How to watch the Hoosiers in Tokyo

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After being delayed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Summer Olympics are finally here. Fifteen Hoosier athletes and two coaches are Tokyo-bound and ready to compete for their countries.

Watch the official kickoff live as NBC airs its first live broadcast of an opening ceremony from 6:55 to 11 a.m. EDT July 23.

NBC is the broadcast home for the Olympics and will have prime-time coverage starting at 8 p.m. each night on local NBC affiliates. Watch events live or on replay on the streaming service Peacock, NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports. Peacock's Olympics programming will be free to stream, with the exception of the USA men's basketball live coverage, which will require a Peacock Premium subscription.

Depending on the sport and event, most athletes will have to compete to advance through to the finals where the gold, silver and bronze medals are earned. Soccer teams play in a group stage, and water polo teams play preliminary games to determine whether they advance to the medal tournament.

In diving, synchronized competitors will only compete in the finals, and other divers participate in a sequence of preliminaries, semifinals and finals. For swimming, most events consist of a qualifying heat and then either semifinals and finals or just finals.

Because it can be confusing depending on the sport and event, we have mapped out the tentative schedule for the Hoosier athletes if they were to advance in each round.

The schedule includes some live events. Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time, so stock up on the coffee and Red Bull for some late nights or early mornings cheering on the Hoosiers competing in Tokyo. All times listed are EDT.

Women's soccer

  • Competing from IU: Gabi Rennie of New Zealand.
  • Group stage: July 21, 7:30 a.m., New Zealand versus Australia.
  • Group stage: July 24, 7:30 a.m., New Zealand versus United States.
  • Group stage: July 27, 4 a.m., New Zealand versus Sweden.
  • Quarterfinals: July 30, teams and times to be determined.
  • Semifinals: Aug. 2, teams and times to be determined.
  • Finals: Aug. 5, teams and times to be determined.

Women's water polo

  • Competing from IU: Shae (Fournier) LaRoche and Jessica Gaudreault (alternate) of Canada.
  • Preliminary game: July 24, 2:30 a.m., Canada versus Australia.
  • Preliminary game: July 26, 6:50 a.m., Canada versus Spain.
  • Preliminary game: July 28, 2:30 a.m., Canada versus South Africa.
  • Preliminary game: Aug. 1, Canada versus Netherlands, 2:30 a.m.
  • Quarterfinals: Aug. 3, teams and times to be determined.
  • Semifinals: Aug. 5, teams and times to be determined.
  • Finals: Aug. 7, teams and times to be determined.

Women's 100-meter breaststroke

  • Competing from IU: Lilly King of the United States.
  • Heats: July 25, 6:49 a.m.
  • Semifinals: July 25, 9:50 p.m.
  • Finals: July 26, 10:17 p.m.

Men's 400-meter freestyle relay

  • Competing from IU: Zach Apple and Blake Pieroni of the United States.
  • Heats: July 25, 7:52 a.m.
  • Finals: July 25, 11:05 a.m.

Women's 200-meter individual medley

  • Competing from IU: Bailey Andison of Canada.
  • Heats: July 26, 6:54 a.m.
  • Semifinals: July 26, 10:58 p.m.
  • Finals: July 27, 10:45 p.m.

Women's 10-meter synchronized platform diving

  • Competing from IU: Jessica Parratto of the United States.
  • Finals: July 27, 2 a.m.

Men's 100-meter freestyle

  • Competing from IU: Apple
  • Heats: July 27, 6 a.m.
  • Semifinals: July 27, 9:30 p.m.
  • Finals: July 28, 10:37 p.m.

Men's 800-meter freestyle relay

  • Competing from IU: Apple is an alternate.
  • Heats: July 27, 7:15 a.m.
  • Finals: July 27, 11:26 p.m.

Men's 800-meter freestyle

  • Competing from IU: Michael Brinegar of the United States and Elkamash.
  • Heats: July 27, 7:41 a.m.
  • Finals: July 28, 9:30 p.m.

Men's 3-meter synchronized springboard diving

  • Competing from IU: Andrew Capobianco and Michael Hixon of the United States.
  • Finals: July 28, 2 a.m.

Women's 200-meter breaststroke

  • Competing from IU: King
  • Heats: July 28, 6:42 a.m.
  • Semifinals: July 28, 10:54 p.m.
  • Finals: July 29, 9:41 p.m.

Men's 200-meter individual medley

  • Competing from IU: Vini Lanza of Brazil.
  • Heats: July 28, 7:04 a.m.
  • Semifinals: July 28, 11:08 p.m.
  • Finals: July 29, 10:16 p.m.

Men's 100-meter butterfly

  • Competing from IU: Tomer Frankel of Israel.
  • Heats: July 29, 6:50 a.m.
  • Semifinals: July 29, 9:30 p.m.
  • Finals: July 30, 9:30 p.m.

Mixed 400-meter medley relay

  • Competing from IU: Possibility of King and Apple, final roster to be determined.
  • Heats: July 29, 7:28 a.m.
  • Finals: July 30, 10:43 p.m.

Men's 50-meter freestyle

  • Competing from IU: Ali Khalafalla of Egypt.
  • Heats: July 30, 6:02 a.m.
  • Semifinals: July 30, 10:11 p.m. 
  • Finals: July 31, 9:30 p.m.

Men's 1,500-meter freestyle

  • Competing from IU: Bringegar
  • Heats: July 30, 6:50 a.m.
  • Finals: July 31, 9:44 p.m.

Women’s 400-meter medley relay

  • Competing from IU: Possibility of King, final roster to be determined.
  • Heats: July 30, 8:36 a.m.
  • Finals: July 31, 10:15 p.m.

Men’s 400-meter medley relay

  • Competing from IU: Possibility of Apple, final roster to be determined.
  • Heats: July 30, 8:50 a.m.
  • Finals: July 31, 10:36 p.m.

Men's 3-meter springboard

  • Competing from IU: Capobianco
  • Preliminary: Aug. 2, 2 a.m.
  • Semifinal: Aug. 2, 9 p.m.
  • Finals: Aug. 3, 2 a.m.

Read additional stories about the Hoosier athletes competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.