🌏 Tokyo 2020 Olympics- Schedule, Events, Medals, New Records and All you need to know

:stadium: One of the most-awaited events of the sporting calendar, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is less than 24-hour away from its start.

The rescheduled Games will kick off on July 23 from the newly-built :jp: Japan National Stadium while the closing ceremony will take place on August 8.

The 16th Summer Paralympic Games, are scheduled to be held between 24 August and 5 September 2021.

The 2020 edition of the Summer Games that were scheduled to take place in Tokyo were postponed due to the pandemic last year and will take place this year carrying the Tokyo Olympics 2020 moniker.

While the organisers and authorities are still panicking due to the rise in COVID cases in the Games Village, the event will still go ahead as of now and will be hosted without spectators.

An astounding number of 11,000 athletes from 206 countries are expected to compete in 33 sports in 339 events across 42 venues in the Olympics this year, making it a monumental global sports event in the unprecedented pandemic times.

:fireworks: See you in Tokyo - Well virtually! :slightly_smiling_face:

:tada: The opening ceremony will mostly be a sobering performance with not all athletes present at the teams’ parade. Instead of 11,000 athletes marching into a capacity-crowd stadium as seen in earlier opening events, the team parade will be smaller in a largely empty Tokyo Olympic stadium, barring a few hundred officials.

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics will start at 4:30 pm IST (8:00pm local time) on July 23.

This thread is for updates, winner announcements, and memorable moments of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

Join us in sharing the accomplishments of players and celebrating this mega global event that has the power to bring the entire world together in these trying times.


:1st_place_medal: :2nd_place_medal: :3rd_place_medal: Live Medal Tally - By Country

:stadium: Events Schedule - Tokyo 2020 Olympics


Tokyo 2020 Olympics started yesterday! Just some of the highlights…

:softball: Japan starting strong in #softball

:soccer: Teams were kneeling before the competition

:soccer: Vivianne Miedema scored four goals for Netherland

:man_cartwheeling: First look at the men’s gymnastics contenders in podium training


On Wednesday, Marta became the first player to score in five-straight Olympics.

Pele wrote a message for her, saying she’s an inspiration and making the world a better place.


Skateboarding will make it’s Olympic debut at the Tokyo Olympics :handshake::skateboard:


4 other new sports will debut at the 2021 Games

BMX freestyle, Karate, Sport climbing and Surfing are other sports debuting in the Summer Olympics in hopes of attracting a young demographic.

While Baseball and Softball have made its way back into Tokyo Games after a 13-year and Olympic hiatus. Baseball and softball will be one-off additions to the Games, as neither is currently slated to be a part of the 2024 Paris Olympics.


The men’s Olympic football tournament starts today!

Who will take gold this year? :1st_place_medal:


Dani Alves will captain Brazil in the Olympics :dizzy:

38 years old and still going strong :muscle:


206 countries - This number may sound absurd to any person having even the faintest interest in geography.


Because the total number of countries in the world is 195!

So, how can 206 countries participate in the 2020 Olympics when only 195 really exist? Well, simply because not all countries participating in the Olympics are really countries!

A simple explanation for this is:
IOC or the International Olympics Committee is the body that takes the final call on who gets to participate in the Olympics. Each body or state that the IOC decides can participate is called a National Olympic Committee or NOC. For example, the Indian NOC is titled the Indian Olympic Association. So, the 206 countries participating in the Olympics are actually NOCs. These will include the following:

Type of NOC Count Description
Countries 193 Member countries of the UN
1 Non-member observer country of Palestine
Other states 9 Dependent territories of the American Samoa, Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Guam, Aruba and Puerto Rico
2 Partially recognized states of Chinese Taipei or Taiwan and Kosovo
1 Almost-independent state of Cook Islands


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Richarlison :brazil: has bagged a hat-trick in just :two::three: minutes against Germany :de:. This is the first treble scored by a Premier league player at the Olympics :flushed::flushed::fire:



Countries & No. of Athletes Participating in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

:1st_place_medal: :2nd_place_medal: :3rd_place_medal: Which country are you cheering? :black_flag: :v:


1 - Richarlison’s hat-trick for Brazil against Germany is the first treble scored by a Premier League player at the Olympic games.


:triangular_flag_on_post: Today’s results: Olympics Men Football

:egypt: Egypt 0-0 Spain :es:

:mexico: Mexico 4-1 France :fr:

:new_zealand: New Zealand 1-0 South Korea :kr:

:cote_divoire: Ivory Coast 2-1 Saudi Arabia :saudi_arabia:

:argentina: Argentina 0-2 Australia :australia:

:honduras: Honduras 0-1 Romania :romania:

:jp: Japan 1-0 South Africa :south_africa:

:brazil: Brazil 4-2 Germany :de:


Indians Participating in opening ceremony.

  1. Hockey – 1
  2. Boxing – 8
  3. Table Tennis – 4
  4. Rowing – 2
  5. Gymnastics – 1
  6. Swimming – 1
  7. Sailing – 4
  8. Fencing – 1
  9. Officals – 6

Indian Women’s & Men’s Hockey schedule


Men’s ranking round: Pravin Jadhav finishes with a 54 and at the 31st position is the highest finisher for India.
31. Pravin Jadhav - total 656
35. Atanu Das - 653
37. Tarundeep Rai: 652


The Games of the XXXII Olympiad are officially open!

Approximately 10,400 people attended the opening ceremony
Team Delegation (Athletes & Team Officials) : Approximately 6,000
Games stakeholders and guests of honor : Approximately 900
Media : Approximately 3,500 (Broadcasters : 1,500 / Press : 2,000)

:jp: President HASHIMOTO Seiko :speaking_head:

“After more than half a century, the Olympic Games have returned to Tokyo. Now we will do everything in our power to make this Games a source of pride for generations to come.”



Tokyo 2020 emblem at the Olympics Opening Ceremony

Composed of three varieties of rectangular shapes, the design represents different countries, cultures, ways of thinking and incorporates the message “Unity in Diversity.” :handshake:


The legacy of Tokyo 1964 lives on at Tokyo 2020

These Olympic Rings were crafted with wood grown from trees that were planted by athletes :five: :seven: years ago when the Olympics first came to Tokyo.


Parade of Athletes :wave:

As is custom, :greece: Greece were the first nation to enter the Olympic Stadium at the Opening Ceremony.


:india: Team India

Boxing legend and London Games bronze medallist Mary Kom and men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh, India’s flag bearers, led the Indian contingent at the parade of nations during the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony. 19 Indian athletes and 6 officials made their way to the Olympic stadium.


:jp: Host nation Japan

Japan entered the Olympic Stadium completing the parade of athletes at the Opening Ceremony.


:new_moon: That’s no moon…it’s a Tokyo 2020 drone display! :astonished:



What an honor ! :fire:

Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic Cauldron to kick off the Games!

Did you know?

Tokyo Olympic flame is the first powered by hydrogen. Inspired by the sun, the Tokyo Olympic cauldron is designed to be better for the planet. The flame at Tokyo’s National Stadium and another cauldron burning along the waterfront near Tokyo Bay throughout the games will be sustained in part by hydrogen, the first time the fuel source will be used to power an Olympic fire.


For the first time in history!

Israeli victims of the 1972 Olympic massacre in Munich are honored in a moment of silence at the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony.


First medal for India :india:

24 July - :weight_lifting_woman: / Women’s 49kg
:1st_place_medal:HOU Zhihui - China :cn:
:2nd_place_medal: Chanu Saikhom Mirabai - India :india:
:3rd_place_medal: Windy Cantika Aisah! - Indonesia :indonesia:

:2nd_place_medal: Mirabai Chanu wins historic silver in women’s 49kg weightlifting

Chanu successfully lifted 110kg in her first clean and jerk attempt. Chanu thus becomes the second ever Indian female weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to win an Olympic weightlifting medal.

:1st_place_medal: :2nd_place_medal: :3rd_place_medal: Latest Medal Tally - By Country