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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are about to begin.
Over 19 days, around 11,000 athletes from more than 200 countries They will compete for Olympic glory in Japan, one year later than originally scheduled due to the covid-19 pandemic.
These are some of the Key dates from the competition.
The ceremony of opening will be the July 23th at 20:00 local time (11:00 GMT).
The schedules for Latin America: 06:00 CDMX / Bogotá / Lima; 08:00 Buenos Aires; 07:00 Santiago / Caracas. On Spain at 1:00 p.m. peninsular time.
The closure It will be given on August 8 at the same times as the opening.
Athletics competitions will be held from July 30 to August 8 at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.
But the most anticipated finals, the 100 m feminine and masculine, will be on July 31 and August 1, respectively.
The swimming finals will be from July 25 to August 1 at the Tokyo Aquatic Center (there will be a preliminary competition on July 24).
The most anticipated, the 100 m freestyle, will be held on July 29 for men, and 30 for women.
Other key dates will be the 25th and 26th, as the late 400s m and 4×100 relays.
Diving competitions will be held from July 25 to August 7.
The finals of the jumps 10 platform m they will be on August 5 for women and 7 for men.
Before, on July 26 and 27, they will be the jumping finals synchronized from platform from 10 m.
5. Artistic gymnastics and trampoline
The finals of artistic gymnastics, in which the world expects to see the American Simone Biles impose new marks, they will be from July 26 to August 3.
The most anticipated are: men’s and women’s teams, July 26 and 27, respectively; individual, 28 and 29; with appliances, August 1-3.
The delivery of medals from gymnastics on trampoline They will be on July 30 (female) and July 31 (male).
6. Rhythmic gymnastics
The rhythmic gymnastics They will have their qualifiers on August 6, but the medal ceremony will take place the next two days at the Ariake Gymnastics Center.
On Saturday August 7 will be the individual final, while the team competition will be on the 8.
The powers of football They start on July 21, two days before the opening ceremony, with the qualifying matches for the finals.
But the matches for the gold and silver medal will be on August 6 in the case of women, and on the 7th for men.
8. Basketball and volleyball
The finals of basketball They will be held on August 7 (male) and August 8 (female).
On the same days, the medals for men and women will be awarded at the volleyball.
Taekwondo, one of the disciplines in which Latin American competitors usually win medals, will take place from July 24 to 27 at the Makuhari Messe Hall.
On each of these four days there will be a medal ceremony for both men and women.
As in every edition of the Olympic Games, the marathon is the competition that closes the activities of the Olympiad.
The men’s competition will take place on August 8 on a 42,195 m circuit along the streets of Sapporo and will close at Odori Park in that city in northern Japan.
The female will be the day before.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.