When and how to watch the Olympics’ from Tom Daley’s diving to Helen Glover’s comeback

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It’s going to be an Olympics like no other. For a start Tokyo 2020 is taking place in 2021 and there’ll be no audiences allowed to view the competition.

And we still expect today's Opening Ceremony to be a spectacle, even with singing banned and without the cheering crowds.

This Games sees the debut of some new sports, with Karate, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing and Surfing all featuring for the first time.

And here are our tips for when to tune in to catch GB’s biggest names and brightest hopes for medal glory…

DAY 1 Saturday 24 July


Adam and Simon Yates will be pedalling furiously in the men's cycling road race. Coverage of the race’s end will be on BBC1 from 9am

There’ll also be Fencing, Judo and Taekwondo from 1.55pm BBC1. After a day of action set your machines to record BBC1 at 4am unless you’re staying up all night, as that’s when Jade Jones is expected to feature in the Taekwondo quarter finals.

DAY 2 Sunday 25 July

Catch the men's street skateboarding as it makes its Olympics debut, as Jason Mohammad presents coverage on BBC1 from 3pm.

DAY 3 Monday 26 July

It’s a big day for Team GB, as Tom Daley dives with Matty Lee in the synchro event from 7am on BBC1.

Then at 11am it’s artistic gymnastics, featuring Max Whitlock MBE.

And don’t miss Today at the Games on BBC1 at 7.30pm for a round up including swimming, as Adam Peaty hopes to retain his men's 100m breaststroke title

DAY 4 Tuesday 27 July

ONE TO WATCH Team GB hopes for Gold in the women's triathlon, and there’ll be coverage of the event from 3pm on BBC1

Meanwhile from 12.00 on BBC2, Gabby Logan and Hazel Irvine present action from stars including Simone Biles, who’s hoping to guide the USA to a third consecutive gold in the women's team gymnastics.

DAY 5 Wednesday 28 July


Tune in from 7am to see Great Britain's Jack Laugher defending his 3m synchro diving title with partner Dan Goodfellow at Tokyo Aquatics Centre


Then from 9am our attention turns to Equestrian events, including Charlotte Dujardin's bid for a third consecutive gold medal in the individual dressage at Equestrian Park.

DAY 6 Thursday 29 July

If you’re staying up late on Wednesday you’ll catch the start of Day Six with JJ Chalmers at 12.10, where we’ll be crossing fingers for Helen Glover and Polly Swann, in the Women’s Pair Rowing final. Or catch the race on Today At The Games at 7.30. If Helen Glover wins her third consecutive women's pair rowing title after five years away from the sport it’s going to be one of the stories of the Games!

Switch on to BBC2 at 12, for action including Great Britain's women's hockey team taking on the Netherlands in a repeat of the memorable Rio 2016 final.

DAY 7 Friday 30 July

From 6am Dan Walker and Sam Quek will be our hosts as Team GB’s Bryony Page bids for trampolining glory.

Then from 12.45 Gabby Logan presents further coverage including the conclusion of the men's 10,000m at the Olympic Stadium. We’ll be looking out for Mark Scott & Sam Atkin in the race that used to be Mo Farah's, while athletics legend Michael Johnson commentates.

Tune in to BBC2 at 9.05pm to see what happened when Britain's Kye Whyte made his bid for glory in the men's BMX racing final.

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