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Welcome to The Roar’s Olympic medal tally, which will be updated every single day during the upcoming 2021 Olympic Games, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan.
The 2021 Games run from Friday, July 23 until Sunday, August 8.
Between those two dates, 339 events will be contested across 50 disciplines in 33 different sports, with medals on the line in each and every event.
The 2021 Olympics have four brand new sports (karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing), two sports returning from an absence (baseball and softball), two new disciplines (BMX freestyle within cycling, and 3-on-3 basketball) and new events in swimming, track cycling, archery, athletics, fencing, judo, table tennis and triathlon – while one weightlifting event has been removed.
The United States of America had the most medals when the Olympics were last held in 2016, taking home 121 in total, including 46 gold.
Australia finished in tenth place on the medal charts, winning eight gold, 11 silver and 20 bronze for a total of 29 medals, which was almost on par with pre-Olympic expectations by the AOC.
The Australian Olympic Committee haven’t listed expectations for 2021 as yet, but we will get a better idea of what Australia will be able to achieve once team sports and athletes have qualified for the Games.