After a 12 months delay and a number of adjustments, the 2020 Summer Olympics are lastly happening this month.
The Summer Olympics have been initially scheduled for final 12 months, however have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic continues to be impacting this 12 months’s video games, with athletes competing with out crowds of followers and social distancing measures nonetheless in impact.
Here, WWD breaks down every little thing it’s essential know concerning the 2020 Summer Olympics. Read on for extra.
When are the 2020 Summer Olympics?
The 2020 Summer Olympics have been initially slated to happen final July, however have been postponed to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Summer Games will now happen throughout a two-week interval beginning with the opening ceremony on July 23 and ending with the closing ceremony on Aug. 8. Some occasions, reminiscent of males’s and ladies’s soccer, will start forward of the official begin date on July 21.
The Paralympic Games will comply with on Aug. 24 to Sept. 5.
Where are the 2020 Summer Olympics being held?
Tokyo might be internet hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics. This is the second time the Japanese metropolis has hosted the Olympics. The first time was in the summertime of 1964.
Are the Tokyo Games nonetheless known as the 2020 Summer Olympics?
Although the Summer Games are happening in 2021, the International Olympic Committee continues to be referring to the video games because the 2020 Summer Olympics.
What sports activities are competing on the 2020 Summer Olympics?
Many well-liked summer time sports activities might be returning for the Olympic Games, together with swimming, gymnastics, monitor and discipline, diving, basketball, seashore volleyball, tennis, water polo, soccer and plenty of others.
Are there any new sports activities competing?
There might be a number of new sports activities added to the Olympics lineup this 12 months, together with skateboarding, browsing, sport climbing, karate and freestyle BMX biking.
Which athletes are returning to the 2020 Summer Olympics?
The 2020 U.S. Olympic crew contains 193 returning Olympians, reminiscent of gymnast Simone Biles, monitor and discipline athlete Allyson Felix, swimmers Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel, soccer gamers Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan, basketball gamers Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Sue Bird, amongst others.
Which athletes are making their Olympics debut?
Many of in the present day’s largest athletes are making their Olympics debut in Tokyo. Tennis champion Naomi Osaka, who selected to not attend Wimbledon and the French Open, might be making her first Olympics look this month enjoying for the Japanese crew.
Aside from Biles, the U.S. gymnastics crew is comprised of newcomers Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum, MyKayla Skinner and Jade Carey. This can even be the primary Olympics for tennis star Coco Gauff, basketball participant Devin Booker, swimmer Katie Grimes, equestrian (and Bruce Springsteen’s daughter) Jessica Springsteen and monitor and discipline athlete Noah Lyles, amongst others.
Which athletes gained’t be returning for the Olympics?
Several U.S. athletes won’t return for the 2020 Summer Olympics, together with tennis champion Serena Williams, swimmers Ryan Lochte and Nathan Adrian, gymnast Laurie Hernandez, diver David Boudia and seashore volleyball participant Kerri Walsh Jennings.
How is the COVID-19 pandemic impacting the 2020 Summer Olympics?
The 2020 Summer Olympics might be in contrast to any in years previous because of the pandemic. Because of social distancing and well being pointers, no spectators might be allowed at any of the Olympic stadiums or venues, marking a stark distinction from earlier Olympic video games that drew in 1000’s of spectators from all around the world.
Athletes can even endure common COVID-19 testing and temperature checks and can solely be permitted to remain on the Olympic Village through the length of their competitions.
Is Russia nonetheless banned from the Olympics?
For the second time, Russia isn’t competing within the Olympics as a consequence of a four-year ban on international sporting occasions instituted by the World Anti-Doping Agency over the nation’s athletes utilizing performance-enhancing medication.
Russian athletes, nonetheless, can nonetheless compete within the Olympic Games as “ROC” athletes, which is an acronym for Russian Olympic Committee. The athletes are additionally permitted to put on the colours of the Russian flag. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Russian athletes competed as “Olympic Athletes from Russia.”
Russia’s Olympics ban ends in December 2022.
What will the Team USA uniforms seem like?
Ralph Lauren is constant his custom of designing the Team USA Olympic uniforms. The uniforms comply with the model paying homage to the designer’s previous creations, together with a patriotic coloration scheme and Ralph Lauren brand.
As temperatures and humidity are anticipated to achieve file ranges, Lauren has launched RL Cooling, a brand new wearable expertise that’s mentioned to be a self-regulating temperature cooling gadget that’s built-in into the clothes in an effort to maintain the athletes cool.
Kim Kardashian West’s Skims style line can also be designing the official undergarments, pajamas and loungewear for Team USA. A capsule assortment of the items might be obtainable for buy for patrons.
How can I watch the 2020 Summer Olympics?
NBC will broadcast the Olympic Games and supply intensive protection all through the day on NBC, NBC Sports, CNBC and the USA Network. Viewers may stream protection on the NBC Olympics web site and NBC Sports app.
For these and not using a cable subscription, the 2020 Summer Olympics may be streamed by way of suppliers like Hulu, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV, Fubo TV, Sling TV and Locast.
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