Tokyo Olympics kick off with the first medals being awarded

Now that the (long) opening ceremony has (finally) concluded, the Tokyo Olympics are officially off and running, as a total of 23 sports will be played in Japan on Saturday, and medals in more than a half-dozen sports will be awarded. Other action on the board includes the introduction of 3×3 basketball and the USWNT taking on New Zealand as they try to bounce back from their stunning opening game loss to Sweden. Earlier Saturday, the U.S. softball team moved to 3-0 with a win over Mexico and the U.S. women routed Japan in water polo, 25-4, in preliminary round action. One of Sunday’s featured events is, after a rough exhibition run, the United States’ men’s basketball team beginning its quest to win its fourth consecutive gold medal at the Summer Games with a matchup against France (8 a.m. ET, Peacock).

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