• Home
  • The Feature
  • Get To Know the Arizona Athletes Competing in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Get To Know the Arizona Athletes Competing in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

By on July 16, 2021 0 553Views

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics are almost here. After a year-long postponement due to the COVID-10 pandemic, the best athletes in the world will gather in Japan to participate in 28 different sports in the hopes of becoming an Olympic medalist.

The 2021 Olympic Games will begin on Friday, July 23 with the Olympic opening ceremony.
Start date: Friday, July 23
Opening ceremony time: 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT

For those that don’t want to get up early, the event will be re-broadcast Friday night in prime-time starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. That will run until midnight.

How to watch the opening ceremony in USA
TV channel: NBC
Live stream: Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, fuboTV

NBC will carry live coverage of the opening ceremony and all other Olympic events through their family of networks. The main network, NBC, will host the opening ceremonies.

Click here to view the full Olympic schedule.

More than 600 American athletes that are competing at the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics and 16 of those athletes are from Arizona.

Brady Ellison
Hometown: Globe, Arizona
Age: 32
Career Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze





Jamie Westbrook
Milwaukee Brewers (AAA)
Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona
Age: 26





Beach Volleyball
Sarah Sponcil
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Age: 24






BMX Racing
Corben Sharrah
University of Arizona
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Age: 29





Cycling (Road/Track)
Brandon McNulty
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Age: 23






Delaney Schnell
University of Arizona
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Age: 22





Jade Carey
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Age: 21






MyKayla Skinner
Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona
Age: 24






Maceo Brown
Hometown: Tempe, Arizona
Age: 25






Brett Thompson
University of Arizona
Hometown: Tempe, Arizona
Age: 30





Jagger Eaton
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Age: 20






Julie Ertz
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Age: 29






Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Age: 36
Career Medals: 1 Gold





Track & Field/Athletics
Devon Allen
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Age: 26






Track & Field/Athletics
Will Claye
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Age: 30
Career Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze





Track & Field/Athletics
Aliphine Tuliamuk
Hometown: Flagstff, Arizona
Age: 32






There are 42 Olympic venues spread across Japan. Here is a complete list along with the sports that will take place there.

Venue Events
Olympic Stadium Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Track & Field, Soccer
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table Tennis
Yoyogi National Stadium Handball
Nippon Budokan Judo, Karate
Tokyo International Forum Weightlifting
Kokugikan Arena Boxing
Equestrian Park Equestrian
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza Badminton, Pentathlon
Tokyo Stadium Soccer, Pentathlon, Rugby
Ariake Arena Indoor Volleyball
Ariake Gymnastics Centre Gymnastics
Ariake Urban Sports Park Cycling, BMX Racing/Freestyle, Skateboarding
Ariake Tennis Park Tennis
Odaiba Marine Park Marathon Swimming, Triathlon
Shiokaze Park Beach Volleyball
Aomi Urban Sports Park 3-on-3 Basketball, Sport Climbing
Oi Hockey Stadium Field Hockey
Sea Forest Cross-Country Course Equestrian — Eventing, Cross Country
Sea Forest Waterway Canoe Sprint, Rowing
Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre Canoe Slalom
Yumenoshima Park Archery Field Archery
Tokyo Aquatics Centre Swimming, Artistic Swimming, Diving
Tatsumi Water Polo Centre Water Polo
Asaka Shooting Range Shooting
Musashinonomori Park Cycling Road
Sapporo Odori Park Marathon, Race Walking
Makuhari Messe Hall Fencing, Taekwondo, Wrestling
Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach Surfing
Saitama Super Arena Basketball
Kasumigaseki Country Club Golf
Enoshima Yacht Harbour Sailing
Izu Velodrome and MTB Course Cyling Track, Mountain Bike
Fuji International Speedway Cycling Road
Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium Baseball, Softball
Yokohama Baseball Stadium Baseball, Softball
Sapporo Dome Soccer
Miyagi Stadium Soccer
Ibaraki Kashima Stadium Soccer
Saitama Stadium Soccer
International Stadium Yokohama Soccer