The 2021 Tokyo Olympics have, after much delay and debate, slowly started to begin.
More than 500 participants at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics arrived in the Japanese capital on July 1 as the playbooks produced for the Games came into operation – and no Covid-19 cases have been reported.
‘As of July 1, the Playbook started to be effective,” said Seiko Hashimoto, Tokyo 2020 President.
‘The number of Games-related personnel, including athletes, has been increasing, and both Haneda and Narita airports are in full operation now.There were approximately 540 Games-related personnel who arrived in Japan [on July 1].’
The Games look set to take off without hitch therefore, but if you’re planning on watching live from the UK, what’s the time difference with Tokyo?
What time is it in Tokyo?
Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of London.
This might work out well for fans in the UK, as early morning events will be broadcast late in the afternoon here in the UK, perfect for watching after work or school.
The BBC will broadcast more than 350 hours of television coverage during this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.
To account for the possible disruption in regular schedules, the Beeb have already said they’ll drop new episodes of EastEnders on iPlayer, meaning soap fans can still catch up without missing out on the Olympic action.
BBC Radio 5 Live is introducing an Olympics schedule, with live action for each day from July 23 to August 8.
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Author: Jack Slater