Sports journalists across America rejoiced when the offspring of their singer-songwriter hero Bruce Springsteen had their daughter Jessica selected for the U.S. equestrian team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She will ride a horse named Don Juan van de Donkhoeve, and while it’s not a Jersey Shore muscle car, we bet it has a lot of .. horses .. to compete for a medal.

No medals will be awarded the day before the opening ceremony, which will be broadcast live despite the time difference. In the past, NBC has said things like “we think it’s important to give the show some context” as to why the IOC’s international stream wouldn’t be broadcast live, as is literally every event of every. sport at online games.

But instead we’ll have the staff from the Today show describing where Nauru is and that Northern Ireland is part of Great Britain, but only during the Games. So be relieved, someone will be there to explain the Olympics to you.

Full program of the Olympic Games for Friday 23 July by event

Opening ceremony

6:55 a.m. ET (Friday)

Live

Archery

8 p.m. ET (Thursday)

Women’s individual ranking round

00:00 (Friday)

Men’s individual ranking round

Equestrian

8:30 p.m. ET (Thursday)

Dressage 1st Horse Inspection

Rowing

7:30 p.m. ET (Thursday)

Men’s single scull, series 1-6

8:30 p.m. ET (Thursday)

Single scull Women, Series 1-6

9:30 p.m. ET (Thursday)

Men’s pair, series 1-3

10 p.m. ET (Thursday)

Two of couples women, series 1-3

10:30 p.m. ET (Thursday)

Men’s Quadruple Couple, Series 1 and 2

10:50 p.m. ET (Thursday)

Two de couple women, series 1 and 2

Filming

7:30 p.m. ET (Thursday)

Pre-event training for women with 10m air rifle

9 p.m. ET (Thursday)

Men’s 10m Air Pistol Pre-Event Training