Sport Olympics 2021: Important dates to know as the Summer Games approach
'Suffocated': Art becomes form of protest against Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — Miwako Sakauchi stands in her studio and brushes spinning swirls on torn cardboard and drawing paper, using the five colors designated as symbols of the modern Olympiad. Titled “Vortex,” her paintings show the “anger, fear, sense of contradiction and state violence” over the residents evicted and the trees felled so enormous Olympic stadiums could be built, Sakauchi said. “I can’t think of it as a ‘festival of peace’ in this situation. It's totally nonsensical."The Japanese public mostly opposes holding the Tokyo Olympics next month during a pandemic, polls have shown, even though outward dissent such as protests has been small.
The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are set to begin in July after being postponed from last summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With the action of the main events drawing near, fans will be able to keep up with everything that leads up to the Olympics. The U.S. Olympic trials will began on June 6 and will last in various sports across multiple cities until June 27.
U.S. Olympic trials schedule
- U.S. Olympic Diving Trials: June 6-13, Indianapolis
- U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials: June 4-7 (Wave I), June 13-20 (Wave II), Omaha, Neb.
- U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials: June 18-27, Eugene, Ore.
- U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials: June 24-27, St. Louis
Following the trials, the Olympics will begin on July 21 and last until August 8.
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First Events: July 21-22. Women's football and softball will kick off group stage competition. The first event will be a softball match between Australia and Japan on July 21
July 23 - Opening ceremonies: July 23, 6:55 a.m. ET
July 24 - Day 1 Headline Events: Men's cycling road race, men's sabre in fencing, 3-on-3 basketball makes its Olympic debut
July 25 - Day 2 Headline Events: First swimming finals, skateboarding makes Olympics debut
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July 26 - Day 3 Headline Events: Women's 400m freestyle, men's 4x100m freestyle relay, men's gymnastics
July 27 - Day 4 Headline Events: Women's gymnastics team final, men's 100m backstroke, women's 100m breaststroke, first Olympic softball final since 2008
How the L.A. '84 Olympics Changed Everything
From technology to television to women's sports, nothing would ever be the same. It had to be the least compelling competition in the history of the Olympic movement. The bid to host the Games often becomes a pitched battle, pitting one world capital against another world capital—often with significant capital changing hands.But the derby to host the 1984 Summer Games came down to two disparate municipalities: Los Angeles and . . . Tehran. Los Angeles was desperate to host, having submitted bids for the Summer Games in 1948, ’52, ’56, ’76 and ’80. When each of those was unsuccessful, L.A.
July 28 - Day 5 Headline Events: Olympic surfing medals pending weather, women's 200m freestyle, men's gymnastics all-around final
July 29 - Day 6 Headline Events: Simone Biles' chance to become the first woman to repeat as Olympic all-around champion since 1968. In swimming, Caleb Dressel could take aim at a world record in the 100m freestyle, while Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel may be part of the 4x200m freestyle relay.
July 30 - Day 7 Headline Events: Women's rowing, BMX racing, women's 100m freestyle final
July 31 - Day 8 Headline Events: Women's track and field 100m, women's tennis singles final, men's 100m butterfly, women's 100m freestyle
August 1 - Day 9 Headline Events: Men's track and field 100m, men's swimming medley replay artistic gymnastics event finals
August 2 - Day 10 Headline Events: Wrestling, women's 100m hurdles, women's floor exercise
August 3 - Day 11 Headline Events: Final day of artistic gymnastics, women's long jump, women's 400m hurdles
August 4 - Day 12 Headline Events: Men's track and field 200m and 800m, women's 400m hurdles, weightlifting concludes
August 5 - Day 13 Headline Events: Men's track and field 400m and 100m hurdles, men's park skateboarding, women's canoe spring
August 6 - Day 14 Headline Events: Women's soccer, women's beach volleyball
August 7 - Day 15 Headline Events: Men's basketball final, Women's water polo final, baseball final, last full day of competition
August 8 - Day 16: Headline Events Olympic marathon, women's basketball final, closing ceremonies
NBCUniversal unveils plans for unprecedented 7,000 hours of Tokyo Olympics programming .
The biggest media event ever, the Olympics will span two broadcast networks, six cable networks and multiple digital platforms. “After a devastating year, the world comes together again, finally, in Tokyo this summer,” Molly Solomon, Executive Producer and President, NBC Olympics Production, said in the release. “We are going to deliver the most comprehensive — and accessible — coverage for any sports event in history. The depth and breadth of our broadcasts will be unprecedented, showcasing once-in-a-generation athletes and storylines that will capture the incredible uniqueness of these Games and our times.