Olympic archery competition schedule adjusted due to weather

The archery arena at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Changes have been made to the upcoming schedule of early-round individual eliminations at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games due to a forecasted typhoon.

Extremely high winds and very heavy rain is expected on Tuesday 27 July.

While there’s a possibility that the worst of the weather might avoid Tokyo and the Yumenoshima Park archery venue, organisers have decided to reduce the amount of competition scheduled for the peak day of the storm.

Officially, the morning session on Tuesday 27 July is now delayed and scheduled to begin at 12h00 local time. The afternoon session is cancelled.

Those first- and second-round matches due to take place in the afternoon have been spread across the competition sessions on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 July.

The women’s and men’s finals will still be held on 30-31 July as planned.

This is the first time the Olympic archery schedule has been majorly affected by inclement weather. There was a one-hour delay to the start time at Beijing 2008 but never a session cancellation.