Tokyo Olympics 2021 Full Schedule Details

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Full Schedule, Indian Player team list, events, Time table, Dates, Opening Ceremony, Theme

Olympics never fails to pump up the excitement. As the Olympics 2021 is nearing its opening ceremony on 23rd July, thrill has started to knock our doors. The threat from the pandemic is still on. Therefore, changes have been made in the arrangements. However, Tokyo is ready to don the hat of the host. Along with this, the participants are leaving no stone unturned to make it a success.

Let us go through the article to have more of historical aspects of Olympics along with the deets related to modern-day events.

Olympics 2021 schedule –

Host CityTokyo, Japan
Opening Ceremony23 July 2021
Closing Ceremony8 August 2021
Stadium NameJapan National Stadium
How many Athletes participate 11238+
Number of Events339 in 33 sports
ThemeHope lights our way

History of Olympics –

Walking into the lane of History, we get to know about the ancient Games of Olympic. These were staged in Olympia, Greece from 776 BC to 393 AD. The ancient Olympics was a one-day event, after some time it was extended to a three-day event. Sports that were included in the ancient events were:

  • Running
  • Long jump
  • Boxing
  • Javelin
  • Shot put
  • Pankration

Some Facts about ‘Ancient Olympics’

First Olympics 776 BC
First Olympic held inGreece
Why these got conducted? In the honour of Zeus. Greeks connected it with mythology too.  
Prizes for VictorsOlive leaves’ Crowns

It took 1503 years for the events of Olympics to return. In the year of 1896, Athens, Greece had the honour to welcome this power-packed event. The credit lies with a French man named Baron Pierre de Coubertin who came up with the idea in 1894, for the events related to modern games.

Some ‘Firsts’ related to ‘Modern Olympics’

The first Olympic Torch1928 (inaugurated), Amsterdam
The first Olympic Oath1920
The first symbol of Modern Olympics1913, by Pierre de Coubertin
First Olympic Champion6th April, 1896, James Connolly
First female winnerHelene de Pourtales (1900)

How Olympics 2021 is different from previous ones in this Pandemic situation?

As we Know, it has been scheduled from 23rd July to 8th of August this year. Organizers are bound to implement changes amid Covid chaos. Let us go through the details that make Tokyo Olympics different:

  • It has been decided to ban the spectators. In March an announcement was made to exclude international spectators.
  • International athletes and their teams will be required to undergo COVID testing before and after arrival.
  • New sports are going to get inducted.
  • Tokyo 2020 medal project has caught the attention. It aims to create medals from strictly recycled stuffs.
  • $26 billion is the approximate cost.

Preparation by India for Olympic 2021

Where do we stand right now? What about India’s performance? How are we going to cope up with the adverse impacts of pandemic? Questions like these keep coming on mind. Let us focus on a few aspects to get some insights:

  • The feel ‘ Olympics is on’ is live. India has ensured a conducive training and preparation environment for all the athletes.
  • Athletes had selected their own places of training like shooters went to Croatia, hockey team stayed at Bengaluru.
  • In India every athlete is being vaccinated with Covid shield. It is approved by World Anti-Doping Agency.
  • Government is focusing giving a moral boost to all the athletes.
  • Regular video conferencing will be organised with families of athletes.

New Sports added in Olympic 2021 –

Some new sports have been added to the Tokyo Olympics, which are as follows

  • Karate
  • Skateboarding
  • Surfing
  • Baseball
  • Sport climbing

List of Indian Athletes who qualified for Olympics 2021

India won its maximum medals in London Olympics, back in 2012. With the sense of optimism let us know about the athletes who are making us to weave high hopes by qualifying for Tokyo Olympics.

ARCHERY

Women’s IndividualDeepika Kumari
Men’s IndividualAtanu Das, Tarundeep Rai, Praveen Yadav
Mixed TeamDeepika Kumari, Atanu Das

ATHLETICS

Track and Road Events

Men’s 400m HuddleMP Jabir
Men’s 400m RelayNoah Nirmal Tom Muhammad Anas Yahiya Amoj Jacob Arokia Rajiv Nagananthan Pandi
Men’s 20KM Race WalkSandeep Kumar Rahul Rohila Irfan Kolothum Thodi
Men’s 50KM Race WalkGurpreet Singh
Men’s 3000 M steeplechaseAvinash Sable
Women’s 100MDutee Chand
Women’s 200MDutee Chand
Women’s 20 KM Race WalkPriyanka Goswami Bhavna Jat
Mixed 4* 400m RelaySarthak Bhambri Alex Anthony V Revathi Subha Venkatesan Dhanalakshmi Sekhar

FIELD EVENTS

Men’s Javelin ThrowNeeraj Chopra Tejpal Singh
Men’s long jumpMurali Sreeshankar
Men’s shot putTajindar Pal Singh Toor
Women’s discus throwKamalpreet Kaur Seema Punia
Women’s Javelin throwAnnu Rani

BADMINTON

Men’s SingleSai B Praneeth
Men’s DoublesSatwiksairaj Rankireddy Chirag Shetty
Women’s SinglesP V Sindhu

WEIGHTLIFTING

63 kg LIGHTWEIGHT (MEN)Manish Kaushik
69kg WELTERWEIGHT(MEN)Vikas Krishnan
75kg MIDDLEWEIGHT(MEN)Ashish Kumar
+91kg SUPERHEAVY WEIGHT(MEN)Satish Kumar
51 kg FLYWEIGHT (WOMEN)Mary Kom
60 kg LIGHTWEIGHT (WOMEN)Simranjit Kaur
69kg WELTERWEIGHT(WOMEN)Lovina Bargohain
75kg MIDDLEWEIGHT(WOMEN)Pooja Rani

WRESTLING

MENWOMEN
Ravi Dahiya (57kg) Bajrang Punia (65kg) Deepak Punia(86kg)Seema Bista (50kg) Vinesh Phogat(53kg) Anshu Mallik (57kg) Sonam Malik (62kg)

OTHER SPORTS

EquestrianFouaad Mirza
FencingC A Bhavani Devi
GolfAnirban Lahiri Udayan Mane Aditi Ashok
GymnasticsPranati Nayak
JudoSushila Devi
Tennis (Women’s Doubles)Sania Mirza Ankita Raina
RowingArjun Lal Arvind Singh
SailingVishnu Sravnan K C Ganpathy Varun Thakkar Nethra Kumanan
ShootingDivyansh Singh Panwar Deepak Kumar Apurvi Chandela Elavenil Valarivan Saurabh Chaudhary Abhishek Verma Manu Bhaker Yashaswini Singh Deswal Sanjeev Rajput Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar Anjum Moudgil Tejaswini Sawant Manu Bhaker Rani Sarnobat Angad Bajwa Mairaj Ahmad Khan Divyansh Singh Panwar Elavenil Valarivan
SwimmingSrihari Prakash Sajan Natraj Maana Patel  
Table TennisSathiyan Ganasekaran Achanta Sarat Kamal Manika Batra Sutirtha Mukherjee

FAQs

How it is decided to include or drop an event in Olympics?

The IOC decides events considering popularity, gender equity and so on while deciding the list.

What is the theme for Tokyo Olympics?

‘Hope lights our way’ is the theme for the upcoming event.

What is the Mascot of 2021 Olympics?

Miraitowa which is a Japanese term, consists the meaning of ‘future’ and ‘eternity’ has been chosen as the mascot.

What are the sports that are returning this time?

Baseball and softball.

What events have been cancelled?

No such events.

What does Olympics rings signify?

There is no particular meaning of the rings. It is believed that these do   represent population of five continents.

First Indian to qualify for Tokyo Olympics?

Equestrian Fouaad Mirza.

First Indian Swimmer to qualify for Tokyo Olympics?

Sajan Prakash became the first Indian swimmer to do so.

Where to watch Olympics 2021 in India?

The Sony Sports Network will telecast it in different languages.

Which is the most expensive summer Olympics?

Preparation of Tokyo Olympics has already made it the most expensive one.

Name some famous athletes in Tokyo Olympics.

Naomi Osaka, Biles, Nyjah Huston, Noah Lyles and so on are having eyes on them.

Is Olympic Torch relay going to happen?

No Olympic Torch relay is going to happen. It is going to get replaced by private flame lighting ceremonies.

How much meal is to be served in Tokyo Olympics per day?

Approximately 48,000 meals are going to get served in athletes’ village.

How much India spent on Tokyo Olympics preparation?

Approximately, an amount of Rs1169.65crores has been spent by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

How many countries are participating in Olympics 2021?

206

When was the first time India participated in Olympics?

India first participated in the year of 1900.

Conclusion

Olympics never failed to amplify the excitement and efforts, be it in older times or in modern one. Amid the pandemic chaos the host and participant countries are paying utmost attention on the safety measures. India is all set to eye on medals for delivering historic performances. With the sense of optimism and positivity, we can wish for the huge success of this upcoming event.

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