Laurel Hubbard will make history as the first ever openly transgender athlete at an Olympic Games when she competes at Tokyo 2020.
The weightlifter from New Zealand makes her Olympic debut at the age of 43 as she competes in the women's +87kg competition, while Laura Kenny gets her Olympics underway on the velodrome.
Take a look at what's to come in the final nine days of competition with our comprehensive guide.
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Hubbard is set to compete against a strong field of the heaviest female lifters at this Olympic Games, including Great Britain's Emily Campbell, from 11.50am BST.
Born male, Hubbard transitioned in 2012 and was selected for the Olympics, as is permitted, by the New Zealand Olympic Committee in June.
She won a silver medal at the World Championships in Anaheim in 2017 in the +90kg weight category.
Elsewhere, the track cycling schedule gets underway at the Izu Velodrome, with the women's team sprint the only medal event on the first day of action.
The final begins at 10.09am BST, though there is no British team involved.
Of more interest for Team GB will be the start of the team pursuit events - Laura Kenny will start her bid for three gold medals at Tokyo 2020 in qualifying from 7.54am.
Great Britain are also defending their crown in the men's team pursuit: 9.02am is the time you need to know for that one.

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On a different kind of track, meanwhile, there are finals in the women's 100m hurdles (3.50am) and 5000m (1.40pm), along with heats and semi-finals in the 200m, with world champion Dina Asher-Smith unable to take part after struggling with injury - Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Gabby Thomas and the rest will look to make the final from 11.25am.

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There may be no British involvement but the women's team sprint could be an outstanding start to the track cycling programme at Tokyo 2020.
China enter as defending champions but it is the Germans who will be favoured, with Emma Hinze a reigning world champion in the event.
She is partnered by Lea Freidrich, involved in qualifying as Hinze and Pauline Grabosch secured a home gold in Berlin last year, with the duo looking to better a third-placed finish for their nation five years ago.
Worlds silver medallists Australia are not competing, but ROC will be dangerous, and look out for the Dutch - Laurien van Riessen won a bronze medal in speed skating at the Winter Olympics before switching to cycling.

Jason Kenny wins the sprint in Olympic record at Rio 2016

Monday's action in Tokyo

Competition start dates and medal events below.
Monday 2 August, 2021
  • Artistic gymnastics: finals in rings (men), floor (women), vault (men)
  • Artistic swimming: competition starts (women)
  • Athletics: finals in long jump (men), 100m hurdles (women), discus (women), 3000m steeplechase (men), 5000m (women)
  • Badminton: doubles medal matches (women), singles medal matches (men)
  • Canoe sprint: competition starts
  • Cycling, track: competition starts; team sprint finals (women)
  • Equestrian: team final, individual final
  • Sailing: 49er FX medal race (women), 49er medal race (men)
  • Shooting: 25m rapid fire pistol (men), 50m rifle 3 positions (men)
  • Weightlifting: 87kg (women), +87kg (women)
  • Wrestling: finals in Greco-Roman 60kg (men), Greco-Roman 130kg (men), freestyle 76kg (women)

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Highlights and top events in Games

Heptathlon: Is Katarina Johnson-Thompson at somewhere near full fitness? That's the question on everyone's lips ahead of the heptathlon at Tokyo 2020 as she prepares for what could be another spectacular duel with the brilliant Nafi Thiam of Belgium. The 100m hurdles is the first of the seven events for Thiam and KJT, starting at 1.35am BST on Wednesday 4 August.
Track cycling: Team GB's golden couple Laura and Jason Kenny could become their nation's most successful female and male athletes as they compete for as many as six combined golds at the Izu Velodrome. Laura is on track first on August 2, with a potential team pursuit final at 9.26am on August 3, and Jason's team sprint final soon after at 9.44am.
Closing Ceremony: The Games comes to a close on August 8 at 20:00 local time (12:00 UK time), with attention quickly turning to the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing (less than six months later!) and 2024 Summer Games in Paris.

How many sports and events in Games?

IOC chief Thomas Bach has kept his promise to not cull events due to the postponement, with organisers revealing an almost identical schedule for 2021 as the one planned for this summer.
That means a record 339 medal events across 33 sports and 42 venues.

What are the new sports?

  • Baseball/softball
  • Karate
  • Surfing
  • Skateboarding
  • Sport climbing

Dates of Tokyo 2020 sports

  • 3x3 basketball (July 24-28)
  • Archery (July 23-31)
  • Artistic gymnastics (July 24 - August 3)
  • Artistic swimming (August 2-7)
  • Athletics (July 30 - August 8)
  • Badminton (July 24 - August 2)
  • Baseball/softball (July 21 - August 7)
  • Beach volleyball (July 24 - August 7)
  • Boxing (July 24 - August 8)
  • Canoe slalom (July 25-30)
  • Canoe sprint (August 2-7)
  • Cycling BMX freestyle (July 31 - August 1)
  • Cycling BMX racing (July 29-30)
  • Cycling mountain biking (July 26-27)
  • Cycling road (July 25-26; July 29)
  • Cycling track (August 2-8)
  • Diving (July 25 - August 7)
  • Equestrian (July 24 - August 7)
  • Fencing (July 24 - August 1)
  • Football (July 21 - August 7)
  • Golf (30 July - August 2; August 5-8)
  • Handball (July 24 - August 8)
  • Hockey (July 24 - August 6)
  • Judo (July 24-31)
  • Karate (August 5-7)
  • Marathon swimming (August 4-5)
  • Modern pentathlon (August 5-7)
  • Rhythmic gymnastics (August 6-8)
  • Rowing (July 23-30)
  • Rugby (July 26-31)
  • Sailing (July 26 - August 4)
  • Shooting (July 24 - August 2)
  • Skateboarding (July 25-26; August 4-5)
  • Sport climbing (August 3-6)
  • Surfing (July 25 - August 1)
  • Swimming (July 24 - August 1)
  • Table tennis (July 24 - August 6)
  • Taekwondo (July 24-27)
  • Tennis (July 24 - August 1)
  • Trampoline gymnastics (July 30-31)
  • Triathlon (July 26-27; July 31)
  • Volleyball (July 24 - August 8)
  • Water polo (July 24 - August 8)
  • Weightlifting (July 24-28; July 31 - August 4)
  • Wrestling (August 1-7)

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games schedule

Competition start dates and medal events below.
Monday August 2, 2021
  • Artistic gymnastics: finals in rings (men), floor (women), vault (men)
  • Artistic swimming: competition starts (women)
  • Athletics: finals in long jump (men), 100m hurdles (women), discus (women), 3000m steeplechase (men), 5000m (women)
  • Badminton: doubles medal matches (women), singles medal matches (men)
  • Canoe sprint: competition starts
  • Cycling, track: competition starts; team sprint finals (women)
  • Equestrian: team final, individual final
  • Sailing: 49er FX medal race (women), 49er medal race (men)
  • Shooting: 25m rapid fire pistol (men), 50m rifle 3 positions (men)
  • Weightlifting: 87kg (women), +87kg (women)
  • Wrestling: finals in Greco-Roman 60kg (men), Greco-Roman 130kg (men), freestyle 76kg (women)
Tuesday August 3, 2021
  • Artistic gymnastics: finals in parallel bars (men), balance beam (women), horizontal bar (men)
  • Athletics: finals in long jump (women), 400m hurdles (men), pole vault (men), hammer (women), 800m (women), 200m (women)
  • Boxing: welter final (men)
  • Canoe sprint: finals in kayak single 200m (women), canoe double 1000m (men), kayak single 1000m (men), kayak double 500m (women)
  • Cycling, track: finals in team pursuit (women) and team sprint (men)
  • Diving: 3m springboard (men)
  • Sailing: medal races in Finn (men), Foiling Nacra 17 (mixed)
  • Sport climbing: competition starts (men)
  • Weightlifting: 109kg (men)
  • Wrestling: finals in Greco-Roman 77kg (men), Greco-Roman 97kg (men), freestyle 68kg (women)
Wednesday August 4, 2021
  • Artistic swimming: duet final (women)
  • Athletics: finals in 400m hurdles (women), 3000m steeplechase (women), hammer (men), 800m (men), 200m (men)
  • Boxing: light heavy final (men)
  • Cycling, track: team pursuit final (men)
  • Equestrian: jumping individual final
  • Golf: opening day (women)
  • Marathon swimming: 10km (women)
  • Sailing: 470 medal races
  • Skateboarding: park competition (women)
  • Sport climbing: competition starts (women)
  • Weightlifting: +109kg (men)
  • Wrestling: finals in Greco-Roman 67kg (men), Greco-Roman 87kg (men), freestyle 62kg (women)
Thursday August 5, 2021
  • Athletics: finals in triple jump (men), shot put (men), 100m hurdles (men), 20km race walk (men), pole vault (women), 400m (men)
  • Boxing: feather final (men)
  • Canoe sprint: finals in kayak single 200m (men), canoe single 200m (women), kayak single 500m (women), kayak double 1000m (men)
  • Cycling, track: keirin final (women), omnium (men)
  • Diving: 10m platform (women)
  • Hockey: medal matches (men)
  • Karate: finals in kata (women), kumite -67kg (men), kumite -55kg (women)
  • Marathon swimming: 10km (men)
  • Modern pentathlon: competition starts
  • Skateboarding: park competition (men)
  • Sport climbing: combined final (men)
  • Table tennis: team medal matches (women)
  • Wrestling: finals in freestyle 57kg (men), freestyle 86kg (men), freestyle 57kg (women)
Friday August 6, 2021
  • Athletics: finals in 50km race walk (men), 20km race walk (women), javelin (women), 5000m (men), 400m (women), 1500m (women), 4x100m relay (both)
  • Beach volleyball: medal matches (women)
  • Boxing: heavy final (men)
  • Cycling, track: finals in madison (women), sprint (men)
  • Football: gold medal match (women)
  • Hockey: medal matches (men)
  • Karate: finals in kata (men), kumite -61kg (women), kumite -75kg (men)
  • Modern pentathlon: finale (women)
  • Rhythmic gymnastics: competition starts (women)
  • Sport climbing: combined final (women)
  • Table tennis: team medal matches (men)
  • Wrestling: finals in freestyle 74kg (men), freestyle 125kg (men), freestyle 53kg (women)
Saturday August 7, 2021
  • Artistic swimming: team free (women)
  • Athletics: marathon (women); finals in high jump (women), 10,000m (women), javelin (men), 1500m (men), 4x400m relay (both)
  • Baseball: medal matches (men)
  • Basketball: gold medal game (men)
  • Beach volleyball: medal matches (men)
  • Boxing: finals in fly (both), middle (men), welter (women)
  • Canoe sprint: finals in canoe double 500m (women), canoe single 1000m (men), kayak four 500m (both)
  • Cycling, track: madison final (men)
  • Diving: 10m platform (men)
  • Equestrian: team jump final
  • Football: gold medal match (men)
  • Golf: final day (women)
  • Handball: medal matches (men)
  • Karate: finals in kumite +61kg (women), kumite +75kg (men)
  • Modern pentathlon: finale (men)
  • Rhythmic gymnastics: individual all-around (women)
  • Volleyball: medal matches (men)
  • Water polo: medal matches (women)
  • Wrestling: finals in freestyle 65kg (men), freestyle 97kg (men), freestyle 50kg (women)
Sunday August 8, 2021
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Athletics: marathon (men)
  • Basketball: gold medal game (women)
  • Boxing: finals in light (both), middle (women), super heavy (men)
  • Cycling, track: finals in sprint (women), keirin (men); omnium (women)
  • Handball: medal matches (women)
  • Rhythmic gymnastics: group all-around (women)
  • Volleyball: medal matches (women)
  • Water polo: medal matches (men)
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