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Olympics 2021 opening ceremony, full schedule, live stream online in India

Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to begin on July 23 after a one-year delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the first time the Olympics have been postponed and rescheduled, rather than canceled. The opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games will take place on July 23 at the newly built National Stadium in the Japanese capital, while the closing ceremony will take place on August 8, 2021 at the same location.

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

The 2021 Olympics will see the introduction of new competitions including 3×3 basketball, freestyle BMX and Madison cycling, as well as more co-ed events. At these Games, karate, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding will 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 at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

India will send a large contingent for the 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 for Tokyo Olympics Opening ceremony?

The opening ceremony for Tokyo 2020 will start from 8 pm local time or 4:30 pm Indian Standard Time.

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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.

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

Tokyo Olympics2021 full schedule

Sport Discilpline Dates
Aquatics Swimming July 24 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday)
Diving July 25 (Sunday) – July 28 (Wednesday), July 30 (Friday) – August 7 (Saturday)
Artistic Swimming August 2 (Monday) – August 4 (Wednesday), August 6 (Friday) – August 7 (Saturday)
Water Polo July 24 (Saturday) – August 8 (Sunday)
Marathon Swimming August 4 (Wednesday) – August 5 (Thursday)
Archery . July 23 (Friday) – Julyt 31 (Saturday)
Athletics Track & Field / Marathon July 30 (Friday) – August 8 (Sunday)
Race Walk July 30 (Friday), August 6 (Friday) – August 7 (Saturday)
Badminton . July 24 (Saturday) – August 2 (Monday)
Baseball/Softball Baseball July 28 (Wednesday) – August 5 (Thursday), August 7 (Saturday)
Softball July 21 (Wednesday) – July 22 (Tuesday), July 24 (Saturday) – July 27 (Tuesday)
Basketball 3×3 Basketball July 24 (Saturday) – July 28 (Wednesday)
Basketball July 25 (Sunday) – August 8 (Sunday)
Boxing . July 24 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday), August 3 (Tuesday) – August 8 (Sunday)
Canoe Slalom July 25 (Sunday) – July 30 (Friday)
Sprint August 2 (Monday) – August 7 (Saturday)
Cycling BMX Freestyle July 31 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday)
BMX Racing July 29 (Thursday) – July 30 (Friday)
Mountain Bike July 26 (Monday) – July 29 (Tuesday)
Road July 26 (Saturday) – July 25 (Sunday), July 28 (Wednesday)
Track August 2 (Monday) – August 8 (Sunday)
Equestrian Dressage July 24 (Saturday) – July 25 (Sunday), July 27 (Tuesday) – July 28 (Wednesday)
Eventing July 30 (Friday) – August 2 (Monday)
Jumping August 3 (Tuesday) August 6 (Wednesday), August 7 (Friday) – August 7 (Saturday)
Fencing . July 24 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday)
Football . July 21 (Wednesday) – July 22 (Thursday), July 24 (Saturday) – July 25 (Sunday), July 27 (Tuesday) – July 28 (Wednesday), July 30 (Friday) – July 31 (Saturday), August 2 (Monday) – August 3 (Tuesday), August 5 (Thursday) – August 7 (Saturday)
Golf July 29 (Thursday) – August 1 (Sunday), August 4 (Wednesday) – August 7 (Saturday)
Gymnastics Artistic July 24 (Saturday) – July 29 (Thursday), August 1 (Sunday) – August 3 (Tuesday)
Rhythmic August 6 (Friday) – August 8 (Sunday)
Trampoline July 30 (Friday) – July 31 (Saturday)
Handball . July 24 (Saturday) – August 8 (Sunday)
Hockey . July 24 (Saturday) – August 6 (Friday)
Judo . July 24 (Saturday) – July 31 (Saturday)
Karate Kata, Kumite August 5 (Thursday)- August 7 (Saturday)
Modern Pentathlon . August 5 (Thursday) – August 7 (Saturday)
Rowing . July 23 (Friday) – July 30 (Friday)
Rugby . July 26 (Monday) – July 31 (Saturday)
Sailing . July 25 (Sunday) – August 4 (Wednesday)
Shooting Rifle and Pistol July 24 (Saturday) – July 25 (Sunday), July 27 (Tuesday), July 29 (Thursday) – August 2 (Monday)
Shotgun July 25 (Sunday) – July 26 (Monday), July 28 (Wednesday) – July 29 (Thursday), July 31 (Saturday)
Skateboarding Park August 4 (Wednesday) – August 5 (Thursday)
Street July 25 (Sunday) – July 26 (Monday)
Sport Climbing . August 3 (Tuesday) – August 6 (Friday)
Surfing . July 25 (Sunday) – August 1 (Sunday)
Table Tennis . July 24 (Saturday) – July 30 (Friday), August 1 (Sunday) – August 6 (Friday)
Taekwondo . July 24 (Saturday) – July 27 (Tuesday)
Tennis . July 24 (Saturday) – August 1 (Sunday)
Triathlon . July 26 (Monday) – July 27 (Tuesday), July 31 (Saturday)
Volleyball Beach Volleyball July 24 (Saturday) – August 7 (Saturday)
Volleyball July 24 (Saturday) – August 8 (Sunday)