|Hosts: Tokyo, Japan Dates: 23 July-8 August|
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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.
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.