On September 7, 2013 at the 125th IOC Congress, Tokyo was elected over Istanbul and Madrid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Originally, the games are scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9, but due to the global corona outbreak, the games have moved from July 23 to August 8, 2021 by one year.
July 23, 2021 the time has come again, the Olympic Games. This time, the largest sporting event in the world is organized in Tokyo. It promises to be another mega sports spectacle with opening and closing ceremonies taking place at Japan National Stadium, a brand new Olympic stadium built specifically for these 2020 Summer Games.
Tokyo, a huge metropolis full of diversity; this city is bursting with modern skyscrapers and flashing neon lights, but it is also home to historic temples and the famous Imperial Palace. And it is now a gigantic, modern and sustainable building richer: the Olympic Stadium.
The Green Games
At the Japan National Stadium, 80,000 sports fans can enjoy the opening and closing ceremonies, which will take place on July 23 and August 8, 2021. The women's soccer final will also be played and athletics will take place there. Costs were not shunned during construction, and the result is a CO2-neutral stadium that uses only natural energy sources - such as solar energy and wind energy - and where rainwater is used to water the sports fields. Welcome to `The Green Games: Tokyo 2020."
In addition to this sustainable stadium, 42 accommodations will be used for the 2020 Olympic Games. Twenty-four of these already exist, ten temporary accommodations are being built, and eight are new permanent ones.
Tension and thrills
The tension will be unparalleled, as a record number of 40 different sports are planned. About 11,000 athletes from 205 different countries will compete for the 340 Golden Olympic Medals in those 40 sports. Because of this full program, the tournament starts two days before the opening ceremony with group stage in football and softball.
Young and innovative
As modern as the city of Tokyo is, the games will be as hip & happening, because Tokyo wants to involve street culture in these games. The new sports added to the program - Karate, Skateboarding, 3x3 Basketball, Sport Climbing and Surfing - appeal to this group. For example, skateboarding is an indispensable part of the street scene in Tokyo. This flashy program starts on the first weekend and continues until the end.
Not only the young generation, all sports fans can indulge in this 32nd edition of the Olympic Games.
Climax in the metropolis
Million City Tokyo is not shocked by some extra visitors in the city, the infrastructure is already equipped to displace millions of people. In this cosmopolitan city, visitors can experience culture in addition to the Summer Games, go out in hip entertainment districts, and shop in the countless shopping opportunities. The Summer Games, which end with a sensational climax. On the final day, August 8, the marathon for men will start as usual with Abdi Nageeye for the Netherlands. An annual marathon is held in Tokyo, drawing millions of spectators. The Olympic marathon will be the icing on the cake of these Olympic Games together with the Keirin for the track cyclists. The job discipline that surrounds a large gambling industry in Japen.