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

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What's on at the Olympic Games? We've got you covered. The final week of the Games is underway. Get up early Tuesday for Simone Biles, who announced she's returning for the balance beam final. Your favorite Olympians still have time to make an appearance on the winner's podium, but time is of the essence!

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Gymnastics (women's balance beam final -- 4:53 a.m. Tuesday): Guess who's back. An early morning tweet, and just like that, Simone Biles is back for a shot at gold in the last event for the women's gymnastics program. Biles won the bronze in this event in the 2016 Games. Dating back to the 2004 Games in Athens, at least one American gymnast has medaled in this event. The last American gymnast to bring home a gold medal in this event was Shawn Johnson in her 2008 Beijing campaign. Her teammate Nastia Liukin also earned a silver medal. Four years later, Aly Raisman picked up a bronze medal in London. In the 2016 Olympic run, Laurie Hernandez and Biles collected silver and bronze, respectively.

This year, Team USA hopes to continue the streak of sending a gymnast to the podium.

Track and field (women's 200m final -- 8:50 a.m. Tuesday): The 200-meter event has been dominated by the USA and Jamaica for years. In fact, the 1976 Montreal Games was the last time that either of the aforementioned countries did not send a representative to the winner's podium. Jamaican sensation Elaine Thompson-Herah already broke Florence Griffith Joyner's 33-year-old Olympic record in the women's 100 meters. Flo-Jo's 200-meter record is still standing, but may be in jeopardy.

American sprinter Gabby Thomas won the women's 200 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials earlier in the year. Her time of 21.61 is the best time in the world this year. It is also the third-fastest time ever -- second only to (you guessed it) Flo-Jo.

Olympics schedule of events (All times ET)

8 p.m.-9:50 p.m.: Track and field (various events)

8 p.m.: Beach Volleyball (women's quarterfinal)

8 p.m.: Volleyball (men's quarterfinals)

8:30 p.m.: Canoe Sprint

8:30 p.m. : Handball

9 p.m.: Basketball (men's quarterfinal -- Slovenia vs. Germany)

9 p.m.: Diving -- medal event

9 p.m.: Table Tennis

9:30 p.m.: Field hockey

9:50 p.m.: Track and field (women's long jump final) -- medal event

10 p.m.: Boxing

10 p.m.: Wrestling

10:45 p.m.-11:20 p.m.: Track and field (various events)

11:20 p.m.: Track and field (men's 400-meter hurdles final) -- medal event

Tuesday morning at the Olympics

12:05 a.m.: Boxing (women's featherweight final) -- medal event

12:10 a.m.: Wrestling

12:40 a.m.: Basketball (men's quarterfinal -- Spain vs. USA)

12:50 a.m.: Weightlifting -- medal event

1 a.m.: Water Polo -- (women's quarterfinal)

1:33 a.m.: Sailing -- medal event

2:30 a.m.: Cycling -- medal event

4 a.m.: Sport Climbing

4 a.m.: Gymnastics (men's parallel bars final) -- medal event

4 a.m.: Soccer

4:20 a.m.: Basketball (men's quarterfinal -- Italy vs. France)

4:53 a.m.: Gymnastics (women's balance beam final) -- medal event

6 a.m.: Baseball (knockout round, teams TBD)

6 a.m.: Equestrian

6:05 a.m.: Boxing (men's welterweight final) -- medal event

6:10 a.m.-6:20: Track and field (various events)

6:20 a.m.: Track and field (men's pole vault final) -- medal event

6:20 a.m.-8:20 a.m.: Wrestling -- medal events

7:35 a.m.: Track and field (women's hammer throw final) -- medal event

8 a.m.: Basketball (men's quarterfinal -- Australia vs. Argentina)

8:25 a.m.: Track and field (women's 800-meter final) -- medal event