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What’s on at the Olympics today? Sunday 8th August – Men's Marathon, Water Polo, Closing Ceremony and more

Your complete guide to what's on at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games today, including a full schedule of events and exclusive analysis from some of the biggest names in sport.

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Published: Saturday, 7th August 2021 at 1:23 pm

It's just about time for us to bid farewell to another Olympic Games – and the Team GB medals 2021 haul has once again given the country plenty to be proud about.

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With 20 gold medals and 63 overall, Team GB is only four medals behind the record-breaking total from 2016 – and there have been plenty of memorable moments thanks to the likes of Tom Daley, Keeley Hodgkinson, Jason Kenny, and many more.

Sunday brings us the final action from the Games with several medals still to play for – including the Men's Marathon and Water Polo final – before things are drawn to a close with the Closing Ceremony.

  • Viewers who are looking to watch each and every sport from the Tokyo Olympics 2020, you can tune in for full coverage via online streaming platform discovery+

RadioTimes.com brings you the full schedule of Olympic events coming up live on TV today as well as exclusive analysis from some of the biggest names in Team GB history including Sir Chris Hoy, Dame Jess Ennis-Hill, Matthew Pinsent, Rebecca Adlington and many more!

We will bring you extensive, up-to-date timings on events listed below, though the list is not exhaustive, with 339 medals to be won across the course of the Games.

Keep an eye out during TV coverage for timing changes, schedule reshuffles and for more events, disciplines and categories to enjoy. Every event will be shown live on Eurosport and discovery+ or across BBC TV and online platforms.

What channel is the Olympics on?

You can soak up all of the Olympic action across the entire tournament live on discovery+ – the 'streaming home of the Olympic Games'.

discovery+ features all nine Eurosport channels and 55 live feeds bringing you every moment of the action. Their Entertainment & Sport annual pass is available now for just £29.99 with a three-day free trial.

Sky Q customers can sign up to discovery+ to access unrivalled coverage of Tokyo 2020 for 12 months at no extra cost, while Vodafone pay-monthly customers can enjoy discovery+ for six months at no extra cost.

You will also be able to soak up the Olympics via BBC platforms including BBC One, BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

Olympics TV schedule – Sunday 8th August

Athletics: Men's Marathon

From 11pm on Saturday night into Sunday morning – BBC One / discovery+

Eliud Kipchoge is going to be the man to beat due to his unofficial, 2019 sub-two-hour marathon time, but we saw when he was beaten at last year’s London Marathon that he didn’t have a great preparation year in 2020. The air of invincibility is gone, so everybody else can think they have a chance. The biggest challenge will be the conditions and how the runners cope on the day, and Sapporo could be very, very warm. Humidity will be a factor, but Kipchoge has shown he can deal with that and I wouldn’t bet against him. STEVE CRAM

Water Polo: Men's Gold Medal Match

From 8:30am – BBC Red Button / discovery+

It may have been invented in England in the 1800s, but it has been 101 years since Britain won a medal in this particular aquatic sport. Eastern European nations have dominated the past couple of decades in the men’s game, and sure enough Serbia will be the team to beat in Tokyo, thanks to the presence of Filip Filipovic, an established legend of the game. If you want high-intensity contact sport, this is the place to be. GABRIEL TATE

Closing Ceremony

From 12pm – BBC One / discovery+

A counterpoint to the pomp and breast-beating of the Opening Ceremony, the Closing Ceremony is normally where tension is released and athletes let their hair down. But this will be a Closing Ceremony like no other and it’s not unreasonable to expect an elegiac note to end proceedings that, with no spectators, could have a slightly surreal atmosphere. A chance for millions watching on TV to reflect on a truly extraordinary Olympics — and an opportunity to hand the baton to Paris for 2024. GABRIEL TATE

Also coming up...

Basketball: gold medal game (women)

Boxing: finals in light (both), middle (women), super heavy (men)

Cycling, track: finals in sprint (women), keirin (men); omnium (women)

Handball: medal matches (women)

Rhythmic gymnastics: group all-around (women)

Volleyball: medal matches (women)

What sports are at the Olympics?

Check out the links below to see our comprehensive guides for every sport at the Olympics this year:

Also, find out how you can watch the Tokyo 2020 Olympics closing ceremony.

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If you’re looking for something else to watch, check out our TV Guide or visit our Sport hub for all the latest news.

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