When do the Tokyo Olympics start? Opening Ceremony date, time, TV schedule, TV channel

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The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will begin on Friday, July 23 and go through Sunday, August 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony will take place on Friday, July 23. According to NBC Olympics, the Opening Ceremony will be broadcast live on NBC beginning at 6:55 a.m. ET, and it will be the network’s first-ever live morning broadcast of an Opening Ceremony. Primetime coverage of the re-air will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC as well as the NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com. Savannah Guthrie and Mike Tirico will host this year’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony.

Below is the full Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony programming schedule on NBC from NBC Olympics (all times ET):

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On Tuesday, July 20, Japan will begin the Tokyo Olympic softball tournament against Australia live at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. See below for more from the NBC Sports press release (all times ET):

Host nation Japan, which won the softball gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, begins the Tokyo Olympic softball tournament against Australia live at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The Japanese team is led by pitcher Ueno Yukiko and outfielder Yamada Eri.

USA Softball begins its quest for a fourth Olympic gold medal when it plays Italy in an opening round matchup live at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pitcher Cat Osterman, who is a two-time softball Olympic medalist, returns to the Games for a third time alongside 2008 Beijing Games silver medalist Monica Abbott.

Softball – Japan vs. Australia (LIVE)

Softball – U.S. vs. Italy (LIVE)

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Women’s Soccer – U.S. vs. Sweden (LIVE)

Women’s Soccer – Australia vs. New Zealand (LIVE)

Softball – Mexico vs. Canada (LIVE)

Women’s Soccer – China vs. Brazil (LIVE)

Women’s Soccer – Japan vs. Canada (LIVE)

Women’s Soccer – U.S. vs. Sweden

Women’s Soccer – China vs. Brazil

Women’s Soccer – Japan vs. Canada

Women’s Soccer – Australia vs. New Zealand

Women’s Soccer – U.S. vs. Sweden

Softball – U.S. vs. Canada (LIVE)

Softball – Japan vs. Mexico (LIVE)

Women’s Soccer – Great Britain vs. Chile (LIVE)

Women’s Soccer – Great Britain vs. Chile

Women’s Soccer – Netherlands vs. Zambia (LIVE)

Men’s Soccer – Mexico vs. France (LIVE)

Men’s Soccer – Egypt vs. Spain

Men’s Soccer – Brazil vs. Germany (LIVE)

Softball – Italy vs. Australia (LIVE)

Men’s Soccer – New Zealand vs. South Korea (LIVE)

Men’s Soccer – Mexico vs. France

Men’s Soccer – Japan vs. South Africa (LIVE)

Men’s Soccer – Egypt vs. Spain

Men’s Soccer – Mexico vs. France

Men’s Soccer – Japan vs. South Africa

Men’s Soccer – Brazil vs. Germany

Women’s Soccer – U.S. vs. Sweden

Men’s Soccer – Egypt vs. Spain

Men’s Soccer – Egypt vs. Spain (LIVE)

Men’s Soccer – Ivory Coast vs. Saudi Arabia (LIVE)

Men’s Soccer – Argentina vs. Australia (LIVE)

Men’s Soccer – Honduras vs. Romania (LIVE)

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Bear on the loose near Olympic softball venue hours before first pitch

USA TODAY 20 July, 2021 - 11:47pm

Fukushima police said that a security guard spotted a bear at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium, hours before first pitch between Japan and Australia.

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TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics won't have any spectators in the stands, but bear with us. 

Fukushima police said that a security guard spotted a brown bear on Tuesday, and then again Wednesday morning at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium, hours before first pitch between Japan and Australia, according to The Japan Times

“A guard found a bear inside Azuma Sports Park early in the morning yesterday. We also received similar information this morning,” a Fukushima police spokesman told the newspaper.

The ursine creature, about three feet tall according to local media reports, has not yet been found despite a search effort by authorities through the night.  

“We couldn’t find or capture the bear, and while there won’t be any spectators at the stadium, we are on alert and searching for the bear around the site,” the spokesman told the Times. 

Bears are common in Japan, according to the Times, and bear searches are typically conducted when the animals intersect with human life. 

Japan defeated Australia 8-1 in the opening game. The United States shutout Italy 2-0 later in the day.

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