16 Apr 2019

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has today announced the event line-up for each session of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

This information gives key tips for those considering purchasing Olympic tickets.

The action-packed programme will feature a record 33 sports and 339 events and will run from 24 July until 9 August 2020.

Table Tennis will be played for the majority of the overall duration of Tokyo 2020, with matches played every day between 25 July and 7 August, except for a one-day break on 1 August.

All Table Tennis matches will be played at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium venue.

Here follows more detailed information on the key times and dates (please note that all times stated are JST):

The Men’s and Women’s Singles preliminary rounds, as well as the Mixed Doubles round of 16, get under way at 09:00 JST on 25 July 2020. The main draw of the Singles competitions kicks off on the same day at 14.15.

27 July marks the first opportunity to lift silverware, as the Mixed Doubles Bronze and Gold Medal Matches take place from 20:00, followed by the Victory Ceremony.

Bronze and Gold Medal Matches for the Women’s Singles will take place at 20:00 on 30 July, while the equivalent showpiece encounters in the Men’s Singles competition will be held at the same time on 31 July.

Leading up to that, the Women’s and Men’s Single semi-finals will take place at 11:00 and 15:00 respectively on 30 July.

After a one-day break from all Table Tennis action on 1 August, the Team competition – where players compete for national glory – gets under way at 10:00 on 2 August for the round of 16 matches, with quarter-finals starting on 3 August.

Semi-finals will run from 19:30 on 4 August (Women’s Team) until the same time on 5 August (Men’s Team), while all Team Medal Matches take place between 6-7 August.

6 August sees the Women’s Team Medal Matches at 11:00 (Bronze) and 19:30 (Gold), while the same times apply for the Men’s Team Medal Matches on 7 August.

China will be defending their Gold Medal for both Men’s and Women’s Team events, while Chinese duo Ma Long and Ding Ning are the current Olympic Champions in the Men’s and Women’s Singles competitions respectively.

Click here for the full event schedule.

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