Video by World Archery on Youtube.
In 2020, Tokyo will host the XXXII Olympic Summer Games. The city also hosted the 1964 Olympics. Over the next years we’ll explore this fascinating and hectic metropolis in a serie of blog posts. Topics include: urban sprawl, architecture and infrastucture.
Magazine: MAS Context 24 / Tokyo
From the publisher:
Welcome to our Tokyo issue. This issue explores the value of embracing subjectivity and personal recordings of cities while exploring the biggest metropolitan area in the world. Guest edited by illustrator and editorial designer Luis Mendo, it builds upon his love for the city, the drawing event PauseDraw, and his continued exploration of the city through drawing. Through drawings by thirteen artists and words by another eight contributors, the issue ultimately reveals Tokyo’s built environment, its culture, its people, and some of the aspects that make it one of the most fascinating cities in the world.
Contributions by Lee Basford, Andrew Browne, Anselm Dästner, Christian Dimmer, Masaki Endoh, fala, Ghosttthead, Hama-House, Adrian Hogan, Andrew Joyce, Shu Kuge, Grace Lee, Chip Lord, Luis Mendo, Joey Meuross, Craig Mod, neji_maki_dori, David Robert, Terry Satomi, Mariya Suzuki, and Tama-chan.
This issue is guest edited by illustrator and editorial designer Luis Mendo.
Download the PDF or purchase a copy here.
From casual pastimes to competitions and world records, “sport” in its various forms ignites the passions of people the world over. Through a wide range of exhibits which includes objects used by athletes, this exhibition looks at the history of sports, from the sport-like exercises and games of the Edo period, to the acceptance and popularization of modern sports from the Meiji era onwards, and Japan’s participation in the Olympics and later hosting of the games in Tokyo.
Exhibition Period: Saturday, 27 July to Sunday, 25 August
Holidays: Mondays (Except July 15 and August 12) and Tuesday, July 16
Admission: Adults: 1,000 yen, College and Vocational students, High school students, Junior high school students and Seniors (65 and over): 500 yen, and Junior high school students living or commuting to Tokyo, Elementary school students and younger: Free
— Tristan Lavier (@trilavier) 2 juli 2019
— Tristan Lavier (@trilavier) 3 juli 2019
Olympics: Volleyball 🏐
Paralympics: Wheelchair Basketball ♿️🏀
— Tristan Lavier (@trilavier) 3 juli 2019
— Tristan Lavier (@trilavier) 3 juli 2019
Schedule – As of 2 July 2019
|9-16 September 2018||Enoshima Yacht Harbour||Sailing||Sailing's World Cup Series Enoshima||World Sailing/Japan Sailing Federation|
|5-7 October 2018||Tatsumi Water Polo Centre||Aquatics (Water Polo)||Japan Swimming Championships||Japan Swimming Federation|
|27-30 June 2019||AGF Field / Musashino Forest Sport Plaza||Modern Pentathlon||2019 UIPM World Cup Final||Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) / Modern Pentathlon Association of Japan (MPAJ)|
|6-7 July 2019||Tokyo International Forum||Weightlifting||READY STEADY TOKYO - Weightlifting||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games / Japan Weightlifting Association|
|12-18 July 2019||Yumenoshima Park Archery Field||Archery||READY STEADY TOKYO - Archery||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|18-21 July 2019||Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach||Surfing||READY STEADY TOKYO - Surfing||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|21 July 2019||Start : Musashinonomori Park / Finish : Fuji International Speedway||Cycling (Road)||READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (Road)||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|23-28 July 2019||Musashino Forest Sport Plaza||Badminton||Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open 2019 Badminton Championships||Nippon Badminton Association|
|24-28 July 2019||Shiokaze Park||Volleyball (Beach)||FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2019 4-star Tokyo||Fédération Internationale de Volleyball|
|7-11 August 2019||Sea Forest Waterway||Rowing||2019 World Rowing Junior Championships||World Rowing Federation|
|11 August 2019||Odaiba Marine Park||Aquatics (Marathon Swimming)||READY STEADY TOKYO - Aquatics (Marathon Swimming)||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|12-14 August 2019||Equestrian Park / Sea Forest Cross-Country Course||Equestrian (Eventing)||READY STEADY TOKYO - Equestrian (Eventing)||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games / Japan Equestrian Federation|
|14-16 August 2019||Kasumigaseki Country Club||Golf||25th 2019 Japan Junior Golf Championship||Japan Golf Association|
|15-18 August 2019||Odaiba Marine Park||Triathlon||2019 Tokyo ITU World Olympic Qualification Event / 2019 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Tokyo / 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup||ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event Executive Committee|
|17-21 August 2019||Oi Hockey Stadium||Hockey||READY STEADY TOKYO - Hockey||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|17-22 August 2019 (with pre-competition activities 15-16 August 2019)||Enoshima Yacht Harbour||Sailing||READY STEADY TOKYO - Sailing||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games / Japan Sailing Federation|
|22-25 August 2019||Saitama Super Arena||Basketball||International Basketball Games 2019 / International Women's Basketball Games Mitsui Fudosan Cup||Japan Basketball Association|
|25 August - 1 September 2019||Nippon Budokan||Judo||World Judo Championships 2019||International Judo Federation|
|6-8 September 2019 (9 Sep. 2019)||Nippon Budokan||Karate (Kata / Kumite)||2019 Karate 1 - Premier League Tokyo READY STEADY TOKYO - Karate on the following day of 2019 Karate 1 - Premier League Tokyo)||World Karate Federation (The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games)|
|12-15 September 2019||Sea Forest Waterway||Canoe (Sprint)||READY STEADY TOKYO - Canoe (Sprint)||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|15 September 2019||Meijijingu Gaien (Start / Finish)||Athletics (Marathon)||Marathon Grand Championship||Japan Association of Athletics Federations|
|26-27 September 2019||Tokyo International Forum||Powerlifting||READY STEADY TOKYO - Powerlifting||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games / Japanese Para-powerlifting Federation|
|27-28 September 2019||Makuhari Messe Hall A||Taekwondo||READY STEADY TOKYO - Taekwondo||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|28-29 September 2019||Makuhari Messe Hall C||Goalball||2019 Japan Para Goalball Championships||Japanese Para-Sports Association|
|3-5 October 2019||Makuhari Messe Hall A||Wrestling||READY STEADY TOKYO - Wrestling||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|5-6 October 2019||Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium||Softball||52nd Japan Women’s Softball League - Division 1 Section 8 in Fukushima||Japan Softball Association / Japan Women's Softball League Organization|
|6 October 2019||Izu MTB Course||Cycling (Mountain Bike)||READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (Mountain Bike)||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|12-13 October 2019||Ariake Urban Sports Park||Cycling (BMX Racing)||READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (BMX Racing)||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|23 October - 3 November 2019||Ariake Tennis Park||Tennis||The 94th Mitsubishi All Japan Tennis Championships||Japan Tennis Association|
|25-27 October 2019||Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre||Canoe (Slalom)||READY STEADY TOKYO - Canoe (Slalom)||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|29-31 October 2019||Kokugikan Arena||Boxing||READY STEADY TOKYO - Boxing||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|6-10 November 2019||Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium||Table Tennis||ZEH-NOH 2019 ITTF Team World Cup, Tokyo||International Table Tennis Federation|
|13-17 November 2019||Yoyogi National Stadium||Para Badminton||Japan Para-Badminton International 2019||Japan Para-Badminton Federation Inc.|
|21-24 November 2019||Yoyogi National Stadium||Handball||Japan Cup 2019 Tokyo / 71st Japan Handball Championship, Men's Division||Japan Handball Association|
|28 November - 1 December 2019||Ariake Gymnastics Centre||Gymnastics (Trampoline)||34th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships||Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique / Japan Gymnastics Association|
|13-15 December 2019||Makuhari Messe Hall B||Fencing||Prince Takamado Trophy World Cup||Federation Japonaise d’Escrime|
|28 February - 1 March 2020||Ariake Gymnastics Centre||Boccia||2020 Japan Para Championships Boccia||Japanese Para-Sports Association|
|6-8 March 2020||Aomi Urban Sports Park||Sport Climbing||READY STEADY TOKYO - Sport Climbing||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|12-15 March 2020||Yoyogi National Stadium||Wheelchair Rugby||2020 Japan Para Wheelchair Rugby Championships||Japanese Para-Sports Association|
|4-5 April 2020||Ariake Gymnastics Centre||Gymnastics (Artistic)||FIG 2020 Artistic Gymnastics All-Around World Cup Tokyo||Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique / Japan Gymnastics Association|
|6 April 2020||Ariake Gymnastics Centre||Gymnastics (Rhythmic)||READY STEADY TOKYO - Gymnastics (Rhythmic)||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|11-12 April 2020||Izu Velodrome||Cycling (Track)||READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (Track)||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|11-12 April 2020||Tatsumi Water Polo Centre||Aquatics (Water Polo)||Test Match||Japan Swimming Federation|
|14-15 April 2020||Tokyo Aquatics Centre||Aquatics (Swimming)||READY STEADY TOKYO - Aquatics (Swimming)||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|16 April 2020||Tokyo Aquatics Centre||Para Swimming||READY STEADY TOKYO - Para Swimming||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|18-25 April 2020||Asaka Shooting Range||Shooting||READY STEADY TOKYO - Shooting||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|21-26 April 2020||Tokyo Aquatics Centre||Aquatics (Diving)||FINA Diving World Cup 2020||Fédération Internationale de Natation|
|21-26 April 2020||Ariake Arena||Volleyball||2020 Volleyball International Friendly Games (TBC)||Japan Volleyball Association|
|22 April 2020||Ariake Urban Sports Park||Skateboarding||READY STEADY TOKYO - Skateboarding||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|25-26 April 2020 (or only 1day either on 25 or 26 Apr.)||Ajinomoto Stadium||Rugby||Asia Sevens Invitational 2020 (TBC)||Japan Rugby Football Union (TBC)|
|April 2020 (TBC)||Ariake Urban Sports Park||Cycling (BMX Freestyle)||READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (BMX Freestyle)||The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games|
|30 April - 3 May 2020||Tokyo Aquatics Centre||Aquatics (Artistic Swimming)||FINA Artistic Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2020||Fédération Internationale de Natation|
|2-6 May 2020||Aomi Urban Sports Park||Basketball (3x3)||International Basketball 3x3 Games 2020 (TBC)||Japan Basketball Association|
|2-3 May 2020||Olympic Stadium||Para Athletics||2020 Japan Para Athletics Championships||Japanese Para-Sports Association|
|5-6 May 2020||Olympic Stadium||Athletics||Tokyo Challenge Track Meet 2020||Japan Association of Athletics Federations|
The Tokyo 2020 boxing event programme and athlete quotas as approved this morning by the IOC members during the 134th IOC Session in Lausanne:
Men’s events (8)
|Weight Categories (kg)||Athletes|
|Fly (48kg to 52kg)||28|
|Feather (52kg to 57kg)||28|
|Light (57kg to 63kg)||28|
|Welter (63kg to 69kg)||24|
|Middle (69kg to 75kg)||24|
|Light Heavy (75kg to 81kg)||22|
|Heavy (81kg to 91kg)||16|
|Super Heavy (91kg to +91kg)||16|
Women’s events (5)
|Weight Categories (kg)||Athletes|
|Fly (48kg to 51kg)||26|
|Feather (54kg to 57kg)||20|
|Light (57kg to 60kg)||20|
|Welter (64kg to 69kg)||18|
|Middle (69kg to 75kg)||16|
Following the recommendations made on 22 May 2019 by the IOC EB to keep the boxing tournament on the Tokyo 2020 sports programme while suspending the recognition of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA), the IOC EB added further proposals to ensure the delivery of the qualification events and the boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020. They will immediately come into force if the IOC Session approves the IOC EB recommendations of 22 May 2019.
Read more: Press release
|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||Construction will be completed soon.|
|Ariake Gymnastics Centre||October 2019|
|Olympic Stadium||November 2019|
|Ariake Arena||December 2019|
|Tokyo Aquatics Centre||February 2020|
Welcome to the Sea Forest Waterway! 👀 👇 pic.twitter.com/6ppH9BEAxO
— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) 21 juni 2019
Press release by Tokyo 2020:
With More than A Year To Go Until The Olympic Games Open
Tokyo, 18 June 2019 – The Sea Forest Waterway, a new permanent venue to be used during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, was officially inaugurated last Sunday. With more than a year to go until the Games open, the delivery of this new permanent venue shows Tokyo’s preparations are well on track.
The venue will host the Rowing and Canoe Sprint competitions at the Olympic Games and the Rowing and Canoe competitions during the Paralympic Games. Constructed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on a waterfront site, which is also located close to central Tokyo, the venue will offer stunning views of the Tokyo Bay and of the Tokyo Gate Bridge to the athletes, spectators and broadcasters alike.
The field of play is protected from the effect of waves, currents and tides by wave absorbers and two dams. The venue also includes start facilities, a finish tower, a timing hut, a boathouse, pontoons, and a 2,000-seat grandstand. Additional temporary seating and standing areas will be available during the Games so that the Sea Forest Waterway can host a maximum of 16,000 spectators.
The layout of the venue is based on the Tokyo 2020 Accessibility Guidelines, with the facility designed to be accessible to all, including the elderly, people with impairments, parents with infant strollers and those with guide dogs. It has universally-designed toilets and wheelchair-accessible seats in areas designed with enough height difference between the rows of seating to ensure that those in wheelchairs can see clearly, even if spectators in front of them stand up. The venue also has solar panels and other state-of-the-art technology to help reducing the facility’s carbon footprint.
The opening of yet another venue marks a great achievement and shows the readiness of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee for the first wave of test events this summer and for hosting the Olympic Games in just 402 days.
An opening ceremony took place today with Japanese Paralympians, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, the Minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Shunichi Suzuki, World Rowing President JeanChristophe Rolland, and Japan Canoe Federation Honorary Chairman Yasuo Fukuda.
Said Rolland, “Today we see the efforts of years of hard work come to fruition with the official opening of the Sea Forest Waterway rowing course. This is truly an Olympic-standard regatta venue and I know it will help make for a fabulous rowing regatta at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is also designed with sustainability in mind with the Sea Forest Waterway being an asset to local, national and international rowing for years to come. On behalf of FISA I would like to thank you and express my gratitude to all the contributors and specifically to TMG and Governor Koike who have made this fantastic project a reality.”
To celebrate the opening, the Japan Rowing Association organised special races in which Japanese Olympians, the world-famous Oxford and Cambridge alumni boat teams, some well-known Japanese
university rowing teams, and para athletes took part.
The legacy of this new permanent venue has already been planned. Following the Tokyo 2020 Games, the course will be used for international rowing and canoe competitions, and will become one of the premier locations in Asia for water sports, with the aim to host multiple events annually, starting with the 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships in August which will also serve as a test event.
The Sea Forest Waterway will also be open to the general public, rowing and canoe classes as well as other activities will be organised and it will become a place where Tokyo residents can enjoy water sports and leisure activities.
Introducing The Podium Project! We’re working with @Tokyo2020 and @Olympics to create a more #sustainable future by recycling plastics to create ALL of the medal podiums for #Tokyo2020. Read more: https://t.co/8aTtbsawRP pic.twitter.com/UpzEC5QeoU
— Procter & Gamble (@ProcterGamble) 14 juni 2019
Press release by The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee