Close  

Fans, athletes, volunteers will be up early at Tokyo Olympics

/ 06:10 PM April 16, 2019
Olympics Tokyo Event Schedule

From left, Men’s Judo Japan national team head coach Kosei Inoue, Women’s Softball Japan national team head coach Reika Utsugi and Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi pose for a photo after a press conference to unveil detailed Olympic competition schedule in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. For fans, athletes, and volunteers in Japan, next year’s Olympics in Tokyo could become known as the get-up-early games.Organizers announced Tuesday that – hoping to beat summer heat in the Japanese capital – the men’s 50-meter race walk final will begin at 5:30 a.m. The men’s and women’s marathon final will start at 6 a.m. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO — For fans, athletes and volunteers, next year’s Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games.

Organizers — hoping to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital — say the men’s 50-meter race walk final will begin at 5:30 a.m. The men’s and women’s marathon finals will start at 6 a.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

As previously announced, the swimming finals will begin at 10:30 a.m. The swim schedule has nothing to do with the heat. It allows North American television to telecast the finals live in prime time. American network NBC pays billions for Olympic TV rights.

Organizers say the first gold medal event will be the women’s 10-meter air rifle, which will take place on July 25 — the day after the opening ceremony.

FEATURED STORIES

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Olympics, Sports, Tokyo Olympics
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.