Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

July 9, 2021

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It was postponed but not canceled. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad, aka the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (yes, they’ve kept it as Tokyo 2020, not 2021, for marketing and branding purposes) will be held this year from July 23rd through August 8th. Originally scheduled to take place last year, the event was postponed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first time in history that the Olympics have been rescheduled. The Games have only been cancelled three times before: once during World War I and twice during World War II. Though the record 33 competitions and 339 events will be held across 42 competition venues, no international spectators will be allowed and because of an increase in recent COVID-19 infections, local attendance may be limited or not allowed. But you can still watch the games on your local NBC station, or by streaming the Olympics on, via the NBC Sports app, or on Peacock. Here are some of the new events taking place this year: karate, surfing, skateboarding, sport climbing, and men’s baseball/women’s softball (returning for the first time since 2008). Get ready for the biggest sporting event in the world, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.