Tokyo Olympics 2021 schedule today, July 31: events, sports, times, and how to watch
Catch all the information on the Olympics for today, July 31. 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.
Baseball opening round - USA vs. South Korea
Both teams will face each other in the Baseball Opening Round Group B match on Saturday. South Korea are ranked third while the USA are positioned one place below them at fourth.
South Korea had an almighty scare in their opening match against Israel, who were making their debut in the Olympics. Though they won 6-5, the team needs to up its game if they want to stand a chance against the USA.
The match against Israel was tied 5-5 at the bottom of the ninth inning. In the extra inning, South Korea scored a single off a pitch thrown by Jeremy Bleich. The USA are in decent form and the Asian team needs to be on top of its game to win their upcoming encounter on Saturday.
While South Korea survived in a thriller against Israel, the USA beat the same opponent by 8-1, proving they are a big force.
Track and field finals, Men's discus, 4x400m mixed relay, Women's 100m
The day begins on the track with the first rounds of the women's 400m hurdles, the men's pole vault, the men's 800m and the qualifying rounds of the women's 100m hurdles and women's discus. The morning ends with the preliminary round of one of the most highly-anticipated events of the Games, the men's 100m.
Later on, the Olympic Stadium will host the qualifying round of the men's long jump, the women's 100m semifinals and the first round of the men's 100m.
Then it's back to the field for the final of the men's discus before the semifinals of the women's 800m and the final of the first-ever Olympic mixed 4x400m relay.
The women's 100m final will take place to end an action-packed day of track and field at the Olympic Stadium.
Jamaica has won every single title in the women’s 100m since pocket rocket Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce stormed to victory in Beijing 2008.
Fraser-Pryce is on the cusp of becoming the first woman to win three Olympic gold medals in the blue-riband event.
The first-ever mixed 4x400m relay final will be highlighted by American icon Allyson Felix, who can become the most decorated woman in athletics at the Games. The U.S. quartet that featured Felix won the world title in the mixed 4x400m relay in 2019, setting a world record of 3:09.34.
In the men’s category, Sweden’s Daniel Stahl will try to add an Olympic gold to this 2019 world title.
Men's basketball - USA vs. Czech Republic
The star-studded and favorites for the gold USA face the Czech Republic in their final group stage game. The top-two teams in each pod will advance to the knockout rounds.
Kevin Durant and Co. recovered from a surprising loss to France in their opener with a comfortable victory over Iran. The Czechs meanwhile also lost to the French team, but also defeated the Iranians in their first game.
The Americans shouldn’t take the Czech Republic lightly because they will be a tougher opponent than Iran, although these are the first Olympics for the Czechs.
Ronen Ginzburg’s men managed to beat Greece and Canada in the Olympic Qualifiers to book their ticket to the Japanese capital.
Men's golf final round
Xander Schauffele is likely to be in the last group of Round 3 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics men’s golf event.
While 16 of the 60 golfers have yet to complete play due to weather, Schauffele at -11 holds a one-shot lead over Carlos Ortiz of Mexico who has also completed his round. Mito Pereira, Alex Noren, and Sepp Straka are also in the clubhouse at -8, with home nation favorite Hideki Matsuyama also at -8, but with two holes to play.
Swimming finals - Men's 50m freestyle, Women's 50m freestyle, Men's 1500m freestyle, Women's 4 x 100m medley relay, Men's 4 x 100m medley relay
American Caeleb Dressel and Florent Manaudou of France will meet in the men's 50m freestyle finals. Manaudou won the gold in London 2012 and followed it up with a silver in Rio 2016, while Dressel has already won two gold medals in Tokyo.
In the women's 50m free finals, Pernille Blume will face Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden and Australia's Emma McKeon.
The men's 1500m freestyle favorites are Mykhailo Romanchuk of Ukraine and Robert Finke of the United States. Days ago, the American won the first Olympic men's 800m freestyle with an amazing last-50 kick.
In the two 4x100m medley relays, many eyes will be on ROC in the men's and women's finals as well as Team USA and Australia in the women's and Team GB in the men's.
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