How to watch Team USA athletes in action at Tokyo 2020 Olympics right now

Following a dramatic day for Team USA, action continues on day five of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Wednesday 28 July (Tuesday evening in the U.S.)

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Day five of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, in 2021, is underway in Japan, and Wednesday 28th July promises to be jammed pack full of action for the United States team.

Across the Games, everywhere you look there are big events worth watching. Katie Ledecky has another chance to get her first gold of Tokyo 2020 in the pool in the morning (Tuesday evening in America), while the women's 3x3 basketball team will be hoping to create a slice of history of their own as the debut Olympic discipline concludes. For some, it will be a continuation of pool play or group stages, for others medals will be on the line. And after the shocking events of day four, you certainly do not want to miss out.

Who should you keep an eye and how should you follow their them in action? Read on for more.

Team USA: who to watch on day five of Tokyo 2020

Here's a small selection of the ones to watch...


Katie Ledecky will be back in action in the pool. The morning session of finals on Wednesday (28 July), which are late on Tuesday night in the U.S.

After settling for silver after being denied gold in her first final by Australia’s Ariarne Titmus, Ledecky will be hoping to get back to her familiar winning ways in not one, but two finals in the same session should things unfold as expected. She will be competing in the 200m freestyle at 10:41 JST (21:41 in her native Washington D.C.) and 1500m freestyle at 11:54 JST (22:45).


The U.S. men’s basketball team will hope for a strong rebound performance against Iran in their next pool game today, after a 83-76 shock loss to France saw the team’s 25-game win streak dramatically end. The match takes place at 13:40 JST which is 00:40 on the east coast.

Olympic debutant Jrue Holiday ahead of the match said: "We have to keep going; we have to break that barrier.”

3x3 Basketball.

The women’s team will face France in the semi-final of the inaugural 3x3 basketball competition at 17:00 (JST). At stake will be a spot in the gold medal match which, will be played against the winner of the other semifinal featuring ROC and the People’s Republic of China.


The U.S. men’s rugby team didn't qualify for the men’s semi-finals.

Team USA will therefore fight for a fifth-eighth placing, and they will begin their campaign against Canada at 10:00 (JST) before then facing either South Africa or Australia in the next session starting at 16:30 (JST).

How to watch U.S. athletes in action at the Tokyo 2020 Games

With so much on, we have you covered no matter how you choose to consume the Games.

You can find out where to watch all the action at the Tokyo Olympic Games by clicking here.

For real-time updates on the sporting drama as it unfolds following our Tokyo 2020 live blog here.


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