Tokyo 2020; Construction update Ariake Gymnastics Centre (November 2018)

Ariake Gymnastics Centre – Facts & Figures

  • Capacity; 12.000 seats
  • Sports
    • Olympics Games: Gymnastics
    • Paralympic Games: Boccia
  • Head Architect; Hidemichi Takahashi
  • Estimated costs; 20.5 million Yen
  • Legacy; Convention Centre (2020-2030)
  • Dimensions overall roof;
    • Width; 90m
    • Length; 120mm
    • The roof consists of 5 sections
  • Second section (raised into place last week)
    • Width; 70m
    • Length; 15m
    • Weight; 200tons
  • Material roof: local larch (2.300 cubic meters)

 

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Read more; Raising the roof on 2020 Tokyo Olympics gymnastics venue [AP]

Tokyo 2020; Construction update (July 2018)

Musashino Forest Sport Plaza ©Tokyo Metropolitan Government

 

Venue Scheduled completion date Progress rate
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza March 2017 Completed
Sea Forest Waterway May 2019 42% (On track)
Canoe Slalom Course May 2019 38% (On track)
Dream Island Archery Field June 2019 50% (On track)
Seaside Park Hockey Stadium June 2019 16% (On track)
Olympic Gymnastic Centre October 2019 TBA (On track)
Olympic Stadium November 2019 40% (On track)
Ariake Arena December 2019 21% (On track)
Olympic and Paralympic Village December 2019 40% (On track)
Olympic Aquatics Centre February 2020 35% (On track)

 

Data via the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

PyeongChang 2018; IOC concludes final project review

Yesterday, the International Olympic Committee conluded its final project review in PyeongChang. Gunilla Lindberg (IOC Coordination Commission Chair) said:

“Venues are complete, the Olympic Villages are being kitted out, the Olympic Torch Relay is generating excitement for the Games across the Republic of Korea, and I can attest to the convenience of the new KTX high-speed railway. These are just a few of the many ways that preparations are continuing to be delivered ahead of what I am confident will be a memorable event for athletes and fans alike.”

 

You can read the full press release here.

PyeongChang 2018; Video: PyeongChang Olympic Stadium Opening Concert

On November 4, the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium was officially opened with a concert:

PyeongChang 2018; PyeongChang Olympic Stadium opened

On November 4, the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium was officially opened. During the Games, the opening and closing ceremonies will be held at this stadium.

With just three months until the start of the Olympic Winter Games, all venues are now completed

 

PyeongChang 2018; POCOG report IOC Session Lima

A summary of POCOG’s progress report during the IOC Session in Lima;

 

Construction

  • Ready to host the Games, working on the final details.
  • Venues completed or close to completion.
  • Yongpyong Alpine Centre 91% complete. Completed by the end of next month.
  • Olympic Sliding centre 95,7% complete. To be completed by December 2017.  (track was completed in October 2016)
  • PyeongChang Olympic Village completed by the end of this month. All apartments are sold for the post games use.
  • PyeongChang Olympic Plaza (stadium, medals plaza, pavilions) 94% completed. Completed by the end of this month.
  • Gangneung venues and Olympic Village completed.
  • Gangneung Media Village (over 6000 rooms, not used for the Paralympic Games) 96,2% complete. On schedule and to be completed this month. All units are also already sold to the public.
  • IBC handed over to OBS in June. Finished for 99,8%. Soft opening date is scheduled for January 9th, 2018.
  • Newly build highways and express way almost all completed or on track to be completed by November this year.

 

Engagement

  • PyeongChang Olympic Plaza;
    • Festive environment.
    • Live site during daytime.
    • Entertainment programs.
    • Fireworks are the main event every day.
  • Gangneung Olympic Park;
    • 4 competition venues and 2 common domains.
    • 9 TOP Partners pavilions.
    • 1 Superstore.
    • NOC houses.
    • OCOG House Tokyo 2020.
    • Live site.
    • Diverse experience and entertainment.