The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are being held Friday, Jul 23, 2021 – Sunday, Aug 8, 2021.  The games were postponed by 1 year due to COVID-19, but their official name remains the same, referencing the year they were supposed to be held.

Tokyo 2020 Fencing Competition Schedule

Below is the competition schedule in both US and Japanese times, along with a link to an informational/coverage page for each event. We’ve added a bunch of information to each page including more detailed schedules, fencers qualified, reporting and results once available.’s Event CoverageNBC Stream (USA)Local Event Time (JST)
Men’s Saber IndividualJuly 23 @ 5pm PDTJuly 24 @ 9 AM
Women’s Epee IndividualJuly 23 @ 5pm PDTJuly 24 @ 9 AM
Men’s Epee IndividualJuly 24 @ 5pm PDTJuly 25 @ 9 AM
Women’s Foil IndividualJuly 24 @ 5pm PDTJuly 25 @ 9 AM
Men’s Foil IndividualJuly 25 @ 5pm PDTJuly 26 @ 9 AM
Women’s Saber IndividualJuly 25 @ 5pm PDTJuly 26 @ 9 AM
Women’s Epee TeamJuly 26 @ 5pm PDTJuly 27 @ 11:25 AM
Men’s Saber TeamJuly 27 @ 6pm PDTJuly 28 @ 10:00 AM
Women’s Foil TeamJuly 28 @ 5pm PDTJuly 29 @ 10:50 AM
Men’s Epee TeamJuly 29 @ 6pm PDTJuly 30 @ 10:00 AM
Women’s Saber TeamJuly 30 @ 6pm PDTJuly 31 @ 10:00 AM
Men’s Foil TeamJuly 31 @ 5pm PDTAug 1 @ 9:00 AM

When will the tables be known? The tables are drawn the day before the event is contested. The FIE discussed this topic in June in an Information Letter:

We would also like to inform you that, after consultation with the FIE Rules Commission, and in the event of positive Covid cases, we have requested that the draws for the individual events and the establishing of the tables for the team events should not be carried out on 22nd July (during the meeting with the delegations), but should be carried out the day before each individual and team event, at 5.00 pm, in the presence of the delegations. As an exception, on July 23, 2021 (day of the Opening Ceremony), the draw will take place at 1:00 p.m.

FIE June 2021 Information Letter

Each of our event coverage pages contains info on the table once it becomes available.

 Makuhari Messe – Fencing Venue

Makuhari Messe is one of Japan’s largest convention centers at about 855,000 square feet and will also be playing host to taekwondo, karate, and wrestling in the 2020 Games.