Schedule for Taranaki Olympians

Wednesday, Jul 21 2021

Schedule for Taranaki Olympians

Finding it hard to find out when our Taranaki athletes are competing at the Tokyo Olympics? No worries, we have your guide here to keep up with our locals.  


Sky Television will have Olympics coverage across 12 dedicated channels and streaming platforms, while TVNZ will feature 12 hours of free-to-air action each afternoon and evening.  


Swimmer Zac Reid, Black Sticks Hope Ralph and Holly Pearson* and sevens players Michaela Blyde and Gayle Broughton are the Taranaki athletes involved in this year’s event. 


*Person was added to the Black Sticks squad after a rule change allowed 18 players to be selected.


Swimming, Zac Reid (Sky Sport 4):  

Saturday, July 24: 400m freestyle, 10:48pm

Sunday, July 25: 400m freestyle, 1:52pm 
Tuesday, July 27: 800m freestyle, 11:37pm 
Thursday, July 29: 800m freestyle, 1:30pm 


Hockey, Hope Ralph and Holly Pearson (Sky Sport 5, 7 and 8) : 

Sunday, July 25: New Zealand v Argentina, 3:15pm 

Monday, July 26: New Zealand v Japan, 11:45pm  

Wednesday, July 28: New Zealand v Spain, 2:45pm 

Thursday, July 29: New Zealand v Australia (local), 12:15am (Friday, July 30) 

Saturday, July 31: New Zealand v China, 12:30pm 

Monday, August 2: Quarter finals from 12:30pm 

Wednesday, August 4: Semi-finals from 1:30pm 

Friday, August 6: Final and 3v4 from 1:30pm 


Rugby sevens, Gayle Broughton and Michaela Blyde (Sky Sport 5): 

Thursday, July 29: New Zealand v Kenya, 2:30pm, New Zealand v Great Britian, 9:30pm 

Friday, July 30: New Zealand vs ROC, 2:30pm, quarter finals from 8:30pm 

Saturday, July 31: semi-finals from 2pm, final from 9pm. 


NB: All events are in New Zealand time