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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today agreed to add baseball/softball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing and surfing to the sports programme for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The decision by the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro was the most comprehensive evolution of the Olympic programme in modern history. Plans call for staging the skateboarding and sports climbing events in temporary venues installed in urban settings, marking a historic step in bringing the Games to young people and reflecting the trend of urbanisation of sport.
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Karate, skateboarding, sports climbing, surfing and baseball / softball are proposed to be added to the Olympic program.
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today supported the proposal to add the package of five new sports to the programme of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. If approved at the 129th IOC session in Rio de Janeiro in August, the change would be the most comprehensive evolution of the Olympic programme in modern history.
The 129th IOC session takes place in Rio de Janeiro from August 1 to August 4.
|Venue||Zone||Olympic Games||Paralympic Games||Capacity|
|Olympic Stadium||Heritage Zone||Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics, Football||Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics||68000|
|Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium||Heritage Zone||Table Tennis||Table Tennis||7000 (6000 Paralympics)|
|Yoyogi National Stadium||Heritage Zone||Handball||Badminton, Wheelchair Rugby||10200|
|Nippon Budokan||Heritage Zone||Judo, Karate||Judo||11000|
|Tokyo International Forum||Heritage Zone||Weightlifting||Powerlifting||5000|
|Kokugikan Arena||Heritage Zone||Boxing||-||TBA|
|Equestrian Park||Heritage Zone||Equestrian (dressage, jumping, eventing)||Equestrian||9300|
|Musashino Forest Sport Plaza||Heritage Zone||Badminton, Modern Pentathlon (fencing)||Wheelchair Basketball||7200|
|Tokyo Stadium||Heritage Zone||Football, Modern Pentathlon (swimming, fencing, riding, laser-run), Rugby||-||48000|
|Musashinonomori Park||Heritage Zone||Cycling (road - start)||-||TBA|
|Ariake Arena||Tokyo Bay Zone||Volleyball (indoor)||Wheelchair Basketball||15000|
|Ariake Gymnastics Centre||Tokyo Bay Zone||Gymnastics||Boccia||12000|
|Ariake Urban Sports Park||Tokyo Bay Zone||Cycling (BMX freestyle, BMX racing), Skateboarding||-||5000 / 6600 / 7000|
|Ariake Tennis Park||Tokyo Bay Zone||Tennis||Wheelchair Tennis||19900 (19400 Paralympics)|
|Odaiba Marine Park||Tokyo Bay Zone||Aquatics (marathon swimming), Triathlon||Triathlon||5500|
|Shiokaze Park||Tokyo Bay Zone||Beach volleyball||-||12000|
|Aomi Urban Sports Park||Tokyo Bay Zone||Basketball (3x3), Sport Climbing||Football 5-a-side||7100 / 8400 (4300 Paralympics)|
|Oi Hockey Stadium||Tokyo Bay Zone||Hockey||-||15000|
|Sea Forest Cross-Country Course||Tokyo Bay Zone||Equestrian (eventing, cross-country)||-||16000|
|Sea Forest Waterway||Tokyo Bay Zone||Canoe-Kayak (sprint), Rowing||Canoe, Rowing||12800 / 16000 (12800 Paralympics)|
|Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre||Tokyo Bay Zone||Canoe-Kayak (slalom)||-||7500|
|Yumenoshima Park Archery Field||Tokyo Bay Zone||Archery||Archery||5600|
|Tokyo Aquatics Centre||Tokyo Bay Zone||Aquatics (swimming, diving, artistic swimming)||Swimming||15000|
|Tatsumi Water Polo Centre||Tokyo Bay Zone||Aquatics (water polo)||-||4700|
|Makuhari Messe Hall A||Tokyo Bay Zone||Taekwondo, Wrestling||Sitting Volleyball||10000|
|Makuhari Messe Hall B||Tokyo Bay Zone||Fencing||Taekwondo, Wheelchair Fencing||8000 (7000 Paralympics)|
|Makuhari Messe Hall C||Tokyo Bay Zone||-||Goalball||5500|
|Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach||-||Surfing||-||6000|
|Saitama Super Arena||-||Basketball||-||21000|
|Asaka Shooting Range||-||Shooting||Shooting||3800 / 3000|
|Kasumigaseki Country Club||-||Golf||-||25000|
|Enoshima Yacht Harbour||-||Sailing||-||3600|
|Izu Velodrome||-||Cycling (track)||Cycling (track)||3600|
|Izu MTB Course||-||Cycling (mountain bike)||-||11500|
|Fuji International Speed Way||-||Cycling (road - finish, individual time trial)||Cycling (road)||22000|
|Fukusihima Azuma Baseball Stadium||-||Baseball/Softball||-||14300|
|Yokohama Baseball Stadium||-||Baseball/Softball||-||35000|
|Sapporo - TBD||-||Athletics (marathon, race walk)||-||TBD|
|Ibaraki Kashima Stadium||-||Football||-||40000|
|International Stadium Yokohama||-||Football||-||72000|
|Olympic / Paralympic Village||Tokyo Bay Zone||-||-||-|
|IBC/MPC Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight)||Tokyo Bay Zone||-||-||-|
Harmonized chequered emblem
Chequered patterns have been popular in many countries around the world throughout history. In Japan, the chequered pattern became formally known as “ichimatsu moyo” in the Edo period (1603-1867), and this chequered design in the traditional Japanese colour of indigo blue expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.
Composed of three varieties of rectangular shapes, the design represents different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. It incorporates the message of “unity in diversity”. It also expresses that the Olympic and Paralympic Games seek to promote diversity as a platform to connect the world.
Designer of the Tokyo 2020 Games emblems
- Year of birth: 1969
- Place of residence: Tokyo
- Occupation: Artist
- Education: Graduated in Architecture from the Tokyo Zokei University
- Current employment: Tokolo.com
- Awards and exhibitions
- MOT Annual 2010: Neo-Ornamentalism from Japanese Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
- Open Space 2010 and 2011 – InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo
- 2014 Materializing Exhibition II – Chinretsukan Gallery of the University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
- 2016 TOKOLO Asao x Aomori City Archives Exhibition – Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori Prefecture
- 2007 – FRP/F town façade pattern, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (architect: Hitoshi Abe)
- 2012 – Façade pattern for the 125th Anniversary of the Education Center, Kogakuin University (architect: Chiba Manabu
- Architects, design work with Azumi Mitsuboshi, Hachioji, Tokyo)
- 2015 – BaoBao Issey Miyake bag (Tokolo pattern)
- 2015 – Low-rise part façade glass pattern for the Dai Nagoya Building, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture (Architect: Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc.)
Today, the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee presented the shortlist of four designs.
The four concepts are:
For more information about these designs and the selection process visit: www.tokyo2020.jp
What design do you like best? Tell us what you think in the comments.