Day-by-day guide to Team USA athletes in action at Tokyo 2020

The Olympic Rings are displayed by the Odaiba Marine Park Olympic venue on June 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
The Olympic Rings are displayed by the Odaiba Marine Park Olympic venue on June 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

When is Simone Biles competing? On what day can I watch Katie Ledecky? Here’s your daily guide to the U.S. athletes looking to impress at Tokyo 2020 in 2021.

After an additional year of waiting, time is now up. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in 2021, are here.

Across 17 days of competition – including two additional days before the day of the Opening Ceremony – the world’s best athletes will compete to be in with a chance to call themselves Olympic champion.

Team USA is sure to make headlines throughout the course of the Games with stars such as Simone Biles, Allyson Felix and Noah Lyles all competing in Japan’s capital.

When is Simone Biles competing? On what day can I watch Katie Ledecky?

Ask no more. Olympics.com has compiled a day-by-day guide that covers all those questions and more. All times below are in Japan Standard Time (Eastern time ET +13 hours).

21 July, day minus two

On the very first day of action in Tokyo, softball will make its anticipated return after 13 years of waiting.

Two-time Olympian Cat Osterman will lead the United States out against Italy. The 38-year-old won gold in Athens 2004, and silver in Beijing 2008. This will be the last chance to catch the captain in action as Osterman plans to hang up her gloves at the closing of the Games.

Also in action are the U.S. women’s national soccer team. Team USA will have Rio 2016 firmly in the back of their minds when they take on silver medallists Sweden at the beginning of the group stages.

Football star Megan Rapinoe, who was notably absent with injury when USWNT were knocked out by Sweden in the 2016 quarter-final, will be one to watch. The 36-year-old was named FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year in 2019.

Medal events: none

Football
1630-2130:
Women’s Group E (Sapporo Dome): Great Britain vs Chile, Japan vs Canada; 1700-2200: Women’s Group F (Miyagi Stadium): China vs Brazil, Zambia vs Netherlands; 1730-2230: Women’s Group G (Tokyo Stadium): Sweden vs USA, Australia vs New Zealand

Softball
0900-1700:
Round robin (Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium): Australia v Japan, Italy v USA, Mexico v. Canada

LYON, FRANCE - JULY 07:  Megan Rapinoe of the USA celebrates with teammates Alex Morgan and Samantha Mewis after scoring her team's first goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 07: Megan Rapinoe of the USA celebrates with teammates Alex Morgan and Samantha Mewis after scoring her team's first goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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22 July, day minus one

The U.S. softball team are back in action against Canada in their second match of the Games.

Elsewhere the men’s football begins with a mouth-watering prospect. Rio 2016 gold medallists Brazil will face off against silver medallists Germany in the last game of the day.

Medal events: none

Football
1630-2130: Men’s Group C (Sapporo Dome): Egypt vs Spain, Argentina vs Australia; 1700-2200: Men’s Group A (Tokyo Stadium): Mexico vs France, Japan vs South Africa; Men’s Group B (Ibaraki Kashima Stadium): New Zealand vs Republic of Korea, Honduras vs Romania; 1730-2230: Men’s Group D (International Stadium Yokohama): Côte d'Ivoire vs Saudi Arabia; Brazil vs Germany

Softball
0900-1700:
Round robin (Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium): USA v Canada, Mexico v Japan, Italy v Australia

Cat Osterman delivers a pitch against Japan during the women's gold medal game during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Cat Osterman delivers a pitch against Japan during the women's gold medal game during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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23 July, day zero

The XXXII Olympiad will officially begin with the Opening Ceremony.

Medal events: none

Archery
0900-1100:
W individual ranking round; 1300-1500: M individual ranking round

Rowing
0830-1210:
M/W single, double, quadruple sculls heats

Opening Ceremony: 2000-2300

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 05:  Fireworks are seen during the opening ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 05: Fireworks are seen during the opening ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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24 July, day one

It’s all action as day one of the Games gets underway.

In women’s water polo the U.S team, who are aiming for their third consecutive gold medal in Tokyo, will open event proceedings with a game against Japan.

Look out for two-time Olympic gold medallist Maggie Steffens and her ruthless goal scoring ability. The 28-year-old Team USA captain tied an Olympic tournament record at London 2012, scoring 21 goals. At Rio, she led all scorers again with a grand total of 17.

Carli Lloyd, another star in the studded USWNT line-up will join her teammates in their second group-stage fixture against New Zealand. The 39-year-old, who is on the hunt for a third gold medal, is the oldest player to ever represent the women’s football team at an Olympics.

Medal events: 11

Archery
1415-1610:
Mixed team quarters/semis/final

Cycling road
1100-1815:
M road race

Fencing
1955-2025: W epee Individual Bronze Medal Match; 2027-2052:
M sabre Individual Bronze Medal Match; 2055-2125: W epee Individual Gold Medal Match; 2128-2153: M sabre Individual Gold Medal Match

Judo
1808-1828: W -48kg Contest for bronze; 1828-1839:
W -48kg Final; 1839-1859: M -60kg Contest for bronze; 1859-1910: M -60kg Final

Shooting
0830-0945:
W 10m air rifle Qualification; 1045-1125: W 10m air rifle Final

Taekwondo
1900-2000:
W -49kg/-58kg repechages; 2030-2045: W -49kg Bronze Medal Contest; 2045-2100: M -58kg Bronze Medal Contest; 2100-2115: W -49kg Bronze Medal Contest; 2125-2130: M -58kg Bronze Medal Contest; 2130-2145: W -49kg Gold Medal Contest; 2145-2230: M -58kg Gold Medal Contest, W -49kg Victory Ceremony, M -58kg Victory Ceremony

Weightlifting
1350-1600:
W 49kg Group A, victory ceremony

Carli Lloyd of United States celebrates after scoring during the Women's Group G first round match against France during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)
Carli Lloyd of United States celebrates after scoring during the Women's Group G first round match against France during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)
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25 July, day two

The U.S. men’s basketball team begin their Olympic campaign when they take to court against France. Back-to-back NBA championship-winner Kevin Durant is one of many big names in Team USA’s roster. Durant finished as the team’s leading scorer in the past two Games and will be hunting a third gold medal for his collection.

Elsewhere, skateboarding star Nyjah Huston will make his Olympic debuting alongside his sport when the men’s street contest gets underway. The 26-year-old, renowned for his attacking style, is 12-time X Games gold medallist and will take some beating at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo.

Medal events: 18

Archery
1345-1600:
W team quarters/semis; 1615-1638: W team bronze medal match; 1640-1703: W team gold medal match

Cycling road
1300-1735:
W road race

Diving
1500-1600:
W synchronised 3m springboard final

Fencing
1955-2025:
W Foil Individual Bronze Medal Match; 2027-2052: M Epee Individual Bronze Medal Match; 2055-2125: W Foil Individual Gold Medal Match; 2128-2153: M Epee Individual Gold Medal Match

Judo
1808-1828:
W -52kg Contest for Bronze; 1828-1839: W -52kg Final; 1839-1859: M -66kg Contest for Bronze; 1859-1910: M -66kg Final

Shooting
0900-1015:
W 10m air pistol qualification; 1115-1155: W 10m air pistol final; 1300-1415: M 10m air rifle qualification; 1530-1610: M 10m air rifle final

Skateboarding
0900-1225:
M street prelims; 1225-1355: M street Final

Swimming
1030-1220:
M 400IM, M 400 free, W 400IM, W 4x100 free relay

Taekwondo
1900-2000:
W -57kg / M -68kg repechages; 2030-2045: W -57kg Bronze Medal Contest; 2045-2100: M -68kg Bronze Medal Contest; 2100-2115: W -57kg Bronze Medal Contest; 2115-2130: M -68kg Bronze Medal Contest; 2130-2145: W -57kg Gold Medal; 2145-2230: M -68kg Gold Medal, W -57kg Victory Ceremony, M -69kg Victory Ceremony

Weightlifting
1550-1800:
M 61kg Group A; 1950-2200: M 67kg Group A

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21:  Kevin Durant #5 of United States drives the ball up the court against Serbia during the Men's Gold medal game on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21: Kevin Durant #5 of United States drives the ball up the court against Serbia during the Men's Gold medal game on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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26 July, day three

Swimming star Katie Ledecky has her first shot at a medal in Tokyo with the women’s 400m freestyle final, but faces fierce opposition in Ariane Titmus of Australia. 24-year-old Ledecky has won five Olympic gold medals and will be seeking to grow her collection at the Games.

Also in the pool, Caelab Dressel, heir apparent to Michael Phelps, is expected be in action in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay.

Medal events: 21

Archery
1345-1603:
M team quarters/semis; 1615-1638: M team bronze medal match; 1640-1703: M team gold medal match

Artistic gymnastics
1900-2210:
M team final

Canoe Slalom
1400-1445:
M C-1 semifinal; 1545-1622: M C-1 final

Cycling Mountain Bike
1500-1700:
M cross-country final

Diving
1500-1600:
M synchronised 10m platform final

Fencing
1955-2020:
W Sabre Individual Bronze Medal; 2022-2052: M Foil Individual Bronze Medal; 2055-2120: W Sabre Individual Gold Medal; 2123-2153: M Foil Individual Gold Medal

Judo
1700-1808:
W -57kg/M -73kg repechage/semis; 1808-1828: W -57kg Contest for bronze; 1828-1839: W -57kg Final; 1839-1859: M -73kg Contest for bronze; 1859-1910: M -73kg Final

Shooting
0900-1400:
W/M Skeet qualification; 1450-1535: W Skeet Final; 1550-1635: M Skeet Final

Skateboarding
0900-1225:
W street prelims; 1225-1355: W street Final

Swimming
1030-1240:
W 100 fly, M 100 breast, W 400 free, M 4x100 free relay

Table tennis
2000-2210:
Mixed doubles bronze- and gold-medal matches

Taekwondo
1900-2030:
W -67kg/M -80kg repechages; 2030-2045: W -67kg Bronze Medal Contest; 2045-2100: M -80kg Bronze Medal Contest; 2100-2115: W -67kg Bronze Medal Contest; 2115-2130: M -80kg Bronze Medal Contest; 2130-2145: W -67kg Gold Medal Contest; 2145-2230: M-80kg Gold Medal, W -67kg Victory Ceremony, M -80kg Victory Ceremony

Triathlon
0630-0900:
M final

Weightlifting
1950-2200:
W 55kg Group A

Katie Ledecky of the United States celebrates winning gold and setting a new world record in the Women's 800m Freestyle Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Katie Ledecky of the United States celebrates winning gold and setting a new world record in the Women's 800m Freestyle Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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27 July, day four

Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles will have her eye on a third straight gold in the women’s gymnastics team event. The 24-year-old, who already holds four gold medals, stands to expand her collection by a further five in Tokyo. If she does, she would equal the most Olympic gold medals record held by Larisa Latynina.

Across the Games the U.S. women’s basketball team featuring Sue Bird will be on court against Nigeria’s D’Tigress, while 2018 world champion Kate Courtney will chase gold in the women's MTB race.

The softball tournament also concludes today. Will Team USA feature and reclaim the gold the lost to Japan back in 2008?

Medal events: 22

Artistic gymnastics
1945-2210:
W team final

Canoe Slalom
1400-1500:
W K-1 semifinal; 1600-1637: W K-1 final

Cycling Mountain Bike
1500-1700:
W cross-country final

Diving
1500-1600:
W synchronised 10m platform final

Equestrian
1700-2240:
Dressage Team Grand Prix Special

Fencing
1830-1920:
W Epee Team Bronze Medal Match; 1930-2020: W Epee Team Gold Medal Match

Judo
1700-1808:
W -63kg/M -81kg repechage/semis; 1808-1828: W -63kg Contest for bronze; 1828-1839: W -63kg Final; 1939-1859: M -81kg Contest for bronze; 1859-1910: M -81kg Final

Rowing
0830-1200:
M/W quadruple sculls Final A

Shooting
0900-1005:
10m air pistol mixed team qualification; 1100-1155: 10m air pistol mixed team finals; 1315-1420: 10m air rifle mixed team qualification; 1515-1610: 10m air rifle mixed team finals

Swimming
1030-1225:
M 200 free, W 100 back, M 100 back, W 100 breast

Softball
1300-1500:
bronze medal game; 2000-2230: gold medal game

Taekwondo
1900-2000:
W +67kg/M +80kg repechages; 2030-2045: W +67kg Bronze Medal Match; 2045-2100: M +80kg Bronze Medal Match; 2100-2115: W +67kg Bronze Medal Match; 2115-2130: M +80kg Bronze Medal Match; 2130-2145: W +67kg Gold Medal; 2145-2200: M +80kg Gold Medal

Triathlon
0630-0905:
W final

Weightlifting
1550-1800:
W 59kg Group A; 1950-2200: W64 kg Group A

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20:  (L-R) Gold medalists Diana Taurasi #12 and Sue Bird #6 of United States celebrate during the medal ceremony after the Women's Basketball competition on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: (L-R) Gold medalists Diana Taurasi #12 and Sue Bird #6 of United States celebrate during the medal ceremony after the Women's Basketball competition on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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28 July, day five

Katie Ledecky is back in the pool again and if things unfold as unexpected the two-time Olympian could feature in two finals in the same session: 200m freestyle and 1500m freestyle.

Additionally, with softball now complete, baseball begins.

3x3 basketball, a new discipline debuting at the Games, will hand out its first ever medals. Team USA’s men team failed to make it to the Japanese capital but the women’s team, which features four WNBA players including Chicago Sky, could well be in contention for a medal.

If the weather co-operates then today could also be the final of the first ever Olympic surfing competition. Leading the way for the U.S. in the men’s competition is John John Florence. One of the best aerial surfers the sport has ever seen, the two-time world champion will be one to watch across the surfing competition.

Medal events: 23

Artistic gymnastics
1915-2210:
M All Around Final

3X3 basketball
1700-1920:
M/W Semifinals; 2045-2115 W Bronze medal match; 2115-2145 M bronze medal match; 2155-2225 W Gold medal match; 2225-2335 M Gold Medal Match

Cycling road
1130-1300:
W Individual Time Trial; 1400-1740: M individual time trial

Diving
1500-1600:
M synchronised 3m springboard final

Equestrian
1730-2125:
Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle

Fencing
1830-1920:
M sabre team bronze medal match; 1930-2020: M sabre team gold medal match

Judo
1700-1808:
W -70kg/M -90kg repechage/semis; 1808-1828: W -70kg Contest for Bronze; 1828-1839: W -70kg Final; 1839-1859: M -90kg Contest for Bronze; 1859-1910: M -90kg Final

Rowing
0830-1140:
W/M double sculls Final A, W/M four Final A

Rugby
0900-1200:
M placing 7-8, 5-6, bronze- and gold-medal matches

Swimming
1030-1305:
W 200 free, M 200 fly, W 200IM, W 1500 free

Surfing*
0800-0835:
W Bronze Medal; 0845-0920: M Bronze Medal; 0930-1005: W Gold Medal; 1015-1050: M Gold Medal
*Conditions allowing

Weightlifting
1950-2200:
M 73 kg Group A

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Photo by Matt KingGetty Images
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29 July, day six

Simone Biles will defend her women’s all-round title today. The four-feet-eight-inches tall gymnast is a five-time world all-around champion and will therefore take some beating.

Swimming sprint specialist Caeleb Dressel, who won every event he participated in at the U.S. Olympic swim trials, has the chance to clinch his first Olympic individual gold in the men’s 100m freestyle final.

Medal events: 17

Artistic gymnastics
1950-2205: W All-Around Final

Canoe Slalom
1400-1445: W C-1 Semi-final; 1545-1622: W C-1 final

Fencing
1830-1945: W foil team bronze medal match; 1955-2110: W foil team gold medal match

Judo
1700-1808: W -78kg/ M -100kg repechage/semis; 1808-1828: W -70kg Contest for Bronze; 1820-1839: W -70kg Final; 1839-1859: M -100kg Contest for Bronze; 1859-1910: M -100kg Final

Rowing
0830-1150: M/W Pair Final A; M/W Lightweight double sculls Final A

Shooting
0900-1310: W/M Trap Qualification; 1430-1515: W Trap Final; 1530-1615: M Trap Final

Swimming
1030-1310: M 800 free, M 200 breast, W 200 fly, M 100 free, W 4x200 free relay

Table tennis
2000-2210: W singles bronze- and gold-medal match

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11:  Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during the Women's Individual All Around Final on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Rio Olympic Arena on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during the Women's Individual All Around Final on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Rio Olympic Arena on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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30 July, day seven

Michael Andrew is one to watch in the pool today, after he came close to the world record in the 200m individual medley earlier this year in the U.S. swimming trials.

In rowing the U.S. women’s eight will be competing for an historic fourth straight Olympic gold. Should Team USA emerge victorious it would hold the most Olympic titles in the event.

In football the women’s quarterfinal matches get underway, and in basketball the U.S. will take on hosts Japan in a continuation of the women’s preliminary rounds.

Medal events: 21

Archery
0930-1115: W Individual 1/8 Eliminations; 1445-1615: W Individual quarters/semis; 1630-1645: W Individual bronze medal match; 1645-1700: W Individual gold medal match

Athletics
1900-2100: M 10000m

Badminton
0900-1230: Mixed doubles bronze medal match; 1530-2130: Mixed doubles gold medal match

Canoe Slalom
1400-1445: M K-1 Semi-final; 1545-1622: M K-1 final

Cycling BMX Racing
1000-1220: M/W semis/final

Fencing
1830-1920: M epee team bronze medal match; 1930-2020: M epee team gold medal match

Judo
1700-1808: W +78kg/ M +100kg repechage/semis; 1808-1828: W +70kg Contest for Bronze; 1820-1839: W +70kg Final; 1839-1859: M +100kg Contest for Bronze; 1859-1910: M +100kg Final

Rowing
0845-1055: M/W Single Sculls Final C, Final B, Final A; M/W Eight Final A.

Shooting
0900-1215: W 25m pistol qualification; 1400-1440: W 25m pistol final

Swimming
*1030-1210: *W 200 breast, M 200 back, W 100 free, M 200IM

Table tennis
2000-2210: M singles bronze- and gold-medal matches

Tennis
1200-2200: M doubles bronze- and gold-medal matches; M singles semis;

Trampoline gymnastics
1300-1435: W qualifying; 1435-1530: W final, victory ceremony

OMAHA, NEBRASKA - JUNE 19: Michael Andrew of the United States competes in a semifinal heat for the Men's 50m freestyle during Day Seven of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 19, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NEBRASKA - JUNE 19: Michael Andrew of the United States competes in a semifinal heat for the Men's 50m freestyle during Day Seven of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 19, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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31 July, day eight

In the pool, Katie Ledecky will mount her defence of her 800m freestyle title, while Caeleb Dressel is the favourite in the 100m butterfly final.

Elsewhere it’s women’s 100m final day in athletics and in tennis, the women’s singles final will also take place. Home favourite and two-time US Open winner Naomi Osaka could well potentially feature.

Medal events: 21

Archery
0930-1115: M Individual 1/8 Eliminations; 1445-1615: M Individual quarters/semis; 1630-1645: M Individual bronze medal match; 1645-1700: M Individual gold medal match

Athletics
1900-2155: M discus final, Mixed 4x400 relay, W 100m

Badminton
1800-2300: M doubles medal matches

Fencing
1830-1920 W sabre team bronze medal match; 1930-2020: W sabre team gold match

Judo
1700-1820: Mixed team bronze medal match; 1820-1905: Mixed team final

Rugby
0900-1200: W placing 11-2, 9-10, 5-8 (2 matches), semis (2 matches), placing 7-8, 5-6, bronze, gold matches

Sailing
1430-1453: Women's RS:X medal race; 1530-1553: Men's RS:X medal race
_Subject to change, conditions allowing_

Shooting
0900-1250: Mixed team trap qualification; 1330-1430: Mixed team trap finals; 1200-1445: W 50m rifle 3 positions qualification; 1600-1650: W 50m rifle 3 positions finals

Swimming
1030-1220: M 100 fly, W 200 back, W 800 free, mixed 4x100 medley relay

Tennis
1200-2000: M singles bronze; W singles bronze/gold; W doubles bronze; mixed doubles bronze

Trampoline gymnastics
1300-1435: M qualifying; 1435-1530: M final, victory ceremony

Triathlon
0730-0925: Mixed team relay

Weightlifting
1550-1800: M 81kg Group A; 1950-2200: M 96kg Group A

OMAHA, NEBRASKA - JUNE 20: Caeleb Dressel of the United States reacts after setting an American Record in the Men's 50m freestyle final during Day Eight of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 20, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NEBRASKA - JUNE 20: Caeleb Dressel of the United States reacts after setting an American Record in the Men's 50m freestyle final during Day Eight of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 20, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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1 August, day nine

Headlining the day’s action is men’s 100m final. For the first time since 2004, Usain Bolt will not be running. Leading the charge for Team USA is Trayvon Bromell. Other American sprinters in the mix alongside Bromell are Ronnie Baker and Fred Kerley.

Simone Biles will attempt to defend her Olympic title in the women’s vault. If Biles performs the Yurenchko double pike vault, it stands to become the second vault named “the Biles.”

After failing to earn an Olympic berth in the 100m freestyle, an event she won a gold medal in, in Rio, 24-year-old Simone Manuel will be in action today but in the 50m freestyle.

Other events to keep your eye on in this packed day of action will be the men’s golf tournament final and the men’s singles tennis final.

Medal events: 25

Artistic gymnastics
1700-1735: M floor exercise final; 1745-1820: W Vault final; 1830-1905: M pommel horse final; 1915-2010: W uneven bars final

Athletics
0910-1200: W shot put final; 1900-2155: M high jump final, W triple jump final, M 100 meters final

Badminton
2030-2300: W singles medal matches

Cycling BMX Freestyle
1010-1250: W/M park final

Diving
1500-1625: W 3m springboard final

Fencing
1830-1940: M foil team bronze medal match; 1950-2100: Men’s foil team gold match

Golf
0730-1600: M Individual Stroke play Round 4

Sailing
1430-1458: M One Person Dinghy - Laser Medal Race; 1530-1558: W One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial Medal Race
_Subject to change, conditions allowing_

Swimming
1030-1225: M 50 free, W 50 free, M 1500, W 4x100 medley relay, M 4x 100 medley relay

Tennis
1200-2000: M singles gold medal; W doubles gold medal; mixed doubles gold medal.

Weightlifting
1950-2200: W 76kg Group A

EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE 20: Trayvon Bromell, Ronnie Baker and Fred Kerley cross the finish line in the Men's 100 Meter Final on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE 20: Trayvon Bromell, Ronnie Baker and Fred Kerley cross the finish line in the Men's 100 Meter Final on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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2 August, day 10

Keni Harrison has a chance to complete her redemption story in the 100m hurdles after she failed to qualify for the event for Rio 2016, and then went on to break the world record days before the Games began in Brazil.

In wrestling, Adeline Gray will out for the women’s freestyle 76kg crown after falling short at the quarterfinal stage in Rio. After shoulder surgery following the 2016 Games, the 30-year-old won back-to-back world titles in 2018 and 2019, breaking the record for most world titles (five) won by an American wrestler.

Simone Biles will be joined by compatriot and world silver medallist Jade Carey when she heads to the mat to defend her floor exercise gold medal.

Medal events: 22

Artistic gymnastics
1700-1735: M Rings Final; 1745-1820: W Floor Exercise Final; 1830-1940: M Vault Final

Athletics
0900-1155: M long jump final, W 100 hurdles final; 1900-2200: W discus throw final, M 3000 steeplechase final; W 5000 final

Badminton
1300-1530: W doubles medal matches; 2000-2300: M singles medals matches

Cycling track
1530-1830: W team sprint qual/first round/finals

Equestrian
1700-2225: Eventing Jumping Team Final, Eventing Jumping Individual qualifier/final

Sailing
1430-1453: Women's Skiff - 49er FX Medal Race; 1530-1553: Men's Skiff - 49er Medal Race
_Subject to change, conditions allowing_

Shooting
0830-1315: M 25m rapid fire pistol qualification stage 2; 1130-1415: M 50m rifle 3 positions qualification; 1430-1510: M 25m rapid fire pistol finals; 1650-1740: M 50m rifle 3 positions finals

Weightlifting
1550-1800: W 87kg Group A; 1950-2200: W +87kg Group A

Wrestling
1930-1950: M Greco-Roman 60kg Bronze Medal; 1955-2005: M Greco-Roman 60kg Gold Medal; 2005-2025: M Greco-Roman 130kg Bronze Medal; 2030-2040: M Greco-Roman 130kg Gold Medal; 2055-2115: W Freestyle 76kg Bronze Medal; 2120-2130: W Freestyle 76kg Gold Medal

EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE 20:  Keni Harrison in the Women 100   Meter Hurdles Final on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE 20: Keni Harrison in the Women 100 Meter Hurdles Final on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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3 August, day 11

It’s a busy day in athletics with several Team USA members in positions to do well.

Gabby Thomas became the second-fastest woman of all time at the distance when she ran 21.61 seconds at the U.S. trials. Although surrounding her is a stacked field featuring Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, Shaunae-Miller Uibo of the Bahamas and Jamaican favourite Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

Look out for women’s hammer contender DeAnna Price who broke her own American record twice in the U.S. Olympic trials earlier this year. The American became the second woman ever to throw over 80m in the event.

Perhaps the biggest race of the day however is expected be the men’s 400m hurdles, where three of the top four runners on the world-record list will vie for a chance to claim the Olympic crown.

In the final night of gymnastics, Simone Biles will be hoping to better her bronze from 2016 in the women’s balance beam final.

In basketball the men’s competition heads into the quarterfinal stage.

Medal events: 22

Artistic gymnastics
1700-1735: M parallel bars final; 1745-1820: W Balance Beam Final; 1830-1940: M horizontal bar Final

Athletics
0900-1235: W long jump final, M 400 hurdles final; 1900-2155: M pole vault final, W hammer throw final, W 800 final, W 200 final.

Boxing
1100-1340: W featherweight final; 1700-1940: M welterweight final

Canoe Sprint
1130-1146: W Kayak Single 200m Finals; 1146-1203: M Canoe Double 1000m Finals; 1213-1230: M Kayak Single 1000m Finals; 1240-1255: W Kayak Double 500m Finals

Cycling track
1530-1810:
W team pursuit first round/finals; M team sprint qual/first round/finals

Diving
1500-1630: M 3m springboard final

Sailing
1430-1458: M One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) Finn Medal Race; 1530-1655: Mixed Multihull - Nacra 17 Foiling Medal Race
_Subject to change, conditions allowing_

Weightlifting
1950-2200: M 109kg Group A

Wrestling
1930-1950: M Greco-Roman 77 kg Bronze; 1955-2005: M Greco-Roman 77 kg Gold Medal; 2005-2025: M Greco-Roman 97 kg Bronze; 2030-2040: M Greco-Roman 97 kg Gold Medal; 2055-2115: W Freestyle 68 kg Bronze; 2120-2130: W Freestyle 68 kg Gold Medal

EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE 26: Gabby Thomas celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the Women's 200 Meters Final on day nine of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 26, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE 26: Gabby Thomas celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the Women's 200 Meters Final on day nine of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 26, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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4 August, day 12

A big day for American stars across the Games.

Reigning men’s 200m world champion Noah Lyles will be a frontrunner in the sprint final today. The 23-year-old boasts the fastest time this season (19.74 seconds) and will have a target firmly on his back.

It’s a rivalry full of promise in the women’s 400m hurdles. U.S. teammates Dalilah Muhammad and Sydney McLaughlin will go head-to-head in what will be one of the most anticipated races of the Games. 31-year-old Muhammad is the current Olympic champion but at the U.S. Olympic trials in June, McLaughlin laid down a marker of intent when she broke her compatriot’s world record with a time of 51.90 seconds. Coincidentally, the first time a woman has ever broken the 52-second barrier.

Nelly Korda, who recently won her first major at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, will tee off as the women’s golf tournament gets underway. The 22-year-old, and sister Jessica Korda, will both be making their Olympic debuts in Tokyo.

Medal events: 17

Artistic swimming
1930-2105:
Duet free routine final

Athletics
0900-1225:
W 400 hurdles final; 1830-2200: W 3000 steeplechase final, M hammer throw final, M 800 final, M 200 final

Boxing
1400-1610:
M Light-Heavyweight final

Cycling track
1530-1900:
M team pursuit finals

Equestrian
1900-2140:
Jumping Individual Final

Marathon swimming
0630-0910:
W 10km open water

Sailing*
1430-1458:
M Two Person Dinghy - 470 Medal Race; 1530-1558: Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 Medal Race
*Subject to change, conditions allowing

Skateboarding
0900-1230:
W Park Prelim; 1230-1340: W Park Final

Weightlifting
1950-2200:
M +109kg Group A

Wrestling
1930-1950:
Men's Greco-Roman 67 kg Bronze;* 1955-2005:* Men's Greco-Roman 67 kg Gold Medal; 2005-2025: Men's Greco-Roman 87 kg Bronze; 2030-2040: Men's Greco-Roman 87 kg Gold Medal; 2055-2115: Women's Freestyle 62 kg Bronze; 2120-2130: Women's Freestyle 62 kg Gold Medal

Noah Lyles of the United States celebrates gold in the Men's 4x100m Relay during the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Noah Lyles of the United States celebrates gold in the Men's 4x100m Relay during the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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5 August, day 13

Men’s shot put competitor Ryan Crouser stunned the world back in June (19) when he threw 23.37m and set a new world record. The eyes of the world will be on the American to see if he can beat it again in Tokyo.

The semi-finals of the men’s basketball competition begin today, and Team USA will be hoping to feature.

Helen Maroulis made history at Rio 2016 when she defeated three-time Olympic gold medallist Saori Yoshida of Japan in the women’s freestyle 57kg competition. If the 29-year-old successfully defends her title, then she will become the first American wrestler to win back-to-back Olympics since John Smith in 1992.

Medal events: 27

Athletics
0900-1505:
M triple jump final, M shot put final, M 110 hurdles final; 1630-1805: M 20km race walk; 1900-2145: W pole vault final, M 400 final, W heptathlon 800, M decathlon 1500.

Boxing
1400-1610:
M Featherweight final

Canoe Sprint
1120-1136:
M kayak single 200m Finals; 1136-1151: W canoe single 200m Finals; 1201-1216: W kayak single 500m Finals; 1226-1243: M kayak double 1000m Finals

Cycling track
1530-1850:
M omnium scratch race 1/4, tempo race 2/4, elimination race ¾, points race 4/4; W keirin quarters/semis/final 7-12/final 1-6

Diving
1500-1625:
W 10 platform final

Football
1700-2000:
W bronze-medal match

Hockey
1030-1215:
M bronze-medal match; 1900-2110: M gold-medal match

Karate
1700-2140:
W Kumite -55kg elimination round/semis/final; W Kata bronze medal/final bouts; M Kumite -67kg semis/final

Marathon swimming
0630-0910: M 10km open water

Skateboarding
0900-1230:
M park prelims; 1230-1340: M park final

Sport climbing
1730-1754:
M combined final Speed; 1830-2000: M combined final bouldering; 2110-2200: M combined final lead

Table tennis
1100-1400:
W team bronze medal; 1930-2240: W team gold-medal match.

Wrestling
1930-1950:
M Freestyle 57kg Bronze; 1955-2005: M Freestyle 57kg Gold Medal; 2005-2025: M Freestyle 86kg Bronze; 2030-2040: M Freestyle 86kg Gold Medal; 2055-2115: W Freestyle 57kg Bronze; 2120-2130: W Freestyle 57kg Gold Medal

Ryan Crouser celebrates in the men's shot put final after throwing for a world record of 23.37.
Ryan Crouser celebrates in the men's shot put final after throwing for a world record of 23.37.
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6 August, day 14

Tokyo 2020 will be Allyson Felix’s fifth Olympics, and her first as a mother. Felix will be hoping to feature in the women’s 400m final taking place today. The 35-year-old is already a nine-time Olympic medallist, should she win another she would equal Carl Lewis’ record for most Olympic medals by an American track and field athlete.

Also on track, is the men’s 4x100m. After disqualification denied the U.S. bronze in Rio, Team USA will be looking for a chance to redeem themselves.

The women’s football tournament will conclude with the gold medal match. Should USWNT win the Olympic title they will become the first team ever to bag gold after winning a world cup.

April Ross and partner Alix Klineman will be hoping to feature in the women’s beach volleyball gold medal match scheduled for this day. 39-year-old is one of four U.S. volleyball players to win multiple Olympic medals.

Medal events: 23

Athletics
0530-1000:
M 50km race walk; 1630-1815: W 20km race walk; 1950-2255: W javelin throw final; M 5000 final; W 400 final, W 1500 final, W 4x100 relay final, M 4x100 relay final

Beach volleyball
1000-1050:
W bronze medal match; 1130-1220: W gold medal match

Boxing
1400-1540:
M Heavyweight final

Cycling track
1530-1915:
M sprint semis/finals; W Madison

Football
1100-1400:
W gold-medal match; 2000-2300: M bronze-medal match

Hockey
1030-1215:
W bronze-medal match; 1900-2110: W gold-medal match

Karate
1700-2140:
M Kumite -75kg elimination/semis/final; M Kata bronze medal/final bouts; W Kumite -61kg semis/final

Modern pentathlon
1430-2015:
W swimming, fencing bonus round, show jumping, laser run

Sport climbing
1730-1754: W combined final Speed; 1830-2000: W combined final bouldering; 2110-2200: W combined final lead

Table tennis
1100-1400:
M team bronze-medal match; 1930-2240: M team gold-medal match

Wrestling
1930-1950:
M Freestyle 74kg Bronze; 1955-2005: M Freestyle 74kg Gold Medal; 2005-2025: M Freestyle 125kg Bronze; 2030-2040: M Freestyle 125kg Gold Medal; 2055-2115: W Freestyle 53kg Bronze; 2120-2130: W Freestyle 53kg Gold Medal

EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE 20: Allyson Felix celebrates with her daughter Camryn after finishing second in the Women's 400 Meters Final on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE 20: Allyson Felix celebrates with her daughter Camryn after finishing second in the Women's 400 Meters Final on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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7 August, day 15

It is day where the most gold medals are up for the taking and everywhere you turn there is guaranteed action.

Since 1992, when NBA stars began competing for Team USA, the men’s basketball team has won Olympic gold six times. With the likes of Kevin Love, Devin Booker and Bam Adebayo in the fold, they are expected to feature as the tournament concludes today. Although upsets in exhibition games ahead of the Games hint that the men from the U.S. are not unstoppable.

On track the U.S. women’s 4x400m relay team will be looking to continue their reign of dominance as they will vie for a seventh gold medal.

It is the gold medal match in the women’s water polo and should the U.S. team make it to the final they will play for their third consecutive Olympic gold.

Baseball wraps up today, as too does the men’s volleyball competition, the women’s golf tournament and the men’s football tournament.

Jessica Springsteen, daughter of rock legend Bruce Springsteen, will be competing in the equestrian team jumping final atop horse Don Juan van de Donkhoeve.

Medal events: 34

Artistic swimming
1930-2115:
Team free routine

Athletics
0700-1015
W marathon; 1900-2220: W high jump final, W 10000 final, M javelin throw final, M 1500 final, W 4x400 relay final, M 4x400 relay final

Baseball
1200-1500
Bronze-medal game; 1900-2230: Gold-medal game

Basketball
1130-1330
M gold-medal game; 1600-1800: W bronze medal; 2000-2230: M bronze medal

Beach volleyball
1000-1050:
M bronze medal match; 1130-1220: M gold medal match

Boxing
1400-1415:
M Flyweight final; 1415-1430: W Flyweight final; 1445-1500: M Middleweight final; 1515-1530: W Welterweight final

Canoe Sprint
1115-1131:
W canoe double 500m Finals; 1131-1150: M canoe single 1000m Finals; 1200-1219: W Kayak Four 500m Final; 1219-1228 M Kayak Four 500m Final

Cycling track
1530-1825:
M Madison

Diving
1500-1625:
M 10m platform final

Equestrian
1900-2130:
Jumping team final

Golf
0730-1600:
W individual Stroke play Round 4

Football
2030-2330:
M gold-medal match

Handball
1700-1900:
M bronze-medal match; 2100-2330: M gold-medal match

Karate
1400-2035:
W Kumite +61kg elimination/semis/final; M Kumite +75kg elimination/semis/final

Modern pentathlon
1430-2015:
M swimming, fencing bonus round, show jumping, laser run

Rhythmic gymnastics
1520-1800:
Individual All-Around final

Volleyball
1330-1530:
M Bronze Medal Match; 2115-2345: M Gold Medal Match

Water polo
1340-1500:
W Bronze Medal Match; 1630-1820: W Gold Medal Match

Wrestling
1930-1950:
M Freestyle 65kg Bronze; 1955-2005: M Freestyle 65kg Gold Medal; 2005-2025: M Freestyle 97kg Bronze; 2030-2040: M Freestyle 97kg Gold Medal; 2055-2115: W Freestyle 50kg Bronze; 2120-2130: W Freestyle 50kg Gold Medal

8 August, Day 16

Should Team USA make it to the women’s basketball final today then a seventh gold medal could be in the cards. They will draw on all the experience of former WNBA MVPs A’ja Wilson, Sylvia Fowles and Breanna Stewart to make their gold medal dream a reality.

The day will conclude with the Closing ceremony.

Medal events: 13

Athletics
0700-0945: M marathon

Basketball
1130-1400: W gold medal

Boxing
1400-1415: W Lightweight final; 1415-1430: M Lightweight final; 1445-1500: W Middleweight final; 1515-1530: M Super Heavyweight final

Cycling track
1000-1315: M Keirin, W Omnium, W Sprint

Handball
1100-1300: W bronze-medal match; 1500-1730: W gold-medal match

Rhythmic gymnastics
1100-1255: Group All-Around final

Volleyball
0900-1100: W Bronze Medal March; 1330-1600: W Gold Medal Match

Water polo
1340-1500: M Bronze Medal Match; 1630-1820: M Gold Medal Match

Closing Ceremony: 2000-2230

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 18:  A'ja Wilson #9 of the United States is guarded by Oderah Chidom #22 of Nigeria during an exhibition game at Michelob ULTRA Arena ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The United Stated defeated Nigeria 93-62.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 18: A'ja Wilson #9 of the United States is guarded by Oderah Chidom #22 of Nigeria during an exhibition game at Michelob ULTRA Arena ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The United Stated defeated Nigeria 93-62. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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