2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan

2020 is an Olympic year, with the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo. So start planning your medals parties and book some vacation for the big sports event. Here’s everything you need to know.

2020 Olympics dates and schedule

The 2020 Olympics opening ceremony will be on July 24, and the closing ceremony on Aug. 9, 2020. The Paralympics run from Aug. 25 to Sept. 6.

Where will the 2020 Olympics take place?

The 2020 Olympics will take place in more than 40 venues in and around Japan’s capital Tokyo, with some football matches taking place farther afield. Japan last hosted the first Summer Games in Asia in 1964 and the Winter Olympics in 1972 and 1998.

2020 Olympics tickets

It is predicted that tickets have sold out, at least for now. New tranches of tickets will be released in 2020’s spring.

2020 Olympics logo

The logo of the 2020 Olympics is designed by Tokyo-based artist Asao Tokolo. The 3 different shapes within the pattern mean diversity, equality, and excitement.

Watch the 2020 Olympics on TV

You can watch the 2020 Olympics on NBC, with a 24/7 stream online if you verify you are a cable subscriber. You’ll be able to watch anywhere by paying an upfront fee for NBCSports Gold which will have a dedicated Olympics package.

Watching live should get a good spread of events as Tokyo is 16 hours ahead of the West Coast. Remember that the women’s football final starts at 7 p.m. PT on Aug. 6. It’s trickier on the East Coast because you may have to rely on highlights there.

In the UK, the BBC will cover the games both on TV, radio, and online with more on Eurosport, a pay-TV channel. Due to the time difference of 8 hours, you’ll have to get up very early in the morning if you want to watch live.

In Australia, the Seven Network will spread over Channel Seven, 7Mate, and 7Two. It’s good for watching with Sydney only an hour ahead of Tokyo.

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