Tokyo Olympics: Day-by-day information to the important thing occasions, massive stars and British medal hopes

Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles, Adam Peaty and Dina Asher Smith

Hosts: Tokyo, Japan Dates: 23 July-8 August
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and online; Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra and Sounds; live text and video clips on BBC Sport website and app.

It’s the Olympics we’ve all waited patiently for, so what better way to plan your two weeks than with our day-by-day guide – all times BST.

Team GB named a squad of 376 athletes on 8 July – their largest ever for an overseas Games and with more women than men for the first time at a summer Games.

Thursday, 22 July – day minus one

Medal events: None


Thursday sees the start of the men’s football. The last game to kick off, Brazil v Germany (12:30), stands out – it’s a rematch of the 2016 Olympic final, when hosts Brazil beat Germany on penalties.

Brit watch

No Brits in action. Team GB has only once entered a men’s football team at the Olympics since 1960, in 2012 as the host nation. Ordinarily, the home nations cannot agree on how to combine.

World watch