About two years prior to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games the organizing committee has released the program schedule for all sports in the event. Baseball and Softball are returning to the program for the first time since the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Softball gets the honors to open Tokyo 2020 prior to the official opening ceremony, as the Softball tournament starts on July 22 with three games. The Gold and Bronze Medal Games will be played on July 28. The Baseball tournament starts on July 29 and lasts through August 8. Baseball and Softball will each start their program with one game apiece in Fukushima, then play all the other games in Yokohama.