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

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

 

 

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Tokyo 2020; Venues Paralympic Games

Fuji International Speedway. Courtesy of Tokyo 2020.

 

Venue Zone Sport / Discipline
Olympic Stadium Heritage Zone Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Heritage Zone Table Tennis
Yoyogi National Stadium Heritage Zone Badminton, Wheelchair Rugby
Nippon Budokan Heritage Zone Judo
Tokyo International Forum Heritage Zone Powerlifting
Equestrian Park Heritage Zone Equestrian
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza Heritage Zone Wheelchair Basketball
Ariake Arena Tokyo Bay Zone Wheelchair Basketball
Ariake Gymnastics Centre Tokyo Bay Zone Boccia
Ariake Tennis Park Tokyo Bay Zone Wheelchair Tennis
Odaiba Marine Park Tokyo Bay Zone Triathlon
Aomi Urban Sports Park Tokyo Bay Zone Football 5-a-side
Sea Forest Waterway Tokyo Bay Zone Canoe, Rowing
Yumenoshima Park Archery Field Tokyo Bay Zone Archery
Tokyo Aquatics Centre Tokyo Bay Zone Swimming
Makuhari Messe Hall A Tokyo Bay Zone Sitting Volleyball
Makuhari Messe Hall B Tokyo Bay Zone Taekwondo, Wheelchair Fencing
Makuhari Messe Hall C Tokyo Bay Zone Goalball
Asaka Shooting Range Shooting
Izu Velodrome Cycling (track)
Fuji International Speed Way Cycling (road)
Paralympic Village Tokyo Bay Zone
IBC/MPC Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight) Tokyo Bay Zone

Tokyo 2020; Photos: Construction update May – June 2019

Ariake Arena

Ariake Arena (Exterior of venue): June 2019/ © Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Ariake Arena (Interior of venue): June 2019/ © Tokyo Metropolitan Government

 

Sea Forest Waterway

Sea Forest Waterway: May 2019/ © Tokyo Metropolitan Government

 

Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre

Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre: June 2019/ © Tokyo Metropolitan Government

 

Tokyo Aquatics Centre

Tokyo Aquatics Centre (Exterior of venue): June 2019/ © Tokyo Metropolitan
Government
Tokyo Aquatics Centre (Interior of venue): June 2019/ © Tokyo Metropolitan Government

 

Olympic Village/Paralympic Village

Olympic Village/Paralympic Village: June 2019/ © Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Olympic Village/Paralympic Village: June 2019/ © Tokyo Metropolitan Government

 

Oi Hockey Stadium

Oi Hockey Stadium: May 2019/ © Tokyo Metropolitan Government

 

Photos via The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Beijing 2022; Video: Ice venue cooling system to reduce carbon footprint of Olympic Games

Beijing 2022 ice venue cooling system to reduce carbon footprint of Olympic Games

IOC Media on YouTube
 
In a landmark decision guided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), natural CO2 refrigeration systems will be used in most of the Beijing 2022 ice venues. This will decrease the overall carbon footprint of the Olympic Games Beijing 2022.
 

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Tokyo 2020; Construction update 9 new venues (June 2019)

新国立競技場 New National Stadium

 

Venue Scheduled completion date
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza March 2017 (completed)
Yumenoshima Park Archery Field February 2019 (completed)
Sea Forest Waterway May 2019 (completed)
Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre May 2019 (completed)
Oi Hockey Stadium Construction will be completed soon.
Ariake Gymnastics Centre October 2019
Olympic Stadium November 2019
Ariake Arena December 2019
Tokyo Aquatics Centre February 2020

London 2012; Lee Valley White Water Centre

© Martijn Giebels

 

Lee Valley White Water Centre

  • Architect (main building); FaulknerBrowns Architects
  • Year completed; 2010
  • Length; 300m
  • Capacity; 12,000 (2012)
  • Olympic Sports; Canoe Slalom
  • Paralympic Sports; –
  • Legacy; White-water slalom centre

 

Location

 

Photos

© Martijn Giebels
© Martijn Giebels
© Martijn Giebels

 

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