Tokyo 2020 Olympic Competition Schedule Announced
Today, 16th April, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) unveiled the event line-up for each session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Officially commencing on 24th July and closing on 9th August 2020, the Games are scheduled to include a record 33 sports across 339 events in which, for the first time in Olympic history, Sport Climbing is set to feature as a Combined event.
Taking place from Tuesday 4th until Friday 7th August 2020, Sport Climbing will make its Summer Olympic debut at the Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo. The Aomi and Ariake zones will be the hubs of urban sport within the Games, pulsating an energetic atmosphere across the city and showcasing innovations in the sports programme aimed at making Tokyo 2020 “More Youth, More Urban, More Women”, as the line-up aims to display a more diverse range of athletes and target a more varied audience than ever before. Sharing its venue with Sport Climbing, 3x3 basketball will kick-off on 25th July, the first day of the Games.
The full Sport Climbing schedule for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is as follows:
Tue 4th Aug 17:00 - 22:40 (JST)
Men's Combined Qualification – Speed / Bouldering / Lead
Wed 5th Aug 17:00 - 22:40 (JST)
Women's Combined Qualification – Speed / Bouldering / Lead
Thu 6th Aug 17:30 - 22:20 (JST)
Men's Combined Final – Speed / Bouldering / Lead / Victory Ceremony
Fri 7th Aug 17:30 - 22:20 (JST)
Women's Combined Final – Speed / Bouldering / Lead / Victory Ceremony
Following on from the final Sport Climbing event on the Friday, Saturday 8th August will see the second “Super Saturday” of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, featuring a total of 30 event finals, the largest number on a single day during the Games. Ahead of the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 9th August, just two days after the finale of the first Summer Olympic Sport Climbing events, the streets of Tokyo are expected to be lined with crowds as Olympic-goers celebrate the final day of the Games.
Whilst composing the event calendar, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games took into account the technical rules and regulations of the various International Federations, gender balance, athletes’ experience & well-being, the popularity of individual sports in Japan, global TV audiences and operational considerations. The full Tokyo 2020 schedule can be viewed here.