Olympics 2021 - Today's event schedule, medal tracker and what to watch in Tokyo

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The Olympic Games pick up the action with a widened slate of competitions. Simone Biles also makes her return to Olympic competition. The first swimming medals are awarded and Nyjah Houston highlights the skateboarding competition. What else is on at the Olympics? We've got you covered.

Among Saturday's events, archery, cycling, fencing, judo, shooting, taekwondo and weightlifting will be awarding medals.

Olympics medal tracker

Top event: Skateboarding (8 p.m. ET, 11 p.m. ET): The sport makes its Olympic debut. For Team USA, all eyes will be on Nyjah Huston. The Davis, California, native is a 12-time X Games gold medalist.

Olympics schedule of events (All times ET)

6 p.m.: Men's surfing

7:30 p.m.: Rowing

7:30 p.m.: Shooting

8 p.m.: Badminton -- medal event

8 p.m.: Beach volleyball

8 p.m.: Fencing -- medal event

8 p.m.: Handball

8 p.m.: Men's street skateboarding

8 p.m.: Volleyball

8:30 p.m.: Archery -- medal event

8:30 p.m.: Hockey

8:50 p.m.: Weightlifting -- medal event

9 p.m.: Artistic gymnastics (the U.S. women compete at 2:10 a.m. ET Sunday)

9 p.m.: Baseball/Softball

9 p.m.: Taekwondo -- medal event

9 p.m.: Swimming -- medal event

9:15 p.m.: 3-on-3 basketball

9:20 p.m.: Women's surfing

10 p.m.: Boxing

10 p.m.: Cycling, road

10 p.m.: Judo -- medal event

11 p.m.: Men's street skateboarding

TBD: Table tennis

TBD: Tennis

Early Sunday at the Olympics

midnight: Canoe slalom

midnight: Cycling, road

12:30: Men's surfing

2 a.m.: Diving

2 a.m.: Women's surfing

3:30 a.m.: Men's soccer

4 a.m.: Equestrian

8 a.m.: Men's basketball -- France vs. USA

Olympic athletes to watch

Gymnastics: Biles is two medals from tying the American gymnastics record held by Shannon Miller. Biles is also trying to become just the third gymnast to win consecutive all-around gold medals. Her quest for those begins Saturday.

Swimming: The star-studded American team -- with Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel -- will be in the pool tonight. In Tokyo, Ledecky will race in the 200-, 400-, 800- and, for the first time in Olympic history, the 1,500-meter freestyle races.

Top Olympic storylines

• According to Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill, the women of Team USA are favored at +125 to take gold in the Olympics' first 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Serbia's men's team is favored at the same spread.

• For the first time since 1996, Michael Phelps won't participate in any swimming events for Team USA.