Tokyo 2020; Locations Olympic and Paralympic Cauldrons

#1 Olympic Stadium

Days on which the Cauldron will be alight in the Oympic stadium:

  • Olympic Games: 24 July (Opening Ceremony) and 9 August (Closing Ceremony)
  • Paralympic Games: 25 August (Opening Ceremony) and 6 September (Closing Ceremony)

 

#2 Ariake

Periods during which the Cauldron will be alight in Ariake area:

  • Olympic Games: from 25 July to 9 August
  • Paralympic Games: from 26 August to 6 September

 

Source: Tokyo 2020 to Utilise Hydrogen for Games Cauldron and Torch (TOCOG)

Tokyo 2020; Uniforms for Technical Officials Unveiled

Uniforms for Technical Officials

©The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
©The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
©The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

 

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Tokyo 2020; 6 Months to Go – Construction Update

Construction Update

Venue Scheduled completion date
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza March 2017 (completed)
Yumenoshima Park Archery Field February 2019 (completed)
Sea Forest Waterway May 2019 (completed)
Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre May 2019 (completed)
Oi Hockey Stadium June 2019 (completed)
Ariake Gymnastics Centre October 2019 (completed)
Olympic Stadium November 2019 (completed)
Ariake Arena December 2019 (completed)
Tokyo Aquatics Centre February 2020 (96% completed)

 

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.

 

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YOG – Lausanne 2020; Facts & Figures (2)

Lausanne Railway Station – Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

  • Spectators: 640,000 (including 80,000 schoolchildren)
  • Visitors “Lausanne En Jeux!” festival: 200,000
  • 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.
  • Volunteers: 3,800
  • 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

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Tokyo 2020; Poll: Which poster is your favourite? – Results

Olympic Games

3. Naoki Urasawa, Now it’s your turn!

Naoki Urasawa, Manga Artist, Now it’s your turn! (©Tokyo 2020)

 

2. Daijiro Ohara, flow line

Daijiro Ohara, Graphic Designer, flow line (©Tokyo 2020)

 

1. Asao Tokolo, HARMONIZED CHEQUERED EMBLEM STUDY FOR TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES [EVEN EDGED MATTERS COULD FORM HARMONIZED CIRCLE WITH “RULE”]

Asao Tokolo, Artist, HARMONIZED CHEQUERED EMBLEM STUDY
FOR TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES
[EVEN EDGED MATTERS COULD FORM
HARMONIZED CIRCLE WITH “RULE”] (©Tokyo 2020)

 

Paralympic Games

3. Hirohiko Araki, The Sky above The Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa

Hirohiko Araki, Manga Artist, The Sky above The Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa (©Tokyo 2020)

 

2. GOO CHOKI PAR, PARALYMPIAN

GOO CHOKI PAR, Graphic Designer, PARALYMPIAN (©Tokyo 2020)

 

1. Asao Tokolo, HARMONIZED CHEQUERED EMBLEM STUDY FOR TOKYO 2020 PARALYMPIC GAMES [EVEN EDGED MATTERS COULD FORM HARMONIZED CIRCLE WITH “RULE”]

Asao Tokolo, Artist, HARMONIZED CHEQUERED EMBLEM STUDY
FOR TOKYO 2020 PARALYMPIC GAMES
[EVEN EDGED MATTERS COULD FORM
HARMONIZED CIRCLE WITH “RULE”] (©Tokyo 2020)

 

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Tokyo 2020; Video: The arrival of the Olympic Rings in Odaiba

 

Dimensions

Length: 32.6 m
Height: 15.3 m
Width: 1.7 m

Via @trilavier.

 

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