After being postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, theTokyo 2020 Olympic Games will kick off today.
Starting with an Opening Ceremony today, Friday, July 23, the games will go on for two weeks, before ending with a Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 8, 2021.
There will be more than 300 medal events taking place across more than 30 sports during the Olympics this year.
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Though certain competitions like women’s football, football, rowing, archery and softball, have already begun ahead of the ceremony, most games will officially begin after the opening ceremony
Here are the timings for the Games and where you can stream the event.
What time is the Tokyo Olympics Opening ceremony?
The Opening Ceremony which will take place at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium today, Friday, July 23, begins at 8 p.m. local time, which is 12 pm UK time. The ceremony will go on until 3pm UK time.
How to watch or stream the Tokyo Olympic 2021 Opening ceremony?
Viewers can catch the opening ceremony across all networks of NBCUniversal including USA Network, CNBC and the NBC Sports Network. The coverage of the ceremony will also be re-broadcast during US primetime hours on Friday night which will be 12 pm UK time.
For the first time ever, NBC will also be having a live broadcast of the Opening Ceremony which according to the channel “will also be available on the digital platforms of NBCUniversal, including the NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com.”
What is the mascot for the Summer Olympics?
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot, named MIRAITOWA is a cheerful and athletic character inspired by the Japanese proverb, “learn from the past and develop new ideas”.
Styled with the Ai (indigo blue) Ichimatsu pattern from the Tokyo 2020 Games emblem, the name MIRAITOWA is based on the Japanese words “mirai” ( future), and “towa” (eternity), representing the wish that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will lead to a future of everlasting hope in the hearts of everyone around the world.