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What’s on at the Olympics today? Wednesday 4th August – 200m final, track cycling, heptathlon 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.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games schedule

The Olympic Games will bear two fresh faces aiming to add more gold to the Team GB medals 2021.


Sky Brown will become Team GB’s youngest ever summer Olympian at the age of just 13 when she takes to the skateboarding park circuit overnight, while Katarina Johnson-Thompson begins her own quest for Olympic stardom.

KJT will take part in the opening events of the heptathlon with a full range of her skills to be showcased across two days of intense competition.

  • 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 3500 hours of 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 – Wednesday 4th August

Skateboarding: Women’s Park competition

From 1am – BBC One / discovery+

The pandemic delay has played right into Sky Brown’s hands. Although she’s still only 13, in the past 12 months she’s grown and worked on her deep bag of tricks. Misugu Okamoto and Sakura Yosozumi are the ones to beat, but Sky has the same tricks. In my mind, she’s a gold contender. ED LEIGH

Heptathlon: First day

From 1am – BBC One / discovery+

This is difficult to predict. Nafi Thiam is incredible and has had good results, while Katarina Johnson-Thompson had an amazing 2019 and even set a new British record, but has had a few injuries since. Today’s high jump and tomorrow’s long jump will be fantastic because they’re so evenly matched. But pacing yourself is key. JESSICA ENNIS-HILL

Athletics: Men’s 200m Final

From 1:55pm – BBC One / discovery+

American sprinters Noah Lyles and Fred Kerley are the main guys to look out for in this event, but it’s just so open. Team GB’s hopes lie with Adam Gemili who has spent time training with Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse. It’d be cool to see him really push on, but Tokyo is a different ball game. Once you get into the mindset of the Olympic Games, it can change everything. I really hope that he can step up, alongside his fellow Brit Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake. JEANETTE KWAKYE

Track Cycling: Men’s Team Pursuit Final

From 9:45am – BBC One / discovery+

Team GB are going for their fourth Olympic gold in a row, but this year we’re underdogs. Denmark broke the world record at the World Championships last year, and although we were only a tenth of a second off the time that won gold in Rio, we finished seventh! Everyone has raised their game. I expect Denmark, Great Britain, Italy and Australia to make the final four. Team GB still have Ed Clancy, one of the greatest team pursuit riders of all time with three Olympic golds and six world titles under his belt, so I’d be surprised if we aren’t on the podium. CHRIS HOY

Also coming up…

Artistic swimming: duet final (women)

Athletics: finals in 400m hurdles (women), 3000m steeplechase (women), hammer (men), 800m (men), 200m (men)

Boxing: light heavy final (men)

Cycling, track: team pursuit final (men)

Equestrian: jumping individual final

Golf: opening day (women)

Marathon swimming: 10km (women)

Sailing: 470 medal races

Skateboarding: park competition (women)

Sport climbing: competition starts (women)

Weightlifting: +109kg (men)

Wrestling: finals in Greco-Roman 67kg (men), Greco-Roman 87kg (men), freestyle 62kg (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:


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