Tokyo Collegiate Olympic Schedule

Simone Manuel and Abbey Weitzeil of the United States react during the Women’s 50m freestyle medal ceremony during Day Eight of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 20, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Originally scheduled to take place last summer, the 2020 Olympic Games are slated to be held July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021 in Tokyo. Team USA will begin its first competitions prior to the Opening Ceremony, with two teams competing on July 21: the women’s softball team faces Italy at noon local time/10 p.m. CDT at the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium, and the women’s soccer team will square off with Sweden at 5:30 p.m. local time/3:30 a.m. CDT at Tokyo Stadium. Men’s gymnastics, 3x3 basketball, beach volleyball, fencing, swimming, volleyball and water polo all begin competition on July 24. Track and field – which boasts Team USA’s largest contingent of athletes (128) – kicks off competition on July 30 and continues through the final day of the Games, when the men’s marathon will be contested. 


With more than 400 U.S. college athletes competing this summer in Tokyo, schools and conferences are invited to use the schedule tracker (below) to monitor when their athletes will be competing. The schedule tracker is automated as schedules and start sheets are finalized. (Please note schedules may fluctuate up to the time of the event.) The below database is organized by day/sport and provides the time of competition both locally (Japan Standard Time) and in Eastern Daylight Time.


Also, be sure to tune-in to NBC, NBCSN, the Olympic Channel and Peacock to watch your athletes compete on the world’s largest stage. Visit to check upcoming programming or search the 5000+ hours of live Olympic coverage by sport and/or athlete.


NOTE: For a full breakdown of the Team USA 2020 Collegiate Olympic Schedule, please review the below database. Utilize Ctrl+Shift+Enter to view the raw data once within the report or view the Team USA 2020 Collegiate Olympic Schedule raw data.

As part of its Olympians Made Here collegiate solidarity campaign, the USOPC will provide schools and conference communicators with resources to aid their coverage. Please review the below information as you begin your communications planning to celebrate your Team USA student-athletes in Tokyo.