Sports Tokyo Olympics schedule: Gymnastics events finals highlight Day 9 in Tokyo
Chasing Gold: The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony is finally here ... almost. What do we know?
The Tokyo Olympics officially begin Friday with the opening ceremony, the details of which still largely remain a mystery.Early birds can watch the event live at 6:55 a.m. ET on NBC, but anyone who doesn't want to wake up with the sun can watch a tape-delayed version at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The United States has an opportunity to be the first country to repeat as gold medalist in the women's individual vault since Romania 25 years ago.
The country tied for first in 1992 and later won it outright in 1996. Jade Carey looks to be the favorite to become the second straight U.S. gymnast to win the event as she qualified second. Simone Biles, who won gold in Rio and qualified .017 points ahead of Carey,.
Biles'emerged on the vault during the team all-around final, causing the four-time gold medalist . If she doesn't compete Sunday, , who qualified fourth, will be Biles' replacement.
Canada Olympics schedule today: Day-by-day TV coverage to watch Team Canada at 2021 Tokyo Games
Sporting News has you covered on how to watch every Team Canada competition, including start times and TV channels for every sport, every day of the Tokyo Olympics.Canada is filled with gold-medal dreams as 370 athletes — including heavy favourites such as swimmer Penny Oleksiak and sprinter Andre De Grasse — take the field, pool, court or floor across Tokyo and Japan. While there are a number of first-timers, there's also a handful of athletes who are competing in a sport that's making its debut in 2021, such as sports climbing and skateboarding.
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How to watch
All times are Eastern
NBC: 8:45 a.m. to 2 a.m.
USA: 24-hour coverage
CNBC: 24-hour coverage
NBCSN: 24-hour coverage
Video: Biles withdraws from event finals for vault and uneven bars-US Gymnastics (Reuters)
Olympic Channel: 24-hour coverage
Golf Channel: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Peacock: 4 a.m. to 11 a.m.
All times are Eastern
6:30 p.m.: Golf – men's individual stroke play Round 4 (Golf Channel)
8 p.m.: Track and Field – event qualifying and finals (NBC and USA)
Olympics swimming results: Updated 2021 medal winners for every event at Tokyo Games
Keep track of the 2021 Olympic swimming results, including the full list of medal winners from each event during the Tokyo Games.Past medalists Katie Ledecky, Penny Oleksiak, Caeleb Dressel and Brent Hayden will be among the hundreds of swimming stars pursuing bronze, silver and, of course, gold medals.
8 p.m.: Beach volleyball - Men's and women's Round of 16 matches (NBC and)
8 p.m.: Rugby – women's final Replay (CNBC)
9 p.m.: BMX racing: men's and women's freestyle finals (CNBC)
9:30 p.m.: Swimming (finals) - men's 50-meter freestyle, women's 50-meter freestyle, men's 1,500-meter freestyle, women's 4x100-meter medley relay, men's 4x100-meter medley relay (NBC)
2 a.m.: Tennis – men's singles final (Olympic Channel)
2 a.m.: Diving - women's 3-meter springboard final (USA)
4 a.m.: Gymnastics – event finals (Peacock and)
4 a.m.: Track and field - semifinals and finals (NBC, Peacock and)
8:30 a.m.: Volleyball: U.S. men vs. Argentina (NBC and)
Must-read Olympic stories
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- for wearing pink masks in apparent protest of his inclusion on team.
- Morgan Pearson's stirring anchor leg in the Olympics debut of mixed relay triathlon.
- How do more than 300 horses travel to the Tokyo Olympics? .
- Why are some at Olympics?
- : Full list of each country's medal total.
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Olympic viewing guide: Andre De Grasse's best chance for gold? .
Here's what to watch on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, featuring Andre De Grasse going for his fifth Olympic medal in a fascinating men's 200-metre final.In track cycling, Canada lost the bronze race in the women's team pursuit to the U.S.