Tokyo 2020; Updated Test Event Calendar (December 2020)

Schedule – As of 11 December 2020

NoSportsDisciplinesOlympics/ParalympicsEventsDatesVenuesOrganisers
40AquaticsArtistic SwimmingOlympicsFINA Artistic Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 20214-7 Mar. 2021Tokyo Aquatics CentreFédération Internationale de Natation
41Wheelchair RugbyParalympicsOperational Test - Wheelchair Rugby3-4 Apr. 2021Yoyogi National StadiumThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
42AquaticsWater PoloOlympicsOperational Test - Aquatics (Water Polo)10-11 Apr. 2021Tatsumi Water Polo CentreThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
43AquaticsDivingOlympicsFINA Diving World Cup 202118-23 Apr. 2021Tokyo Aquatics CentreFédération Internationale de Natation
44RugbyOlympicsOperational Test - Rugby22 Apr. 2021Tokyo StadiumThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
45AquaticsSwimmingOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Aquatics (Swimming)24-25 Apr. 2021Tokyo Aquatics CentreThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
46CyclingBMX FreestyleOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (BMX Freestyle)24-25 Apr. 2021
(The spare day on 26 Apr.)
Ariake Urban Sports ParkThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
47CyclingTrackOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (Track)25 Apr. 2021Izu VelodromeThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
48Para SwimmingParalympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Para Swimming26 Apr. 2021Tokyo Aquatics CentreThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
49ShootingOlympics/ParalympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Shooting26-30 Apr. 2021Asaka Shooting RangeThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
50SkateboardingOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Skateboarding28-29 Apr. 2021
(The spare day on 30 Apr.)
Ariake Urban Sports ParkThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
51VolleyballVolleyballOlympicsInternational Volleyball Games~Tokyo Challenge 2021~ (TBC)1-2 May. 2021Ariake ArenaJapan Volleyball Association
52GymnasticsArtisticOlympics2021 Artistic Gymnastics WORLD CUP TOKYO4 May. 2021Ariake Gymnastics CentreFédération Internationale de Gymnastique
53AthleticsMarathonOlympicsHokkaido・Sapporo Marathon Festival 20215 May. 2021Sapporo Odori ParkHokkaido・Sapporo Marathon Festival 2021 Committee
54GymnasticsRhythmicOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Gymnastics (Rhythmic)8 May. 2021Ariake Gymnastics CentreThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
55AthleticsOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Athletics9 May. 2021Olympic StadiumThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
56Para AthleticsParalympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Para Athletics11 May. 2021Olympic StadiumThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
57Basketball3x3 BasketballOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Basketball (3x3 Basketball)14-16 May. 2021Aomi Urban Sports ParkThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020; Updated Test Event Calendar (November 2020)

Schedule – As of 27 November 2020

NoSportsDisciplinesOlympics/ParalympicsEventsDatesVenuesOrganisers
40AquaticsArtistic SwimmingOlympicsFINA Artistic Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 20214-7 Mar. 2021Tokyo Aquatics CentreFédération Internationale de Natation
41Wheelchair RugbyParalympicsOperational Test - Wheelchair Rugby3-4 Apr. 2021Yoyogi National StadiumThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
42AquaticsWater PoloOlympicsOperational Test - Aquatics (Water Polo)10-11 Apr. 2021Tatsumi Water Polo CentreThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
43AquaticsDivingOlympicsFINA Diving World Cup 202118-23 Apr. 2021Tokyo Aquatics CentreFédération Internationale de Natation
44RugbyOlympicsOperational Test - Rugby22 Apr. 2021Tokyo StadiumThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
45AquaticsSwimmingOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Aquatics (Swimming)24-25 Apr. 2021Tokyo Aquatics CentreThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
46CyclingBMX FreestyleOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (BMX Freestyle)24-25 Apr. 2021
(The spare day on 26 Apr.)
Ariake Urban Sports ParkThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
47CyclingTrackOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (Track)25 Apr. 2021Izu VelodromeThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
48Para SwimmingParalympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Para Swimming26 Apr. 2021Tokyo Aquatics CentreThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
49ShootingOlympics/ParalympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Shooting26-30 Apr. 2021Asaka Shooting RangeThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
50SkateboardingOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Skateboarding28-29 Apr. 2021
(The spare day on 30 Apr.)
Ariake Urban Sports ParkThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
51VolleyballVolleyballOlympicsInternational Volleyball Games~Tokyo Challenge 2021~ (TBC)1-2 May. 2021Ariake ArenaJapan Volleyball Association
52GymnasticsArtisticOlympics2021 Artistic Gymnastics WORLD CUP TOKYO4 May. 2021Ariake Gymnastics CentreFédération Internationale de Gymnastique
53AthleticsMarathonOlympicsHokkaido・Sapporo Marathon Festival 20215 May. 2021Sapporo Odori ParkHokkaido・Sapporo Marathon Festival 2021 Committee
54GymnasticsRhythmicOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Gymnastics (Rhythmic)8 May. 2021Ariake Gymnastics CentreThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
55AthleticsOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Athletics9 May. 2021Olympic StadiumThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
56Para AthleticsParalympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Para Athletics11 May. 2021Olympic StadiumThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
57Basketball3x3 BasketballOlympicsREADY STEADY TOKYO - Basketball (3x3 Basketball)14-16 May. 2021Aomi Urban Sports ParkThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games

 

Press release

Tokyo 2020 Announces Updated Test Event Calendar

Tokyo, 27 November 2020 – The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced its revised test event calendar, following changes made in the wake of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The new updated test event calendar covers test events for 18 disciplines, including testing of the Olympic marathon event after the venue was changed from Tokyo to Sapporo following the previous test event.

The test events will test three essential elements: the field of play (competition area) for each event, the use of technology, and workforce – with a particular focus on technical aspects including countermeasures against COVID-19.

In addition, Tokyo 2020 will re-examine and review the content of test events that were scheduled prior to the postponement of the Games in collaboration with IFs and in accordance with Olympic Agenda 2020, including the New Norm in order to further improve efficiency and reduce costs. In response to the COVID-19 situation, we will implement infection countermeasures and plan to conduct comprehensive tests of various aspects of venue management, including the handling of spectators at selected test events.

Some aspects of the test events are still under review; we will announce details of these as soon as they are decided.

Tokyo 2020; Press release: Ariake Gymnastics Centre wins Minister of the Environment Award

Ariake Gymnastics Centre wins Minister of the Environment Award

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) is pleased to announce that the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, due to be used as a venue during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, has been recognised with a Minister of the Environment Award as a structure that makes good use of wood as a renewable and aesthetically rich resource. The award, conducted annually since 1993 by the Japan Council for Advancement of Timber Utilisation with support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, and the Ministry of the Environment, recognises facilities that contribute to the use of Japanese wood. This year’s award is an important recognition of Tokyo 2020’s ongoing efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and save energy. The award ceremony was held today (30 October 2020).

This unique venue is intended to showcase traditional Japanese craftsmanship, with its structure embodying key aspects of Japan’s culture of timber-based construction. A prominent feature is the use of Japanese cedar to create the exterior shape of a wooden vessel with an external concourse similar to an engawa, a Japanese-style veranda. The installation of huge 90-metre wooden roof beams free of any steel framework has allowed the creation of a 30-metre-high open space without pillars in the centre of the venue, a feature which will benefit athletes and spectators alike.

Construction of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre involved the most expansive usage of timber of any of the Tokyo 2020 venues, featuring one of the largest timber roofs in the world and specially crafted wooden benches for spectators. Larch wood from Nagano and Hokkaido prefectures was used to create the timber roof. Cedar from Mie prefecture was used to craft the spectator benches, with cedar from Shizuoka, Miyazaki and Akita prefectures being deployed to create the large eaves.

The Ariake Gymnastics Centre has become a symbolic Tokyo 2020 venue, sharing Japanese culture with the wider world. The Tokyo 2020 sustainability concept for the Games is “Be better, together – For the planet and the people,” and Tokyo 2020 strives to meet its responsibility to deliver a sustainable Games and showcase solutions to global sustainability challenges to people both in Japan and around the world.

The Ariake Gymnastics Centre, located close to the Olympic Village, will host Olympic artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastic events, as well as Paralympic boccia.

 

Source: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games