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Best events to watch on Friday’s Tokyo Olympics slate

We take a look at Friday’s events on the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics schedule.

Competitors in action during practice at the Yumenoshima Park Archery Field ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 22, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

It’s a light day on Friday in Tokyo, with most of the athletes preparing for the Opening Ceremony Friday evening from Olympic Stadium.

Each day we’ll find some highlights and things you won’t want to miss as you follow all the action from Tokyo. We’ll do our best not only to

Despite the light schedule, we’ll take a gander at what you can watch that’s fun on Friday from the Games of the 32nd Olympiad. We’ll take the slings and arrows for our choices later.

And speaking of arrows...

Friday’s best Olympics events


Mixed Team preliminaries, 8:30 p.m. ET, watch here or on Peacock.

No odds on this event at DraftKings Sportsbook. This is to set up the bracket for the elimination tournament.


Heats in Men’s and Women’s single, doubles, and quadruple sculls: 7:30 p.m. ET, watch here or on Peacock.

Oliver Zeidler of Germany is the +120 favorite in singles, while Hanna Prakatsen of the ROC team is the +175 chalk on the women’s side.