The first competitions started on Wednesday in Japan and would continue on Thursday with softball and men’s soccer games. Due to the 13 hour time difference with Tokyo, Thursday events started Wednesday evening in the United States.
Here are some of the best games to watch:
All tenses are Eastern.
US and Canada at 8 p.m. Wednesdays on NBC Sports Network.
Japan v Mexico at 11 p.m., on NBCSN.
Italy v Australia at 2 p.m. Thursday on NBCSN.
The opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday evening in Tokyo. But due to the time difference with Tokyo, it will be Friday morning in the United States.
NBC will have a live morning broadcast of the ceremony, which begins at 6:55 a.m. Eastern Time. Savannah Guthrie, the anchor for “Today,” and Mike Tirico of NBC Sports will host the ceremony.
As in previous years, the network will air a packaged primetime version of the ceremony on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Eastern.
In addition to NBC, Olympic events are shown on the Golf Channel, NBC Olympics, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo, and USA Network. Events will also be streamed on NBCOlympics.com, NBCSports.com and Peacock, the network’s streaming platform.
Following the opening ceremony, the Tokyo Games will span over 16 days, culminating in the closing ceremony on August 8.