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Program of the opening ceremony and the most anticipated events

After being postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics are finally underway. While some events kicked off on Wednesday, the opening ceremony took place on Friday, marking the official start of the Games.

The opening ceremony began Friday morning on NBC and was rebroadcast in prime time that evening. Japanese Naomi Osaka lit the cauldron atop a Mount Fuji-inspired summit, ending the flame’s journey from Greece to Japan.

The Tokyo Games are taking place under unusual circumstances with no fans present. Tokyo is in its fourth At the initiative of COVID state of emergency as cases continue to increase in the capital. Several athletes, including the rising star of American tennis Coco gauff, have already had to withdraw from the Games due to positive tests.

Despite the challenges of hosting the event in the midst of a pandemic, with athletes and support staff coming from all over the world, the Games are expected to continue.

Start of the Tokyo Olympics


Below is the schedule for some of the most anticipated events, including Simone Biles’ gymnastics competitions and the United States Women’s National Team soccer matches. You can also find coverage of the Games on CBS Sports.

Live coverage of the events will be broadcast live on Peacock and rebroadcast on NBC, NBCSN and USA. All times below are Eastern.


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