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

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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

 

Construction

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

 

 

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Tokyo 2020; Izu Velodrome

Izu Velodrome – Photo courtesy of Tokyo 2020

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Outside Tokyo
  • Architect: Gensler Architects
  • Year completed: 2011
  • Type: Existing
  • Capacity: 3,600 seats
  • Olympic sports: Cycling (track)
  • Paralympic sports: Cycling (track)
  • Legacy: National Training Centre
  • Other facts: 250m track, Cedar wood

 

Location

 

Photos

Izu Velodrome – Photo courtesy of Tokyo 2020

 

Video

 

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