sport news Tokyo Olympics: Games FINALLY get underway in less than a week with 339 events ...

sport news Tokyo Olympics: Games FINALLY get underway in less than a week with 339 events ...
sport news Tokyo Olympics: Games FINALLY get underway in less than a week with 339 events ...
The delayed Olympic Games FINALLY get underway in less than a week, with women's football and softball matches taking place two days BEFORE the opening ceremony in Tokyo as organisers cram in 339 medal events across just 19 days

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The delayed Olympic Games in Tokyo will see 339 medal events crammed into a 19-day period, with two sports kicking off before the opening ceremony.

The Games finally get underway next week, with group matches in women's football and softball to be played on Wednesday, two days before Friday's opening ceremony at Japan's National stadium.

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This is to ensure all the longer events can be crammed in before the closing ceremony on August 8 as well as making sure there are no significant clashes on TV.

The delayed Olympic Games gets underway next week before the opening ceremony

The delayed Olympic Games gets underway next week before the opening ceremony

Team GB's women's football team will play their first match on Wednesday, July 21

Team GB's women's football team will play their first match on Wednesday, July 21

The first women's softball matches will kick off at 1am UK time with Australia vs Japan, Italy vs United States and Mexico vs Canada.

The women's football will kick-off at 8am UK time, with Team GB taking on Chile.

Tokyo is eight hours ahead of the UK and most events will take place from around midnight to 3pm, but some events such as the marathons, race walks and triathlons, will start earlier. 

The first medals will not be won until the day after the opening ceremony, with archery, judo, weightlifting, taekwondo, shooting, fencing and road cycling all taking place on the Saturday. 

The first gold to be awarded will be in the the women's 10m air rifle competition

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