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Softball Television Schedule set for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

July 13, 2021, 4:24 p.m. (ET)

TOKYO, Japan – The official television schedule for the Tokyo Olympic Softball competition has been announced by NBCUniversal, the official broadcast television network for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Set to be held July 21-August 8, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, the U.S. Olympic Softball Team will kick off the Games on July 21 on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) at 11 p.m. ET as the 17-game competition spans from July 21-27 at Fukushima Azuma Stadium and Yokohama Stadium.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021 will mark 4,717 days since the last Olympic softball game was played at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, where Team USA fell short of earning their fourth-consecutive Gold Medal with a 3-1 loss to Japan. Now, after a 13-year hiatus from the Olympic program, the sport of softball returns with the U.S. looking to reclaim the Gold Medal.


In Tokyo, Team USA will join No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Canada, No. 5 Mexico, No. 8 Australia and No. 9 Italy as the field of six countries competing for the Gold. As the host country, Japan earned an automatic berth while Team USA punched their ticket to the Olympic Games after winning the 2018 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Softball World Championship. Italy earned their spot in Tokyo after winning the WBSC Softball Europe/Asia Qualifier, while Canada and Mexico qualified as the top two teams from the WBSC Women’s Softball Americas Qualifier. Australia punched the last ticket to Tokyo by winning the WBSC Softball Asia/Oceania Qualifier.


Team USA has played all five other teams within the last seven years and will look to advance to their fifth gold medal game on July 27.


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NOTE: Tokyo, Japan is 13 hours ahead of USA Eastern Time.




Local Time (JT) / ET


Live Stream

July 21

vs Italy

12 p.m. / July 20 11 p.m.

NBCSN (LIVE) / NBC Sports app

July 22

vs Canada

9 a.m. / July 21 8 p.m.

NBCSN (LIVE) / NBC Sports app

July 24

vs Mexico

2:30 p.m. / 1:30 a.m.

NBCSN (LIVE) / NBC Sports app

July 25

vs Australia

10 a.m. / July 24 9 p.m

CNBC (LIVE) / NBC Sports app

July 26

vs Japan

10 a.m. / July 25 9 p.m.

USA (LIVE) / NBC Sports app

July 27

Bronze Medal Game

1 p.m. / 12 a.m.

CNBC (LIVE) / NBC Sports app

July 27

Gold Medal Game

8 p.m. / 7:00 a.m.

NBCSN (LIVE) / NBC Sports app

Download the NBC Sports app to follow along via live streaming.