triathlon and the event had to be restarted!

Read More: Tokyo 2020: Men's Triathlon restarted due to rogue TV boat incident

Elsewhere, an Australian swimmer's coach has become an internet sensation on social media for here crazy celebration following Ariarne Titmus' triumph.

Read More: Tokyo 2020: Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus' coach goes viral for wild celebration


UPDATE July 23rd: The Olympic Games are set to get underway and Amazon's Alexa is ready to answer all of your questions and queries on the event itself.

Read more: Tokyo Olympics 2021: Ask Alexa for Olympics and Paralympics updates


UPDATE July 20th: Have a look at the history of the Olympic Games and which nation has picked up the most medals since 1896.

WATCH: Summer Olympics Medal by Country (1896-2016)


UPDATE July 19th: Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been praised after asking members of the media to provide gender-balanced coverage of the Games.

Read more: Tokyo Olympics: Organisers praised for asking media to give gender-equal coverage

Also, the US gymnast Kara Eaker has suffered a significant setback with just days to go until the Games get underway.

Read more: Daily Digest: US gymnast Kara Eaker tests positive for COVID-19 at Tokyo Olympics

Kara Eaker performing at the 49th FIA Artistic Gymnastic Championships.

UPDATE July 18th: Irish artistic gymnast Rhys McClenaghan took time out from his balance beam and pommel horse to do a very different kind of Olympic warm-up with some energetic bed bouncing and mattress manoeuvres.

Read more: Tokyo Olympics: 'Anti-sex' beds debunked by athlete


UPDATE July 17th: Tokyo officials have introduced a radical way to counteract the concerns regarding the possible spread of COVID-19 among athletes.

Read more: Tokyo Olympics: 'Anti-sex' beds introduced for athletes

Anti-sex beds have been introduced by Tokyo officials for the Olympic Games.

UPDATE July 16th: Unfortunately, the competitive edge that comes with the world’s most popular sporting event also results in athletes sustaining quite painful injuries that, like a memorable triumph, live long in the memories of both fans and athletes.

Read more: Tokyo Olympics 2021: Worst injuries in Olympic Games history

Also, wondering where you can watch all of your favourite Team GB athletics during the Games? Well, wonder no more!

Read more: Tokyo Olympics: Sky Brown, Jade Jones & other Team GB stars on which events to watch

Taekwondo star Jade Jones is the reigning Olympic champion after striking gold at Rio 2016.

UPDATE July 15th: How much do you know about the Games? Can you remember how many medals Great Britain won in Rio de Janeiro? Do you know which year women’s football was first introduced as an Olympic sport? And where were the Olympics held back in 2004?

Read more: Tokyo Olympics Quiz: 15 questions to prove you're the ultimate fan

The Olympic logo on show in Tokyo, Japan.

UPDATE July 14th: This week on Jake Humphrey's High Performance Podcast, one of the greatest Olympians of all time Ian Thorpe was the special guest for an Olympics special episode ahead of the Games getting underway in Tokyo next week. 

Read more: Tokyo Olympics 2021: The greatest swimmers in history ranked, featuring Phelps, Thorpe & Lochte

Michael Phelps taking part in the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.

UPDATE July 13th: Simone Biles hadn’t competed in competitive gymnastics for almost 18 months before this year but she is now ready to make history in Tokyo this summer.

Read more: Simone Biles: Gymnastics star admits self-doubt ahead of Tokyo Olympic Games


Dates

It's going to be action-packed from the word go in Japan! The Olympic Games will take place between Wednesday, July 21st until Sunday, August 8th 2021.

The opening ceremony will happen on Friday, July 23rd.

The Tokyo Olympic Stadium will be the main venue for this year's Olympic Games.

Results

Results from the respective sports and competitions will appear here as they happen.


Sports

Here are the sports that will be under the spotlight during the Tokyo Olympics 2021:

  • 3x3 Basketball
  • Archery
  • Artistic Gymnastics
  • Artistic Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Slalom
  • Canoe Sprint
  • Cycling BMX Freestyle
  • Cycling BMX Racing
  • Cycling Mountain Bike
  • Cycling Road
  • Cycling Track
  • Diving
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Marathon Swimming
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skateboarding
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Trampoline Gymnastics
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

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