A year later than expected, the 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympic Games officially begin tonight, with the sporting action truly commencing this weekend. 
The competitions have been given the green light to operate and will run from July 23-Aug 8. 
Thailand will be participating in several categories. Here are some of the matches you can look forward to, and the athletes to cheer loud and proud for, from the comfort of your sofa. 

How to tune in 

If you’re an AIS customer or subscriber, use the AIS Play mobile app to tune into the games, using the AIS Playbox, the AIS app on your Samsung smart TV, Apple TV, or the AIS Play website. The events will also be broadcast on GMM25, Plan B, JKN18, PPTV, TV Pool, and True4U. 
If you don’t have these channels, digital streaming services like Amazon Prime and Hulu TV will also be covering the Olympics.
All times listed below are local (BKK time). 
Image: Ratchanok Intanon / courtesy of Badminton Thailand


Who: Busanan Ongbamrungphan 
What: Women’s single badminton, group play stage 
When: 7:40am, Saturday, July 24
Who: Jongkolphan Kititharakul, Rawinda Prajongjai
What: Women’s single badminton, group play stage 
When: 9:40am, Saturday, July 24
Who: Dechapol Puavaranukroh, Sapsiree Taerattanachai 
What: Mixed doubles badminton group play stage 
When: 4:40pm, Saturday, July 24
Who: Jongkolphan Kititharakul, Rawinda Prajongjai
What: Women’s doubles badminton group play stage 
When: 8:40am, Sunday, July 25
Who: Dechapol Puavaranukroh, Sapsiree Taerattanachai
What: Mixed doubles badminton group play stage
When: 10am, Sunday, July 25
Who: Ratchanok Intanon
What: Women’s singles badminton
When: 5:20pm, Sunday, July 25
Who: Kantaphon Wangcharoen
What: Men’s singles badminton
When: 6pm, Sunday, July 25
Image: Chatchai-decha Butdee / Facebook


Who: Baison Manikon
What: Women’s welterweight (64-69kg)
When: 9:48am, Saturday, July 24
Who: Chatchai-decha Butdee
What: Men’s featherweight (52-57kg)
When: 16:03pm, Saturday, July 24
Who: Jutamas Jitpong 
What: Women’s flyweight (48-51kg) — Round of 32
When: 9:30am, Sunday, July 25
Who: Sudaporn Seesondee 
What: Women’s lightweight (57-60kg)
When: 11:39am, Tuesday, July 27


Who: Jutatip Maneephan
What: Women’s road race
When: 11am, Sunday, July 25


Who: Arinadtha Chavatanont, Korntawat Samran, Weerapat Pitakanonda
What: Eventing (team)
When: 6:30am, Friday, July 30
Image: Jazz Janewattananond / Instagram



Who: Gunn Charoenkul, Jazz Janewattananond
What: Men’s golf individual rounds 1-4
When: 5:30am, July 29-Aug 1
Who: Ariya Jutanugarn, Patty Tavatanakit
What: Women’s golf individual rounds 1-4
When: 5:30am, Aug 4-7


Who: Kachakorn Warasiha
What: Women (52kg)
When: 10:03am, Sunday, July 25


Who: Siwakorn Wongpin (Position: Bow), Nawamin Deenoi (Position: Stroke)
What: Lightweight men’s double sculls heat 1
When: 9:20am, Saturday, July 24


Who: Naphaswan Yangpaiboon, Tanyaporn Prucksakorn
What: 10m air pistol women’s qualification
When: 7am, Sunday, July 25
Who: Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit, Isarapa Imprasertsuk
What: Skeet women’s qualification day 1
When: 7am, Sunday, July 25
Who: Tanyaporn Prucksakorn, Naphaswan Yangpaiboon 
What: 25m pistol women’s qualification precision
When: 7am, Thursday, July 29
Who: Isaranuudom Phurihiranphat
What: 25m rapid fire pistol men's qualification round
When: 6:30am, Sunday, August 1
Who: Savate Sresthaporn
What: Trap men’s qualification day 1
When: 7:50am, Wednesday, July 28
Image: courtesy of Thailand Swimming Association / Facebook 


Who: Navaphat Wongcharoen
What: Men’s 200m butterfly 
When: 5:16pm, Monday, July 26
Who: Jenjira Srisaard 
What: Women’s 100m freestyle 
When: 5:04pm, Wednesday, July 28
Who: Navaphat Wongcharoen
What: Men’s 100m butterfly 
When: 5:45pm, Thursday, July 29
Who: Jenjira Srisaard
What: Women’s 50m freestyle 
When: 5:31pm, Friday, July 30 
Image:  Thailand table tennis Olympians / courtesy of the Table Tennis Association of Thailand (facebook.com/TTATThailand)


Who: Orawan Paranang
What: Women’s single table tennis
When: 1pm, Saturday, July 24
Who: Suthasini Sawettabut
What: Women’s singles table tennis round 2
When: 1:30pm, Sunday, July 25


Who: Panipak Wongpattanakit
What: Women (49kg) 
When: 9:38am, Saturday, July 24
Who: Ramnarong Sawekwiharee
What: Men (58kg)
When: 10:48pm, Saturday, July 24
Kieran Tuntivate; image: courtesy of Courtney White


Who: Kieran Tuntivate
What: Men’s 10,000-meter final
When: 6:30pm, Friday, July 30
Who: Subenrat Insaeng
What: Women’s discus throw
When: 7:30am, 8:55am, Saturday, July 31