The coronavirus pandemic has delayed them for a year, and robs athletes of the fervor of an audience.
But despite unprecedented compromises and arrangements, the Tokyo Olympics are getting off to a good start this Friday, July 23.
A fortnight to win gold for the 11,000 athletes present, in increasingly mixed disciplines (18 events against 9 in Rio) and sometimes new, such as skateboarding, climbing, surfing and karate.
To know the daily program, or to anticipate the follow-up of your favorite disciplines, here is a complete calendar of events, to download and print.
> Click here to download this Tokyo Olympics calendar.