When is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is taking take place between 23rd July, 2021 and 8th August 2021, although some preliminary events began on 21st July, 2021.
Where is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? While the vast majority of Olympic action will naturally take place in Tokyo or the surrounding areas, the likes of Yokohama, Saitama, Sendai, Kashima and Sapporo are also hosting events.
Where can I get tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Many events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are be taking place without spectators, but not all. For full information, your best bet is to head here for the latest information.
Where can I stream the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the UK? Unlike in previous Olympic Games, the Beeb can only show two live events at any one time, which are viewable on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app. Eurosport subscribers can stream the action on Eurosport Player, while the biggest offering is available for subscribers of discovery+, the new player in town. For those not inclined, the BBC have a highlights programme at 19:30 every evening.
What time is the Men’s 100m taking place? 13:50 on Sunday 1st August (UK time)
Where is the Men’s 100m taking place? Olympic Stadium
Who is the reigning Olympic champion in the Men’s 100m? Usain Bolt of Jamaica
Who is the current world record holder of the Men’s 100m?
Usain Bolt of Jamaica with a time of 9.58 seconds
WHO ARE THE LEADING MEDAL CONTENDERS?
First things first (and it is an important/obvious thing to mention); for the first time in 17 years, there is no Usain Bolt in the men’s 100m. Beijing, London and Rio’s races were all dominated by the great man and this time, it’ll be a new gold medalist.
That gold medalist is likely to be a Team USA athlete. Similar to the women’s event, the men’s event is expected to be dominated by one country across the podium. In the women’s event, Jamaica are potentially heading for a clean sweep whereas the Americans are favourites for this. In the US Olympic trials, the heavy favourite Trayvon Bromell did come out on top with Ronnie Baker close behind and Fred Kerley not far behind in terms of time.
In terms of Team GB athletes, there is a chance that Zharnel Hughes and Reece Prescod could make the final but it would take something special to get on the podium. Yohan Blake is going again for Jamaica but his age is beginning to catch up and he is unlikely to threaten Bromell.
Team USA winning gold isn’t necessarily a foregone conclusion but it would be a huge shock if one of their three elite sprinters were not to come out on top. Of those three, it is Trayvon Bromell that is the heavy favourite as he comes in strong form.
TSZ Tip: Trayvon Bromell (United States) to win