Tokyo 2020; Nippon Budokan

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Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Heritage Zone
  • Architect: Mamoru Yamada
  • Year completed: 1964
  • Type: Existing
  • Capacity: 11,000 seats
  • Olympic sports: Judo, Karate
  • Paralympic sports: Judo
  • Post-Games use: Sporting events and concerts.
  • Other facts: Also used as venue for judo at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

This post will be regularly updated in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. View an overview of all venues here.

Tokyo 2020; Yoyogi National Stadium

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Heritage Zone
  • Architect: Kenzo Tange
  • Year completed: 1964
  • Type: Existing
  • Capacity: 10,200 seats
  • Olympic sports: Handball
  • Paralympic sports: Badminton, Wheelchair Rugby
  • Post-Games use: Sporting events (ice hockey, futsal and basketball).
  • Other facts: Also used as venue for swimming and diving at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Video

[Classic Japan] Episode 1: Yoyogi National Gymnasium I & II by Kenzo Tange – 1964 from AVH/ Atelier Vincent Hecht on Vimeo.

 

This post will be regularly updated in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. View an overview of all venues here.

Tokyo 2020; Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Heritage Zone
  • Architect: Fumihiko Maki (renovation)
  • Year completed: 1952 / 1990 (renovation)
  • Type: Existing
  • Capacity: 7,000 seats (Paralympic Games: 6,500 seats)
  • Olympic sports: Table Tennis
  • Paralympic sports: Table Tennis
  • Post-Games use: National and international sporting events. Concert venue.
  • Other facts: Also used as venue for gymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

This post will be regularly updated in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. View an overview of all venues here.

Tokyo 2020; Olympic Stadium

新国立競技場 New National Stadium

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Heritage Zone
  • Architect: Kengo Kuma
  • Year completed: 2019 (scheduled)
  • Type: New – Permanent
  • Capacity: 68,000 seats (80,000 with temporary seats)
  • Olympic sports: Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics, Football
  • Paralympic sports: Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics
  • Post-Games use: National stadium

 

Location

 

Photos

All photos: © Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Date: February 20, 2018

 

 

This post will be regularly updated in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. View an overview of all venues here.

Tokyo 2020; Paralympic Torch Manufacturing Process Video

In line with the concept ‘Share Your Light’, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch will be created in Tokyo in August 2020 by the coming together of the collective passion of everyone who is supporting the Paralympics.

The torch for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will symbolise the coming together of the sentiments of everyone involved with and supporting the Paralympic Games.

The shape of Japan – a cherry blossom motif
The torch for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay has been created in a traditional form using the aluminium extrusion manufacturing technology used in the production of the shinkansen bullet train.

Completely seamless – produced from a single sheet of metal.
A form that symbolises the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay created by Japanese tradition and advanced technological capabilities.

 

Video: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games on YouTube

YOG – Lausanne 2020; 100 Days to Go


Video by Lausanne 2020

 

III Winter Youth Olympic Games
Lausanne, Switzerland
9 to 22 January 2020
Athletes expected: 1,800 (15-18 years old and from more than 80 countries)
8 Sports, 16 disciplines
8 Competition sites
Website

 

Masterplan

 

 

Venues

ClusterVenueSportsCapacityType
LausanneCentre sportif de Malley / Vaudoise arénaCeremonies, Ice Hockey, Figure skating and Short track speed skating9600 SeatsNew
Youth Olympic Village
Medal Plaza
LeysinSki Freestyle (Halfpipe & Slopestyle), Snowboard (Halfpipe & Slopestyle)
Les DiableretsAlpine skiing
VillarsSki Cross, Snowboard Cross & Ski Mountaineering
ChampéryChampéry PalladiumCurlingExisting
St. MoritzSt. Moritz-Celerina Olympic BobrunBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeExisting
Lac de Saint-MoritzSpeed skatingTemporary
Vallée de JouxCross-country skiing
Les Tuffes/Station des Rousses (France)Stade Nordique des TuffesBiathlon, Nordic combined and Ski jumpingExisting

 

Youth Olympic Village facts & figures

  • 1,600 beds
  • 630 Rooms
  • 475 Studios
  • 50 Apartments
  • Courtyard: 7,800 m2
  • Construction: 2017-2019
  • Legacy: Student accommodation