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After a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Olympics are finally set to kick off at the end of July. And they are going to be epic.
After five years, we’re about to see game-changing athletes including Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, Allyson Felix, Naomi Osaka, and Oksana Masters show up once again for the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. The women of the WNBA will also be back competing for USA Basketball in pursuit of their seventh consecutive gold medal, and the World Cup champions and equal pay heroes of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will also be back to prove their dominance…again.
There are also some fresh faces ready to rep red, white, and blue on the world’s stage for the first time. You’re obviously not going to want to miss seeing America’s fastest woman, Sha’Carri Richardson, face off against Jamaican runner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, otherwise known as the fastest woman alive. And there’s also a slate of amazing women to watch in surfing and skateboarding, which are both making their Olympic debut.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the Tokyo Games this summer.
When are the 2021 Summer Olympics ?
The Olympic Games will be held from July 23 through August 8. The Paralympics 2021 start on August 24 and run through September 5.
How to watch the Summer Olympics
NBC will air its first-ever live broadcast of the opening ceremony on Friday, June 23, starting at 6:55 a.m. ET. (If you miss it live, don’t worry—the network will be airing a replay starting at 7:30 p.m. EST.)
It will also be easier than ever to watch the Paralympic Games this year, with over 1,200 hours of action broadcasting on NBC and the Olympics Channel and streaming live on the NBC Sports app.
2021 Olympics Schedule
Once the competition starts, there will be plenty to watch: the Tokyo Olympics will feature a record 33 competitions and 339 events.
Some highlights to add to your calendar:
Swimmers will compete from July 24 through August 1.
The women’s team gymnastics final will take place on July 27, followed by their individual events.
Track and field will start on July 30.
The USA Women’s basketball team will be gunning for their seventh gold starting on July 27 with the gold-medal game scheduled for August 8.
Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut this year running from July 26 to August 4.
Surfing, also new to the Olympics this year, will air between July 25 and August 1.
The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will be back on the field starting on July 21 with the gold-medal match airing August 6.
Paralympic track and field events will start on August 27 and run through September 5.
Follow all of Glamour’s 2021 Olympics and Paralympics coverage here.
Originally Appeared on Glamour