Tokyo 2020 – Softball, football, rowing, shooting: which sports precede the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games


It is officially this Friday July 23 that the Tokyo Olympic Games will begin. But in fact, some athletes will play their future in competition … from Wednesday, the day of the start of the first events. Team sports will get the ball rolling, with softball and women’s football for the first day. For the first, we will attend Australia – Japan, Italy – United States and Mexico – Canada. Regarding the round ball, Great Britain – Chile, China – Brazil, Sweden – United States, Japan – Canada, Zambia – Netherlands and Australia – New Zealand are on the program.

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Same pattern or almost Thursday, with three softball games: United States – Canada, Mexico – Japan and Italy – Australia. On the football side, this time it will be the men who will be on the bridge with in particular the entry into contention of the Blues against Mexico, at 10:00. For the rest, here are the posters: Egypt – Spain, New Zealand – South Korea, Ivory Coast – Saudi Arabia, Argentina – Australia, Honduras – Romania, Japan – South Africa and Brazil – Germany in the highlight of the show, the remake of the final of the 2016 edition.

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Four sports will be on the program on Friday. Rowing, first, with in men and women, the single scull, the double and the quadruple. We will also talk about equestrian sports, with the dressage test (1st inspection of the horses). On the shooting side, the women will compete in the air rifle test (preliminary training), and the men in the air pistol test (preliminary training). Finally, it will also be the kick-off for the individual archery events.

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