Summer Olympic Games 2020
After five years of waiting, it’s finally time to light up the Olympic fire and welcome the 2020 Summer Olympics. The opening ceremony will be held Friday 23 July at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Livesportsontv.com will keep you up to date with the latest TV and live streaming information throughout the whole event.
This is the Summer Olympics 2020
Where? Tokyo, Japan (Japan National Stadium)
When? 23 July – 8 August
Nations? 206 expected participants
Athletes? 11 000+ athletes
Sports and events? 33 sports & 339 events
TV/Live Streaming? NBC Sports (US) & CBC, Sportsnet, TSN, TLN (Canada)
The US Olympic team travels to Tokyo with high expectations on themselves from fans and experts from all around the world. After having topped the medal tables in both London 2012 and Rio 2016 they are believed to do so even in the upcoming Olympics 2020 in Tokyo.
Team USA Medals in Previous Olympics:
2012 London – 104 medals (46 golds)
2016 Rio – 121 medals (46 golds)
30 July – 8 August
The athletics at the summer Olympics 2020 will begin on July 30th. Team USA enters the event with several gold medal candidates, and it will surely be a week to look forward to. Allyson Felix is one of the most successful athletes featuring in this year’s Olympics and the events in Tokyo will also be her last. The 35-year-old track and field runner has an impressive record from previous Olympics and is now looking to equal Carl Lewis’ record of winning the most Olympic medals by a US track and field runner. Felix will feature in the 400 meter which will be held on August 3rd, as well as in the women’s 400x4 and the mixed gender 400x4.
24 July – 8 August
Simone Biles is a name to remember when watching the gymnastics during the Olympics. Biles is only 24 years old but is already regarded as the world’s number one. She is a five-time world champion and is one of the biggest stars in the US Olympic team. Back in 2016 in Rio she was already dominating the gymnastic stage and is only believed to be even better in the 2020 Olympics. Simone Biles will be able to bring home five gold medals and extend her record of winning the most gold medals by a female gymnast.
Men’s Individual 29 July – 1 August & Women’s Individual 4 August – 7 August
The golf events will be held at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in the Kawagoe. One of USA’s medal hopes is the recent winner of The Open, Collin Morikawa. Morikawa won The Open after an impressive performance where he managed to finish on -15 to par. USA will field a strong side in the men’s individual tournament with four golfers ranking top six or better in the world.
24 July – 1 August
The swimming competitions are one of the highlights of the summer Olympics 2020. The events will be held at the Odaiba Marine Park and feature the majority of the world’s best swimmers. USA is traditionally a powerhouse when it comes to swimming competitions and no difference this time. Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel are two favorites who are believed to have a successful Olympics with plenty of medal chances. Ledecky will compete in five different swimming events and should be a name to consider in all of these after having won four golds in Rio five years ago.
Caeleb Dressel has some names to live up to with both Mark Spritz and Michael Phelps as his precursors. However, Dressel is about to create his own legacy after years of impressive results from major competitions. The summer Olympics in Tokyo is believed to be another success for Dressel who will be featuring in several events and with good chances of winning the gold medal in all of them.
Author: Dan Anderson