Build up to 2020 Olympics, Tokyo

by | Nov 25, 2019 | Sport Events | 0 comments

The official logo for next year’s Olympic Games 2020 is made by a local named Asao Tokolo.

In the year 2020, Japan will be hosting its second Olympic Games, fifty-six years after organising the previous one in 1964. The summer edition of the games will be hosted in the capital from July 24 to 9 August 2020.

In 1964, Japan was the first Asian country to host an Olympic event, and these games transformed the country. According to the organisers, the games will be very different this time around. It is being said that the 32nd installation of the Olympiad will be the most innovative and well-organised. The fundamental principles of the Games to transform the world:

  • Striving for your personal best
  • Accepting diversity or one another
  • Passing on a legacy for the future (developing a connection to tomorrow).

Where will the Games take place?

Conforming to the principles advocated in the Agenda of the Olympics, Japan plans to use as many venues as it possibly can for these Games. The Tokyo Games will utilise the old stadiums built for the 1964 games like Nippon, Buddokkan for judo, the Yoyogi National Gymnasium for handball and the Baji Koen Park for equestrian events. The Tokyo National Stadium which is set to host the opening and closing ceremonies has been completely revamped into a new arena. The gaming events will take place in 40 venues all across the capital while some soccer matches might take place a little farther afield. Japan has built 8 new venues for the Olympics and Paralympics. All of them are designed by Japanese architects. But most venues are old or were repurposed for the previous Olympics

Since Japan hosted its first-ever Olympic games in 1964, it has been able to host two other major sports events namely the Winter Games of 1972 in Sapporo and Nagano in 1998. So, these games will be the fourth time where Japan is a host. 

 What new events you should expect?

According to sources, there are six new and returning Olympic sports that will hold people’s attention this year. Men’s baseball and women’s softball will be back this time which were previously missing in London and Rio. Five countries will compete for gold and diamond. Karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing are also new in this installation. Basketball also adds a three-on-three tournament for eight nations. Golf will also be returning this year after its debut in Rio, while a Rugby variant with seven players will also be played.

Where to get tickets?

For now, tickets are sold out everywhere. There were a number of rounds of selling them to the locals. An estimated 7.8 million tickets (about 30%) have been kept for international visitors. These tickets will be sold before the start of the games in July. 

 

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