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Welcome to The Roar’s Olympic medal tally, which will be updated every single day during the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan.
The 2020 Games will begin on Friday, July 24 with the opening ceremony and conclude two weeks later on Sunday, August 9 with the closing ceremony.
Between those two dates, 339 events will be contested across 33 different sports, with medals on the line in each and every event.
The 2020 Olympics have five new sports (surfing, skateboarding, sports climbing, baseball and karate) while softball replaces baseball in women’s competition and basketball 3×3 has also been added to the sport list for Tokyo 2020.
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 8 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 2020 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.