Read more: Positioning, principles and roadmap to the Games following postponement (TOCOG)
Read more: Positioning, principles and roadmap to the Games following postponement (TOCOG)
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today published its Sustainability Pre-Games Report, showing details of how it plans to deliver a sustainable Tokyo 2020 Games and highlighting progress on some of the initiatives undertaken throughout 2019. The Report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option, a set of international standards governing sustainability reporting.
The ‘Tokyo 2020 Sustainability Pre-Games Report’ can be downloaded from the Tokyo 2020 website.
Press release by International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games:
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) met today for an Executive Project Review via teleconference.
IOC Coordination Commission Chair John Coates and Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi joined Tokyo 2020 President MORI Yoshiro and CEO MUTO Toshiro for the meeting. During the productive discussion, Tokyo 2020 and the IOC agreed on the following framework, that will govern preparations for the postponed Games:
The process to deliver the Games in 2021 is overseen by a Joint Steering Committee which is led by IOC Coordination Commission Chair John Coates and Tokyo 2020 President MORI Yoshiro. The Committee will include Tokyo 2020 CEO MUTO Toshiro and IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi.
The meetings of the Joint Steering Committee will be held whenever necessary, in order to ensure permanent coordination and efficient decision-making.
Supporting this Joint Steering Committee, Tokyo 2020 and the IOC will each have their own respective task forces: the “Here we go” Task Force on the IOC side, and the “New Launch” Task Force on the Tokyo 2020 side.
The key elements of the planning for 2021 should replicate the existing Games Delivery Plan for 2020. Particular focus will be placed on the venues and the competition schedule, which were originally agreed by all stakeholders as the best plan for the 2020 edition. On this basis, the Japanese side including Tokyo 2020 will request that each planned venue owner organises the Games according to this schedule on the new dates in 2021. The Japanese side will also seek understanding for these preparations.
On the basis of Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and all Olympic and Paralympic Movement stakeholders, in conjunction with Japanese side including the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, will explore all opportunities to optimise and streamline the scope and service levels at the Games, and reduce the costs that have been caused by the postponement. The IOC and the Japanese side, including the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, will continue to assess and discuss jointly about the respective impacts caused by the postponement.
A number of measures addressing the potential impact of COVID-19 will be incorporated into the Games Delivery Plan for the Games in 2021.
The details of planning for Tokyo 2020 in 2021 are being examined this month with a view to establishing a new roadmap for the Games by May 2020, in order to then align resources and priorities accordingly.
Speaking after the meeting, IOC Coordination Commission Chair John Coates said, “Since the postponement of Tokyo 2020 to 2021 was agreed a few weeks ago, the strong spirit of collaboration between the IOC, the IPC, the Olympic Movement, Tokyo 2020 and the Japanese authorities has already allowed us to bring some clarity and certainty to athletes, fans and stakeholders around the world. The principles outlined today will allow us to continue in this spirit, and to answer the many questions that remain, in as efficient a manner as possible.
We believe that the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 can stand as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times, and that the Olympic flame can be the light at the end of the tunnel in which the world finds itself at present. The Joint Steering Committee will give its all to ensure that this is the case.”
Tokyo 2020 President MORI Yoshiro commented, “Soon after the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games on 24 March 2020, Tokyo 2020 established a ‘New Launch’ Task Force on 26 March and we have been working since then to create a structure capable of overcoming these unprecedented challenges. We believe that today’s new step is an important achievement in advancing over the coming year what we have prepared over the past five to six years. We will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure the success of the Games.”
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Press release by the International Olympic Committee:
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021. They also agreed on new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated from 24 August until 5 September 2021.
The leaderships of the key parties came together via telephone conference earlier today, joined by IOC President Thomas Bach, Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshirō, Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko and Olympic and Paralympic Minister Hashimoto Seiko, and agreed on the new schedule.
Read the full press release here.
2020 2021, Tokyo will host the XXXII Olympic Summer Games. The city also hosted the 1964 Olympics. Over the next years we’ll explore this fascinating and hectic metropolis in a serie of blog posts. Topics include: urban sprawl, architecture and infrastucture.
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On 24 March, the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
In the light of this postponement, Tokyo 2020 has decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay scheduled to start on 26 March. We will announce revised dates for the Torch Relay after the new schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Games has been fixed, and renew our preparations for a vigorous Grand Start event that will bring people together again.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused to our partner organisations, each prefectural taskforce and the many other stakeholders who have made such great efforts to prepare for the Relay, and we ask for your continued cooperation. We will consider measures that allow torchbearers who were selected to run in the now postponed event to be given priority in the selection process for the new Torch Relay.
To safeguard the health of all involved and to contribute to the containment of COVID-19, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that the IOC will step up its scenario-planning for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Dear Fellow Athletes,
In this unprecedented crisis we are all united.
Like you, we are very much concerned about what the COVID-19 pandemic is doing to people’s lives. Human lives take precedence over everything, including the staging of the Games. The IOC wants to be part of the solution. Therefore we have made it our leading principle to safeguard the health of everyone involved, and to contribute to containing the virus. I would like to assure you that we will adhere to this in all our decisions concerning the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
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|2||Tochigi||29-30 Mar. 2020|
|3||Gunma||31 Mar.-1 Apr. 2020|
|4||Nagano||2-3 Apr. 2020|
|5||Gifu||4-5 Apr. 2020|
|6||Aichi||6-7 Apr. 2020|
|7||Mie||8-9 Apr. 2020|
|8||Wakayama||10-11 Apr. 2020|
|9||Nara||12-13 Apr. 2020|
|10||Osaka||14-15 Apr. 2020|
|11||Tokushima||16-17 Apr. 2020|
|12||Kagawa||18-19 Apr. 2020|
|13||Kochi||20-21 Apr. 2020|
|14||Ehime||22-23 Apr. 2020|
|15||Oita||24-25 Apr. 2020|
|16||Miyazaki||26-27 Apr. 2020|
|17||Kagoshima||28-29 Apr. 2020|
|18||Okinawa||2-3 May 2020|
|19||Kumamoto||6-7 May 2020|
|20||Nagasaki||8-9 May 2020|
|21||Saga||10-11 May 2020|
|22||Fukuoka||12-13 May 2020|
|23||Yamaguchi||14-15 May 2020|
|24||Shimane||16-17 May 2020|
|25||Hiroshima||18-19 May 2020|
|26||Okayama||20-21 May 2020|
|27||Tottori||22-23 May 2020|
|28||Hyogo||24-25 May 2020|
|29||Kyoto||26-27 May 2020|
|30||Shiga||28-29 May 2020|
|31||Fukui||30-31 May 2020|
|32||Ishikawa||1-2 Jun. 2020|
|33||Toyama||3-4 Jun. 2020|
|34||Niigata||5-6 Jun. 2020|
|35||Yamagata||7-8 Jun. 2020|
|36||Akita||9-10 Jun. 2020|
|37||Aomori||11-12 Jun. 2020|
|38||Hokkaido||14-15 Jun. 2020|
|39||Iwate||17-19 Jun. 2020|
|40||Miyagi||20-22 Jun. 2020|
|41||Shizuoka||24-26 Jun. 2020|
|42||Yamanashi||27-28 Jun. 2020|
|43||Kanagawa||29 Jun.-1 Jul. 2020|
|44||Chiba||2-4 Jul. 2020|
|45||Ibaraki||5-6 Jul. 2020|
|46||Saitama||7-9 Jul. 2020|
|47||Tokyo||10-24 Jul. 2020|
Read more about the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay on this page.
There will be a Relay in the Stadium with two Greek torchbearers, the Olympic medalists Lefteris Petrounias and Katerina Stefanidi. The cauldron inside the stadium will then be lit.
The President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and IOC Member Mr Spyros Capralos will deliver a short speech followed by a video message from the President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee Mr. Yoshiro Mori.
President Capralos will then receive the Olympic Flame from the High Priestess Xanthi Georgiou before handing it over to the representative of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, Ms Naoko Imoto, an Olympian in swimming at the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996, who is currently working for UNICEF in Greece as Chief of Education.
The Flame will thus begin its journey to the host city of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The Handover Ceremony will be closed to the public and accredited guests. It will only be attended by representatives of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and selected representatives of the press.
The ceremony will be broadcast live by the Olympic Channel and ERT (National Greek Television).
Source: Hellenic Olympic Committee
Note: All times are local time
A live stream will be available on the website of the Olympic Channel.