A Brief Guide to Every Sport at the Olympics

From archery to yachting, and everything in between: Here are all the sports that are part of the Tokyo Games in 2021.

Thirty-three sports. Three hundred and thirty-nine events. And approximately 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals in waiting.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics (yes, the Games are still being referred to as 2020) are scheduled to proceed on July 23, with a few preliminary events on July 21 and 22.

Here’s the lowdown on every sport, including the Olympic debuts of surfing, skateboarding, karate and sport climbing.


It’s a little different than at summer camp: The archers try to hit a bull’s-eye that is about the size of a grapefruit from 70 meters away. South Korea is the dominant team and has won all eight women’s team gold medals since the event was added in 1988. Brady Ellison of the United States, who has two silver medals and a bronze in his career, will be aiming for his fourth Olympics.

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