The 2020 Summer Olympics: Opening Ceremony, Schedule And Closing Ceremony

Published on 21st Jul 2021 by BlogBuster Editorial Team

All You Need To Know About Tokyo Olympics 2021 Schedule, Opening Ceremony And Closing Ceremony

The 2020 Summer Olympics, also known as Summer Olympics 2021 or Tokyo Olympics 2021 is an upcoming international sporting event that consists of multiple sports. Initially scheduled to take place in the year 2020, the 2020 Summer Olympics were shifted to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed and rescheduled, rather than cancelled. The originally planned Tokyo Olympics 2020 dates were 24th July 2020 to 9th August 2020. Now, after almost a year, the revised Tokyo Olympics 2021 dates are 23rd July 2021 to 8th August 2021. Some preliminary sporting events of the Summer Olympics 2021 are all set to begin as early as 21st July 2021.

Owing to the safety of the players and everyone involved in the 2020 Summer Olympics, it will be held largely behind closed doors with no spectators permitted. The Olympics is considered as one of the world’s successful sporting events that include more than 206 nations that confirm participation. Summer Olympics 2021 will be held in Tokyo’s National Stadium, the central venue for the 1964 Olympic Games.
 

Summer Olympics 2021: Host City

As the name suggests, the Summer Olympics 2020 will be held in Tokyo, Japan. There will be 206 nations and almost 11,091 athletes competing in the Summer Olympics 2021. The host city was chosen for the 2020 Summer Olympics during the 125th session of IOC in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the 7th of September 2013. Japan will have the honour of hosting the Olympics for the second time in Tokyo with the first time being in 1964. Several countries including American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Aruba, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong are competing for the first time in the Summer Olympics 2021.

2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony And Closing Ceremony

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony is scheduled to take place on 23rd July 2021. It will combine the formal and ceremonial opening of the international multi-sporting event, including welcoming speeches, hoisting of the flags and the parade of athletes, with an artistic spectacle that will showcase the host nation's culture and history. The vast majority of the artistic spectacle will be pre-recorded, with live segments performed with a small VIP audience. The concept of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony is “United By Emotions” through which the organisers aim at reaffirming the role of sport and the value of the Olympic Games. The concept of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony is “Moving Forward”. It will pass on the salient message that even if we can’t be together, we are bound by the experience of the same moment that we will never forget. The closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics 2021 will be conducted on 8th August, 2021.

Olympic Torch Relay

In 2009, the IOC banned any international Olympic Torch Relays for further games. This year, the Olympic Torch is scheduled to visit only two countries of Greece and the host nation Japan. The first phase of the relay began on 12 March 2020, with the traditional flame lighting ceremony at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece but was later transferred to Tokyo as the 2020 Summer Olympics were postponed to the current year. On 25th March 2021, the Olympic Torch was ignited again and the Olympic Torch Relay began. The slogan of the Summer Olympics 2021 torch relay is "Hope Lights Our Way".

Olympic Torch Relay
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New Sports In 2020 Olympics

The goal of the 2020 Summer Olympics was to give a youthful and urban appeal and also increase the number of female participation. In total there will be 339 in 33 sports events held at the games which take place under fifty (42 venues) different disciplines. Five new sports in 2020 Olympics are introduced including Baseball / Softball, Surfing, Skateboarding, Karate and Sport Climbing.
 

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Schedule

The Tokyo Olympics 2021 dates are 23rd July 2021 to 8th August 2021 and the Tokyo Olympics 2021 schedule is as follows-

Sport Discipline Dates Medal Days

Aquatics

Swimming 24th July (Saturday) - 1st August (Sunday) 25th July - 1st August
Diving 25th July (Sunday) - 28th July (Wednesday), 30th July (Friday) - 7th August (Saturday) 25th July - 28th July, 1st August, 3rd August, 5th August, 7th August
Artistic Swimming 2nd August (Monday) - 4th August (Wednesday), 6th August (Friday) - 7th August (Saturday) 4th August, 7th August
Water Polo 24th July (Saturday) - 8th August (Sunday) 7th August, 8th August
Marathon Swimming 4th August (Wednesday) - 5th August (Thursday) 4th August, 5th August
Archery   23rd July (Friday) - 31st July (Saturday) 24th July - 26th July, 30th July, 31st July

Athletics

Track & Field / Marathon 30th July (Friday) - 8th August (Sunday)

30th July - 8th August

Race Walk 30th July (Friday), 6th August (Friday) - 7th August (Saturday)
Badminton   24th July (Saturday) 2nd August (Monday) 30th July - 2nd August

Baseball & Softball

Baseball 28th July (Wednesday) - 5th August (Thursday), 7th August (Saturday) 7th August
Softball 21st July (Wednesday) - 22nd July (Tuesday), 24th July (Saturday) - 27th July (Tuesday) 27th July

Basketball

3x3 Basketball 24th July (Saturday) - 28th July (Wednesday) 28th August
Basketball 25th July (Sunday) - 8th August (Sunday) 7th August, 8th August
Boxing   24th July (Saturday) - 1st August (Sunday), 3rd August (Tuesday) - 8th August (Sunday) 31st July, 1st August, 3rd August - 8th August

Canoe

Slalom 25th July (Sunday) - 30th July (Friday) 26th July, 27th July, 29th July, 30th July
Sprint 2nd August (Monday) - 7th August (Saturday) 3rd August, 5th August, 7th August

Cycling

BMX Freestyle 31st July (Saturday) - 1st August (Sunday) 1st August
BMX Racing 29th July (Thursday) - 30th July (Friday) 30th July
Mountain Bike 26th July (Monday) - 29th July (Tuesday) 26th July, 27th July
Road 26th July (Saturday) - 25th July (Sunday), 28th July (Wednesday) 24th July, 25th July, 28th July
Track 2nd August (Monday) - 8th August (Sunday) 2nd August - 8th August

Equestrian

Dressage 24th July (Saturday) - 25th July (Sunday), 27th July (Tuesday) - 28th July (Wednesday) 27th July, 28th July
Eventing 30th July (Friday) - 2nd August (Monday) 2nd August
Jumping 3rd August (Tuesday) - 6th August (Wednesday), 7th August (Friday) 4th August, 7th August
Fencing   24th July (Saturday) - 1st August (Sunday) 24th July - 1st August
Football   21st July (Wednesday) - 22nd July (Thursday), 24th July (Saturday) - 25th July (Sunday), 27th July (Tuesday) - 28th July (Wednesday), 30th July (Friday) - 31st July (Saturday), 2nd August (Monday) - 3rd August (Tuesday), 5th August (Thursday) - 7th August (Saturday) 5th August - 7th August
Golf   29th July (Thursday) 1st August (Sunday), 4th August (Wednesday) - 7th August (Saturday) 1st August, 7th August

Gymnastics

Artistic 24th July (Saturday) - 29th July (Thursday), 1st August (Sunday) - 3rd August (Tuesday) 26th July - 29th July, 1st August - 3rd August
Rhythmic 6th August (Friday) - 8th August (Sunday) 7th August, 8th August
Trampoline 30th July (Friday) - 31st July (Saturday) 30th July, 31st July
Handball   24th July (Saturday) - 8th August (Sunday) 7th August, 8th August
Hockey   24th July (Saturday) - 6th August (Friday) 5th August, 6th August
Judo   24th July (Saturday) - 31st July (Saturday) 24th July - 31st July
Karate Kata, Kumite 5th August (Thursday) - 7th August (Saturday) 5th August - 7th August
Modern Pentathlon   5th August (Thursday) - 7th August (Saturday) 6th August, 7th August
Rowing   23rd July (Friday) - 30th July (Friday) 27th July - 31st July
Rugby   26th July (Monday) - 31st July (Saturday) 28th July, 31st July
Sailing   25th July (Sunday) - 4th August (Wednesday) 31st July - 4th August

Shooting

Rifle & Pistol 24th July (Saturday) - 25th July (Sunday), 27th July (Tuesday), 29th July (Thursday) - 2nd August (Monday)

24th July - 27th July, 29th July - 31st July, 2nd August

Shotgun 25th July (Sunday) - 26th July (Monday), 28th July (Wednesday) 29th July (Thursday), 31st July (Saturday)

Skateboarding

Park 4th August (Wednesday) - 5th August (Thursday) 4th August, 5th August
Street 25th July (Sunday) - 26th July (Monday) 25th July, 26th July
Sport Climbing   3rd August (Tuesday) - 6th August (Friday) 5th August, 6th August
Surfing   25th July (Sunday) - 1st August (Sunday) 28th July
Table Tennis   24th July (Saturday) - 30th July (Friday), 1st August (Sunday) - 6th August (Friday) 26th July, 29th Julu, 30th July, 5th August, 6th August
Taekwondo   24th July (Saturday) - 27th July (Tuesday) 24th July - 27th July
Tennis   24th July (Saturday) - 1st August (Sunday)  
Triathlon   26th July (Monday) - 27th July (Tuesday), 31st July (Saturday) 26th July, 27th July, 31st July

Volleyball

Beach Volleyball 24th July (Saturday) - 7th August (Saturday)

7th August, 8th August

Volleyball 24th July (Saturday) - 8th August (Sunday)

Top 20 Countries With Most Olympic Medals

Before the Summer Olympics 2021 commences, let us look at the top 20 countries that have won the highest number of Olympic medals-

Countries Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States Of America 1022 795 706 2523
Soviet Union 395 319 296 1,010
Great Britain 263 295 293 851
France 216 246 269 731
Germany 191 194 230 615
Italy 207 178 193 577
China 224 167 155 546
Australia 147 166 188 501
Sweden 145 170 179 494
Hungary 175 147 169 491
Japan 142 136 161 439
Russia 149 125 152 426
East Germany 153 129 127 409
Romania 89 94 121 304
Finland 101 85 117 303
Canada 64 102 136 302
Netherlands 85 92 108 285
Poland 68 84 132 284
South Korea 90 87 90 267
Cuba 78 68 80 226
Top 20 Countries With Most Olympic Medals
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Tata Sky Channels To Watch Summer Olympics 2021

You can watch the 2020 Summer Olympics LIVE only on Tata Sky Sony Six HD - 483, Sony Six SD - 484, Sony Ten 1 HD - 470, Sony Ten 2 HD - 473 and Sony Ten 3 HD - 475. You can activate the Sports HD Pack available on Tata Sky with a total of 12 sports channels to enjoy the Summer Olympics 2021 without any hassle. The Sports HD Pack is available at just ₹175.58 per month. Or you can opt to activate a single Tata Sky sports channel through the following ways-

  • Tata Sky website-To add a new channel in a few easy steps, click here.
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  1. Send a ‘Hi’ from your registered mobile number on WhatsApp to 18002086633.
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