Tokyo Olympics 2021 schedule today, 27 July: events, sports, times, and how to watch
All the information on the Olympics for today, 27 July. Events, disciplines, times, and how to watch your favorite sport at the games.
How to watch Games live?
You can watch the Tokyo Olympic Games on T.V. via the NBC Sports Network channel, which offers 24-hour coverage, or on the Olympic Channel from 2 am to 8 pm E.T.
If you don't have a cable service provider, you can watch the Olympics live stream through NBCUniversal's streaming service Peacock or through streaming options NBC, Sling TV, FuboTV, Youtube T.V., among others.
Women's gymnastics team final
The 2021 Tokyo Olympics have handed out an assortment of medals, but arguably the highest-profile to date will take place on Tuesday morning. The women’s gymnastics team all-around competition is scheduled to take place at 6:45 a.m. ET (7:45 p.m. in Tokyo).
America’s four of Simone Biles, Jordan Chiles, Sunisa Lee, and Grace McCallum will each compete on the balance beam, floor exercise, uneven bars, and vault. The squad finished a surprising second in qualifying, with a score of 170.562 that was 1.067 behind the ROC team. But they’re still the favorites to win the third-straight gold for the USA.
Softball gold medal game
Softball has returned to the Olympic stage for the first time since the Beijing 2008 Games when Japan upset Team USA to take home the gold. On Tuesday the last two games of the competition will be played: at 13:00 (Japan time), there is a Canada v Mexico with a bronze medal on the line.
Then USA and Japan, that fought for glory in Beijing in 2008 (with Japan winning) meet in an attempt to add to their three (USA) and one (Japan) gold medals.
Swimming took center stage with some of the United States' biggest stars making their debuts in the pool. In her first final of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Katie Ledecky came up short in the 400-meter freestyle as she won a silver medal.
She finished in 3:57.36, which was less than a second behind her rival, Australia's Ariarne Titmus. The American swimmer held the lead for the first 300 meters, but Titmus finally passed Ledecky to emerge victorious.
Meanwhile American swimmer Caeleb Dressel helped the Team USA win a gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay. The United States finished with a time of 3:08.97 ahead of silver medalist Italy and bronze medalist Australia. The Americans were led by Zach Apple, who had the best time of any of the four swimmers with a 46.06 anchor.
Dressel will be in action in Men's 100 Free on day 4 of the Tokyo Olympics. Dressel has already posted a time of 47.39 at the US Olympic Trials this season and is strongly positioned to claim his first individual Olympic title.
The attention will also be on Arno Kammigna who pushed the great Adam Peaty in Men's 100m Breaststroke Final and ended up winning silver. Kamminga posted a time of 58s in the Final and is the only man bar Peaty to have a sub-58s in the event.
In the 200m variation of the event, Kamminga will be aiming for gold. Team USA will also be the favorites to win Men's 4x200m freestyle relay.
9:43 p.m. Men's 200m Freestyle Final
9:51 p.m. Women's 100m Backstroke Final
9:59 p.m. Men's 100m Backstroke Final
10:17 p.m. Women's 100m Breaststroke Final
Frenchwoman Loana Lecomte has emerged as the number one favorite to get the gold medal in the women’s mountain bike cross-country event. She has been in great form, winning all four elite UCI Mountain Bike World Cup races in 2021.
Lecomte will have her work cut out in Tokyo 2020 with a resurgent defending Olympic champion Jenny Rissveds (Sweden). Reigning world champion and countrywomen Pauline Ferrand-Prevot will also be in the fight for the medals.
Judo (women's -63 kg final / men's -81 kg final)
The fourth day of the judo competition starts at 11 am (local time) with the elimination round of 64 for the men's -81kg contest, and the elimination round of 32 for the women's -63kg contest.
At 5 pm local time, things heat up as the men's and women's competition begins with the repechage contest. Later on, the semifinals will be held, followed by the bronze medal combat.
In the women's -63kg final France's Clarisse Agbegnenou is the favorite to win the gold. The five-time World Champion couldn’t win her first Olympic title back in Rio 2016; after being defeated by Slovenia's Tina Trstenjak in the final.
Japan's Nagase Takanori, who won the bronze at Rio 2016 in the men's -81kg event, will seek for gold on home soil.
Taekwondo (women's +67kg final / men's +80kg final)
It's the final day of taekwondo action. The events will be starting at 10.00 am (local time) with Round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals for the women's +67kg and men's +80kg events.
The evening session will start at 19:00 and will see the gold and bronze medal contest for the women's +67kg and men's +80kg events.
Rio 2016 champion, China’s Zheng Shuyin and bronze medallist Bianca Walkden of Great Britain will try to return to the podium, but it will be no easy task as London 2012 champion Milica Mandić of Serbia and world no.4 Nafia Kuş of Turkey will also look for success in the Japanese capital.
As for men’s +80 kg, Tonga's Pita Taufatofua returns to the final day along with Rio 2016 silver medallist Abdoul Razak Issoufou of Niger. The reigning world champion Vladislav Larin of ROC is the no.1 seed.
8.30 a.m. Women
8.45 a.m. Men