Operational changes made to Olympic and Paralympic competition schedules

Marathon Swimming Tokyo 2020 Test Event in August 2019 at Odaiba Marine Park.
Marathon Swimming Tokyo 2020 Test Event in August 2019 at Odaiba Marine Park.

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo2020) today announced minor modifications to the below competition schedules for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The competition schedules for Olympic athletics, rhythmic gymnastics and marathon swimming have been slightly adapted in consultation with the relevant stakeholders, including Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS). Changes to the Paralympic Games schedule include amended sessions for certain archery events in the ranking round.

The adaptation of start times for marathon swimming events were discussed with relevant stakeholders including the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Swimming Federation (FINA), and were decided upon as a heat countermeasure. Other minor modifications were made for operational reasons and agreed with the respective International Federations.

Changes to the Olympic competition schedule (all times JST):

7 Aug: Athletics (Olympic Stadium), start time: 19:00
4 Aug: Marathon Swimming (Odaiba Marine Park), Women's 10km: start time: 06:30, end time: 09:10
5 Aug: Marathon Swimming (Odaiba Marine Park), Men's 10km: start time: 06:30, end time: 09:10
7 Aug: Rhythmic Gymnastics (Ariake Gymnastics Centre), Individual All-Around Final: end time: 18:00
8 Aug: Rhythmic Gymnastics (Ariake Gymnastics Centre), Group All-Around Final: end time: 12:55

Changes to the Paralympic competition schedule:

27 Aug: Archery (Yumenoshima Park Archery Field), inclusion of Women's Recurve Open: Ranking Round
27 Aug: Archery (Yumenoshima Park Archery Field), inclusion of Men's Compound Open: Ranking Round