After being postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics have finally started. While some events kicked off on Wednesday, the opening ceremonies were held on Friday, marking the official start of the Games.
The opening ceremony began Friday morning on NBC and was rebroadcast in prime time that night. Japanese Naomi Osaka lit the cauldron atop a summit inspired by Mount Fuji, ending the torch’s journey from Greece to Japan.
The Tokyo Games are taking place under unusual circumstances with. Tokyo is under its fourth State of emergency as cases persevere to rise in the capital. Many athletes, including the rising American tennis star They had already had to withdraw from the games due to positive tests.
Despite the challenges of holding the event in the midst of the pandemic, with athletes and support staff arriving from around the world, the Games are poised to move forward.
Below is a schedule of some of the most anticipated events, including Simone Biles gymnastics competitions and football matches for the US women’s national team. You can also find game coverage at CBS Sports.
Live coverage of the events will be broadcast live on Peacock and rebroadcast on NBC, NBCSN and the USA. All times below are oriental.