The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will feature 33 sports and 339 medal events held at 42 venues across Japan.

It all starts on Wednesday, July 21, with first-round matches in women’s soccer and softball competitions.

The opening ceremony of the 33rd Summer Games takes place at the Olympic Stadium on Friday, July 23, and the first medals will be won the following day.

The competition ends on August 8, a Sunday, with the closing ceremony.

How does Brazil get to the Games?

Team Brazil will have fewer athletes than in Rio 2016 when there were 465 Brazilians competing at home. But the delegation going to Japan is the largest ever sent abroad by Brazil: 301 athletes. In London 2012, 257 Brazilian athletes had competed.

In Tokyo, Brazil will count with the participation of 31 Olympic medalists, being 18 champions: Arthur Zanetti, of artistic gymnastics; Thiago Braz, from athletics; Rodrigo Pessoa, from equestrianism; Kahena Kunze, Martine Grael and Robert Scheidt, from sailing; Bruninho, Douglas Souza, Fernanda Garay, Lucão, Lucarelli, Maurício Borges, Maurício Souza, Natália, Tandara, and Wallace, from volleyball; and Alison and Bruno Schmidt, from beach volleyball.

How many gold medals will be won?

  • There are 339 medal events — with 34 golds being won on a penultimate day, the highest number of any day during the Games;
  • The first gold medal will be won in the women’s 10m air rifle competition on Saturday, July 24th;
  • The final gold medal will be awarded to the winners of the men’s water polo final on Sunday 8 August;
  • ‘Super Saturday’ on July 31 has 21 medal events while ‘Golden Sunday’ the following day has 25.

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