What’s on at the Olympics today? Thursday 22nd July – Football and more

by 24USATVJuly 22, 2021, midnight 14
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The Olympic Games are well and truly underway before the flame has been lit with the women’s softball and football events already taking place.

We may be a short while away from the Games hitting full pelt, but for sport-starved fans craving a post-Euro 2020 adrenaline rush, the opening events will go down nicely.

Team GB’s women already triumphed in their opening football clash with Chile, and while the men don’t have a team in 2021, Brazil v Germany is sure to light up the day!

RadioTimes.com brings you the full schedule of Olympic events coming up live on TV today as well as exclusive analysis from some of the biggest names in world sport.

We will endeavour to bring you extensive, up-to-date timings on events listed below, though the list is not exhaustive, with 339 medals to be won across the course of the Games.

Keep an eye out during TV coverage for timing changes, schedule reshuffles and for more events, disciplines and categories to enjoy. Every event will be shown live on Eurosport and discovery+ or across BBC TV and online platforms.

Football at the Olympics: first round starts (men)

As mentioned Team GB will only be represented by the women in the football competitions, but there will be a high standard across the men’s tournament.

Legendary full-back Dani Alves, Arsenal hot-shot Gabriel Martinelli and Spanish prodigy Pedri – the latter has only just wrapped up at Euro 2020 – are among the stars on show throughout the competition.

From midnight into early hours of Saturday

Every Games needs a spectacular start. A couple of sports may have already got underway, but this is the true beginning of the Olympics in 2021, the moment the world has been waiting for.

It’s sure to be a spectacle like no other in Tokyo as the flame is lit and athletes enter the Olympic Stadium for their first glimpse of the weeks of excitement to come.

A classic Olympic sport, archery is one of those events that many won’t keep track of in between Games, but once it comes around in the Olympics, everyone is fully onboard.

The competition begins with a huge array of stars aiming to make early strides towards gold medals being draped around them.

Team GB’s range of top rowing talents will kick-start their charge for glory in this one as the rowing gets underway prior to the Opening Ceremony.

However, it is an inexperienced squad selected for Britain, with just eight of the 45 British rowers heading to Tokyo having experience of prior Olympics.

If you’re looking for something else to watch check out our TV Guide or visit our Sport hub for all the latest news.

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