Tokyo 2020; Ariake Urban Sports Park

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Tokyo Bay Zone
  • Year completed: 2019-2020
  • Type: Temporary
  • Capacity: BMX Racing: 5,000 seats / BMX Freestyle: 6,600 seats / Skateboarding: 7,000 seats
  • Olympic sports: Cycling (BMX freestyle, BMX racing), Skateboarding
  • Paralympic sports: –

 

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Tokyo 2020; Ariake Gymnastics Centre

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Tokyo Bay Zone
  • Architect: Hidemichi Takahashi
  • Year completed: 2019
  • Type: Temporary
  • Capacity: 12,000 seats
  • Olympic sports: Gymnastics
  • Paralympic sports: Boccia
  • Post-Games use: Convention Centre (2020-2030)

 

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Photos

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Tokyo 2020; Ariake Arena

Ariake Arena-10e.jpg
By 江戸村のとくぞうOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Tokyo Bay Zone
  • Architect: Kume Sekkei
  • Year completed: 2019
  • Type: New – Permanent
  • Capacity: 15,000 seats
  • Olympic sports: Volleyball (indoor)
  • Paralympic sports: Wheelchair Basketball
  • Post-Games use: Sports and culture centre

 

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Photos

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Tokyo 2020; The International Olympic Committee plans to move the marathon and race walking events to Sapporo

Sapporo

 

Press release

International Olympic Committee announces plans to move Olympic marathon and race walking to Sapporo

COOLER CONDITIONS FOR THESE ENDURANCE EVENTS ARE PART OF COMPREHENSIVE MEASURES TO PROTECT ATHLETES, OFFICIALS AND SPECTATORS DURING THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it is planning to move the Olympic marathon and race walking events to Sapporo, the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 1972. The move to Hokkaido, the northern-most prefecture of Japan, will mean significantly lower temperatures for the athletes during the Olympic Games. In Sapporo, temperatures during the Games period are as much as five to six degrees centigrade cooler during the day than in Tokyo, which is more than 800 kilometres further south.

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Other heat countermeasures:

– Athletics: 5,000m and longer distance races scheduled in the evening athletics sessions and not in the morning sessions, and moving the marathon and race walk events to earlier starting times.

– Rugby: all morning games scheduled to finish before 12 p.m.

– Cycling: mountain bike start time delayed to 3 p.m.

 

About Sapporo

 

  • Hokkaido region
  • Distance between Tokyo and Sapporo: 825km
  • Fifth largest city of Japan by population (1,957,914)
  • Climate: humid continental
  • Sapporo hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1972
  • Other events: 2002 FIFA World Cup (3 games – Sapporo Dome) and the 2019 Rugby World Cup (2 games – Sapporo Dome)
  • Tokyo 2020: host city for the Olympic football tournaments (Sapporo Dome)

Tokyo 2020; Tokyo Stadium

Ajinomoto Stadium

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Heritage Zone
  • Architect: Nihon Sekkei Inc.
  • Year completed: 2001
  • Type: Existing
  • Capacity: 48,000 seats
  • Olympic sports: Football, Modern Pentathlon (swimming, fencing, riding, laser-run), Rugby
  • Paralympic sports: –
  • Post-Games use: Multi-purpose stadium
  • Other facts: Also known as Ajinomoto Stadium

 

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Tokyo 2020; Musashino Forest Sport Plaza

Musashino Forest Sport Plaza ©Tokyo Metropolitan Government

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Heritage Zone
  • Architect: Nihon Sekkei Inc.
  • Year completed: 2017
  • Type: New – Permanent
  • Capacity: 7,200 seats
  • Olympic sports: Badminton, Modern Pentathlon (fencing)
  • Paralympic sports: Wheelchair Basketball
  • Post-Games use: Multi-sport venue that is available for use by the general public.
  • Other facts: The first new venue for Tokyo 2020 that was completed.

 

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Tokyo 2020; Equestrian Park

Image: Google Earth

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Heritage Zone
  • Year completed: 2019
  • Type: Existing, rebuilt in 2019
  • Capacity: 9,300 seats
  • Olympic sports: Equestrian (dressage, jumping, eventing)
  • Paralympic sports: Equestrian
  • Post-Games use: Equestrian events (owner: Japan Racing Association)
  • Other facts: Originally built for the 1940 Olympics (canceled because of World War II). Used for the 1964 Olympics. Completely rebuilt in recent years.

 

Location

 

Photos

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Tokyo 2020; Kokugikan Arena

National Sumo Stadium, Ryogoku, Tokyo

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Heritage Zone
  • Architect: Kajima Corporation
  • Year completed: 1985
  • Type: Existing
  • Capacity: TBA (± 11,000 seats)
  • Olympic sports: Boxing
  • Paralympic sports: –
  • Post-Games use: Venue for sumo wrestling tournaments

 

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Photos

Sumo at Kokugikan

 

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Tokyo 2020; Tokyo International Forum

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Heritage Zone
  • Architect: Rafael Viñoly
  • Year completed: 1996
  • Type: Existing
  • Capacity: 5,000 seats
  • Olympic sports: Weightlifting
  • Paralympic sports: Powerlifting
  • Post-Games use: Multi-purpose exhibition center

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

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