Tokyo Olympics 2021 Sports List – Check Complete list of Games/ sports, Schedule of Sport, Number of players

The biggest festival of sports on the planet is here. After a prolonged wait, the Olympics have started. We are all excited to see world champions perform at the biggest sporting event. But do you know how many sports are in the Olympics Tokyo 2021? A few new Olympics sports 2021 are also added to this year’s Olympics to make the tournament more exciting and thrilling than ever before.

In total, there are six new sports that the going to make their Olympics debut this year with Tokyo Olympics 2021. With the addition to these new sports, now the Olympics have 18 new medal events with 9 new medals each for men and women. Go through this post to get the complete list of games in Tokyo 2021 Olympics.

List of Sports in Tokyo Olympics 2021

Those who are wondering what sports are in the Olympics 2021 may check the list given below.

Name of Sports Number of Events
Aquatics Artistic Swimming – 2 Events
Diving – 8 Events
Swimming – 37 Events
Water Polo – 2 Events
Archery 5 Events
Athletics 48 Events
Badminton 5 Events
Baseball Baseball – 1 Events
Softball – 1 Events
Basketball Basketball – 2 Events
3×3 Basketball – 2 Events
Boxing 13 Events
Canoeing Slalom – 4 Events
Sprint – 12 Events
Cycling BMX freestyle – 2 Events
BMX racing – 2 Events
Mountain biking – 2 Events
Road cycling – 2 Events
Track Cycling – 12 Events
Equestrian Dressage – 2 Events
Eventing – 2 Events
Jumping – 2 Events
Fencing  12 Events
Field Hockey  2 Events
Football 2 Events
Golf 2 Events
Gymnastics Artistic – 14 Events
Rhythmic – 2 Events
Tramoline – 2 Events
Handball 2 Events
Judo 15 Events
Karate Kata – 2 Events
Kumite – 6 Events
Modern Pentathlon 2 Events
Rowing 14 Events
Rugby Sevens 2 Events
Sailing 10 Events
Shooting 15 Events
Skateboarding 4 Events
Sport Climbing 2 Events
Surfing 2 Events
Table Tennis 5 Events
Taekwondo 8 Events
Tennis 5 Events
Triathlon 3 Events
Volleyball Volleyball – 2 Events
Beach Volleyball – 2 Events
Weightlifting 14 Events
Wrestling Freestyle – 12 Events
Greco-Roman – 6 Events

List of new sports in Tokyo Olympics 2021

Here are the sports added in the Olympics for the first time in Tokyo 2021.

  1. Sport Climbing (2 Gold Medals)

Sport Climbing is going to make its Olympics debut this year. This sport is a form of rock climbing in which the strength, endurance, gymnastic ability and technique of an athlete are tested.

Before Tokyo, this game is previously tested at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. In the Olympic sport climbing event, athletes have to compete in three disciplines  i.e. lead climbing, speed climbing, and bouldering.

  1. Skateboarding (4 Gold Medals)

Courtesy of the effort of the International Skateboarding Federation, Skateboarding is also going to make its Olympic debut in Tokyo. The Olympics event will contain two form of Skateboarding i.e. park and street.

The street form is designed to replicate street skating with Ramps, Stairs, and Rails. In the park event, participants have to show their skills in a bowl-shaped course.

  1. Karate (8 Gold Medals)

All of us have heard of Karate. But, do you know this sport is also going to make its Olympics debut at Tokyo 2021. There are two types of disciplines in Karate i.e. Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring) for both men and women athletes.

During the Kata event, an athlete has to perform both defensive and offensive movements against a virtual opponent. The jury will give rating points on the basis of speed, strength, balance, rhythm, and power.

Two opponents with equal weights compete against each other in Kumite aka sparring discipline. These matches will take place in an area of 8 by 8-meters for 3 minutes. The judges will be given points based on kicks, punches and landing strikes on the opponent’s body.

  1. Baseball/ Softball (2 Gold Medals)

Baseball was first introduced in the 2012 Olympics. Initially, there were only men athletes who used to play this game. Later on, women athletes also started playing this game with a new version known as softball. Both baseball and softball were removed from the Olympics games list after 2012 London Olympics.

Now, baseball for men and softball for women are making comebacks with Tokyo Olympics 2021. As compared to baseball, softball is played with a bigger ball on a small ground.

  1. Surfing (2 Gold Medals)

Another game to be played for the first time in this year’s Olympics is Surfing. The event will take place at Shidashita Beach of Japan’s Pacific Coast. Both Men and Women will part in the event. 4 athletes will compete with each other in a match. The duration of a match will be around 20 minutes to 25 minutes depending upon the quality of waves. Authorities will judge athletes on the basis of precise execution to overcome the large waves. The top 2 athletes from a match will move on to the next round.

Schedule of All Sports in Tokyo Olympics 2021

None of us follows all sports. Here is the list of all sports at Tokyo Olympics 2021 along with their schedules so that you can follow your favourite sport with ease.

Name of Sports Schedule of Events
Aquatics Artistic Swimming – 2nd August  (Monday) – 4th August  (Wednesday), 6th August (Friday) – 7th August (Saturday)
Diving – 25th July (Sunday) – 28th July (Wednesday), 30th July (Friday) – 7th August  (Saturday)
Swimming – 24th July (Saturday) – 1st August (Sunday)
Water Polo – 24th July (Saturday) – 8th August  (Sunday)
Archery 23rd July  (Friday) – 31st July (Saturday)
Athletics 30th July (Friday) – 8th August (Sunday)
Badminton 24th July (Saturday) – 2nd August (Monday)
Baseball Baseball – 28th July (Wednesday) – 5th August  (Thursday), 7th August (Saturday)
Softball – 21st July (Wednesday) – 22nd July (Tuesday), 24th July (Saturday) – 27th July (Tuesday)
Basketball Basketball – 24th July (Saturday) – 28th July (Wednesday)
3×3 Basketball – 25th July (Sunday) – 8th August (Sunday)
Boxing 24th July (Saturday) – 1st August (Sunday), 3rd August (Tuesday) – 8th August (Sunday)
Canoeing Slalom – 25th July (Sunday) – 30th July (Friday)
Sprint – 2nd August (Monday) – 7th August (Saturday)
Cycling BMX freestyle – 31st July (Saturday) – 1st August (Sunday)
BMX racing – 29th July (Thursday) – 30th July (Friday)
Mountain biking – 26th July (Monday) – 29th July (Tuesday)
Road cycling – 26th July (Saturday) – 25th July (Sunday), 28th July (Wednesday)
Track Cycling – 2nd August (Monday) – 8th August (Sunday)
Equestrian Dressage – 24th July (Saturday) – 25th July (Sunday), 27th July (Tuesday) – 28th July (Wednesday)
Eventing – 30th July (Friday) – 2nd August (Monday)
Jumping – 3rd August (Tuesday) 6th August (Wednesday), 7th August (Friday) – 7th August (Saturday)
Fencing  24th July (Saturday) – 1st August (Sunday)
Field Hockey  24th July (Saturday) – 6th August (Friday)
Football July 21 (Wednesday) – July 22 (Thursday), 24th July (Saturday) – 25th July (Sunday), 27th July (Tuesday) – 28th July (Wednesday), 30th July (Friday) – 31st July (Saturday), 2nd August (Monday) – 3rd August (Tuesday), 5th August (Thursday) – 7th August (Saturday)
Golf 29th July (Thursday) – 1st August (Sunday), 4th August (Wednesday) – 7th August (Saturday)
Gymnastics Artistic – 29th July (Thursday), 1st August (Sunday) – 3rd August (Tuesday)
Rhythmic – 6th August (Friday) – 8th August (Sunday)
Trampoline – 30th July (Friday) – 31st July (Saturday)
Handball 24th July (Saturday) – 8th August (Sunday)
Judo 24th July (Saturday) – 31st July (Saturday)
Karate Kata – 5th August (Thursday)- 7th August (Saturday)
Kumite – 5th August (Thursday)- 7th August (Saturday)
Modern Pentathlon 5th August (Thursday)- 7th August (Saturday)
Rowing 23rd July (Friday) – 30th July (Friday)
Rugby Sevens 26th July (Monday) – 31st July (Saturday)
Sailing 25th July (Sunday) – 4th August (Wednesday)
Shooting Rifle and Pistol: 24th July (Saturday) – 25th July (Sunday), 27th July (Tuesday), 29th July (Thursday) – 2nd August (Monday)

Shotgun: 25th July (Sunday) – 26th July (Monday), 28th July (Wednesday) – 29th July (Thursday), 31st July (Saturday)

Skateboarding Park: 4th August (Wednesday) – 5th August (Thursday)

Street: 25th July (Sunday) – 26th July (Monday)

Sport Climbing 3rd August (Tuesday) – 6th August (Friday)
Surfing 25th July (Sunday) – 1st August (Sunday)
Table Tennis 24th July (Saturday) – 30th July (Friday), 1st August (Sunday) – 6th August (Friday)
Taekwondo 24th July (Saturday) – 27th July (Tuesday)
Tennis 24th July (Saturday) – 1st August (Sunday)
Triathlon 26th July (Monday) – 27th July (Tuesday), 31st July (Saturday)
Volleyball Volleyball – 24th July (Saturday) – 8th August (Sunday)
Beach Volleyball – 24th July (Saturday) – 7th August (Saturday)
Weightlifting 24th July (Saturday) – 28th July (Wednesday), 31st July (Saturday) – 4th August (Wednesday)
Wrestling 1st August (Sunday) – 7th August (Saturday)

Also Read: Tokyo Olympics Medals List

Number of Athletes from Each Country in Olympics 2021

Not all countries are going to participate in the sporting events in the Tokyo Olympics. Check out the number of athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics Sport 2021 from the contingent of each participating country.

  • Afghanistan – 5 Athletes
  • Albania – 9 Athletes
  • Algeria – 44 Athletes
  • American Samoa – 6 Athletes
  • Andorra – 2 Athletes
  • Angola – 20 Athletes
  • Antigua and Barbuda – 6 Athletes
  • Argentina – 174 Athletes
  • Armenia – 17 Athletes
  • Aruba – 3 Athletes
  • Australia – 478 Athletes
  • Austria – 60 Athletes
  • Azerbaijan – 44 Athletes
  • Bahamas – 16 Athletes
  • Bahrain – 32 Athletes
  • Bangladesh – 6 Athletes
  • Barbados – 8 Athletes
  • Belarus – 101 Athletes
  • Belgium – 121 Athletes
  • Belize – 3 Athletes
  • Benin – 7 Athletes
  • Bermuda – 2 Athletes
  • Bhutan – 4 Athletes
  • Bolivia – 5 Athletes
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – 7Athletes
  • Botswana – 13 Athletes
  • Brazil – 301 Athletes
  • British Virgin Islands – 3 Athletes
  • Brunei – 2 Athletes
  • Bulgaria – 42 Athletes
  • Burkina Faso – 7 Athletes
  • Burundi – 6 Athletes
  • Cambodia – 3 Athletes
  • Cameroon – 12 Athletes
  • Canada – 370 Athletes
  • Cape Verde – 6 Athletes
  • Cayman Islands – 5 Athletes
  • Central African Republic – 2 Athletes
  • Chad – 3 Athletes
  • Chile – 57 Athletes
  • China – 406 Athletes
  • Colombia – 71 Athletes
  • Comoros – 3 Athletes
  • Cook Islands – 6 Athletes
  • Costa Rica – 12 Athletes
  • Croatia – 59 Athletes
  • Cuba – 70 Athletes
  • Cyprus – 15 Athletes
  • Czech Republic – 115 Athletes
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo – 7 Athletes
  • Denmark – 105 Athletes
  • Djibouti – 4 Athletes
  • Dominica – 2 Athletes
  • Dominican Republic – 62 Athletes
  • East Timor – 3 Athletes
  • Ecuador – 48 Athletes
  • Egypt – 133 Athletes
  • El Salvador – 5 Athletes
  • Equatorial Guinea – 3 Athletes
  • Eritrea – 13 Athletes
  • Estonia – 33 Athletes
  • Eswatini – 4 Athletes
  • Ethiopia – 38 Athletes
  • Federated States of Micronesia – 3 Athletes
  • Fiji – 30 Athletes Athletes
  • Finland – 29 Athletes
  • France – 398 Athletes
  • Gabon – 5 Athletes
  • The Gambia – 4 Athletes
  • Georgia – 35 Athletes
  • Germany – 425 Athletes
  • Ghana – 14 Athletes
  • Great Britain – 376 Athletes
  • Greece – 83 Athletes
  • Grenada – 6 Athletes
  • Guam – 5 Athletes
  • Guatemala – 24 Athletes
  • Guinea – 5 Athletes
  • Guinea-Bissau – 4 Athletes
  • Guyana – 7Athletes
  • Haiti – 6 Athletes
  • Honduras – 22 Athletes
  • Hong Kong – 42 Athletes
  • Hungary – 166 Athletes
  • Iceland – 4 Athletes
  • India – 120 Athletes
  • Indonesia – 28 Athletes
  • Iran – 66 Athletes
  • Iraq – 4 Athletes
  • Ireland – 116 Athletes
  • Israel – 90 Athletes
  • Italy – 372 Athletes
  • Ivory Coast – 28 Athletes
  • Jamaica – 50 Athletes
  • Japan – 552 (host) Athletes
  • Jordan – 14 Athletes
  • Kazakhstan – 93 Athletes
  • Kenya – 85 Athletes
  • Kiribati – 3 Athletes
  • Kosovo – 11 Athletes
  • Kuwait – 11 Athletes
  • Kyrgyzstan – 16 Athletes
  • Laos – 4 Athletes
  • Latvia – 33 Athletes
  • Lebanon – 6 Athletes
  • Lesotho – 2 Athletes
  • Liberia – 3 Athletes
  • Libya – 4 Athletes
  • Liechtenstein – 5 Athletes
  • Lithuania – 41 Athletes
  • Luxembourg – 12 Athletes
  • Madagascar – 6 Athletes
  • Malawi – 5 Athletes
  • Malaysia – 30 Athletes
  • Maldives – 4 Athletes
  • Mali – 4 Athletes
  • Malta – 6 Athletes
  • Marshall Islands – 2 Athletes
  • Mauritania – 2 Athletes
  • Mauritius – 8 Athletes
  • Mexico – 164 Athletes
  • Moldova – 20 Athletes
  • Monaco – 6 Athletes
  • Mongolia – 43 Athletes
  • Montenegro – 34 Athletes
  • Morocco – 50 Athletes
  • Mozambique – 10 Athletes
  • Myanmar – 3 Athletes
  • Namibia – 11 Athletes
  • Nauru – 2 Athletes
  • Nepal – 5 Athletes
  • Netherlands – 274 Athletes
  • New Zealand – 223 Athletes
  • Nicaragua – 8 Athletes
  • Niger – 7 Athletes
  • Nigeria – 60 Athletes
  • North Macedonia – 8 Athletes
  • Norway – 75 Athletes
  • Oman – 5 Athletes
  • Pakistan – 10 Athletes
  • Palau – 3 Athletes
  • Palestine – 5 Athletes
  • Panama – 10 Athletes
  • Papua New Guinea – 8 Athletes
  • Paraguay – 8 Athletes
  • Peru – 35 Athletes
  • Philippines – 19 Athletes
  • Poland – 210 Athletes
  • Portugal – 92 Athletes
  • Puerto Rico – 37 Athletes
  • Qatar – 16 Athletes
  • Refugee Olympic Team – 29 Athletes
  • Republic of the Congo – 3 Athletes
  • Russia – 328 Athletes
  • Romania – 101 Athletes
  • Rwanda – 6 Athletes
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – 2 Athletes
  • Saint Lucia – 5 Athletes
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 3 Athletes
  • Samoa – 8 Athletes
  • San Marino – 5 Athletes
  • São Tomé and Príncipe – 3 Athletes
  • Saudi Arabia – 29 Athletes
  • Senegal – 9 Athletes
  • Serbia – 86 Athletes
  • Seychelles – 5 Athletes
  • Sierra Leone – 4 Athletes
  • Singapore – 23 Athletes
  • Slovakia – 41 Athletes
  • Slovenia – 53 Athletes
  • Solomon Islands – 3 Athletes
  • Somalia – 2 Athletes
  • South Africa – 177 Athletes
  • South Korea – 235 Athletes
  • South Sudan – 2 Athletes
  • Spain – 334 Athletes
  • Sri Lanka – 9 Athletes
  • Sudan – 5 Athletes
  • Suriname – 3 Athletes
  • Sweden – 134 Athletes
  • Switzerland – 107 Athletes
  • Syria – 6 Athletes
  • Chinese Taipei – 68 Athletes
  • Tajikistan – 11 Athletes
  • Tanzania – 3 Athletes
  • Thailand – 42 Athletes
  • Togo – 4 Athletes
  • Tonga – 6 Athletes
  • Trinidad and Tobago – 22 Athletes
  • Tunisia – 63 Athletes
  • Turkey – 108 Athletes
  • Turkmenistan – 9 Athletes
  • Tuvalu – 2 Athletes
  • Uganda – 25 Athletes
  • Ukraine – 155 Athletes
  • United Arab Emirates – 5 Athletes
  • United States – 613 Athletes
  • Uruguay – 11 Athletes
  • Uzbekistan – 63 Athletes
  • Vanuatu – 3 Athletes
  • Venezuela – 44 Athletes
  • Vietnam – 18 Athletes
  • Virgin Islands – 4 Athletes
  • Yemen – 5 Athletes
  • Zambia – 26 Athletes
  • Zimbabwe – 5 Athletes

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