Update by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games:
A total of 43 venues—eight new permanent venues, 25 existing sites and 10 temporary venues—will be used at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. All but one of the new permanent venues are already complete and the overall preparation of all venues is progressing on schedule. Last month, the new Olympic Stadium – a state-of-the-art venue that will serve generations of athletes and spectators to come – was officially opened to the public and on New Year’s Day hosted its first official sporting competition.
The residential buildings of the Athletes’ Village were completed in December 2019. Members of the media will get their first look at the Village Plaza, to be constructed completely from timber donated from 63 local municipalities in all 47 prefectures, next week. After the Games have ended, the Plaza will be dismantled and the timber returned to the donor municipalities to be reused in local projects, connecting communities throughout Japan to the legacy of the Tokyo Games.
Average number of visitors at Medal Plaza each evening: 2,000
Public Transport: 80% Of the delegations used the public transport system to reach the venues.
Media: 1,000 accredited media from 39 countries and 4 continents.
Broadcasts in 191 countries around the world.
Hours of live coverage: 165
Average number of daily visitors on Olympic digital platforms: 200,000
Social media: close to 500,000 new followers.
Official app downloads: more than 40,000 times.
Athlete waves: The first wave of 1,039 athletes and officials left the Youth Olympic Village between 15 and 16 January. During the same period, the second wave of 1,137 athletes and officials arrived at the Village.
For the first time at the YOG, the speed skating event has been held on natural ice.
Lausanne 2020 is the first YOG to be held in two countries.
100% Of tableware used by Lausanne 2020 athletes, officials, staff, volunteers and media is sustainable. This includes 180,000 reusable cups, plates and cutlery.
Source: Lausanne 2020 and the International Olympic Committee