Tokyo 2020


This will be the second time that Japan has hosted the Summer Olympics, previously hosting the event in 1964.

 

1. General info


OLYMPIC GAMES; JULY 24 TO AUGUST 9, 2020
PARALYMPIC GAMES; AUGUST 25 TO SEPTEMBER 6, 2020

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2. News / Blogposts


Read the latest news here

 

3. Gamesplan


 

4. Venues


 

Marathon Course

 

Race Walk Course

 

VenueZoneOlympic GamesParalympic Games
Olympic StadiumHeritage ZoneOpening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics, FootballOpening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics
Tokyo Metropolitan GymnasiumHeritage ZoneTable TennisTable Tennis
Yoyogi National StadiumHeritage ZoneHandballBadminton, Wheelchair Rugby
Nippon BudokanHeritage ZoneJudo, KarateJudo
Imperial Palace GardenHeritage ZoneAthletics (Race Walk)-
Tokyo International ForumHeritage ZoneWeightliftingPowerlifting
Kokugikan ArenaHeritage ZoneBoxing-
Equestrian ParkHeritage ZoneEquestrian (dressage, jumping, eventing)Equestrian
Musashino Forest Sport PlazaHeritage ZoneBadminton, Modern Pentathlon (fencing)Wheelchair Basketball
Tokyo StadiumHeritage ZoneFootball, Modern Pentathlon (swimming, fencing, riding, laser-run), Rugby-
Musashinonomori ParkHeritage ZoneCycling (road - start)-
Ariake ArenaTokyo Bay ZoneVolleyball (indoor)Wheelchair Basketball
Olympic Gymnastic CentreTokyo Bay ZoneGymnasticsBoccia
Olympic BMX CourseTokyo Bay ZoneCycling (BMX freestyle, BMX racing), Skateboarding-
Ariake Tennis ParkTokyo Bay ZoneTennisWheelchair Tennis
Odaiba Marine ParkTokyo Bay ZoneAquatics (marathon swimming), TriathlonTriathlon
Shiokaze ParkTokyo Bay ZoneBeach volleyball-
Aomi Urban Sports VenueTokyo Bay ZoneBasketball (3x3), Sport ClimbingFootball 5-a-side
Seaside Park Hockey StadiumTokyo Bay ZoneHockey-
Sea Forest Cross-Country CourseTokyo Bay ZoneEquestrian (eventing, cross-country)-
Sea Forest WaterwayTokyo Bay ZoneCanoe-Kayak (sprint), RowingCanoe, Rowing
Canoe Slalom CourseTokyo Bay ZoneCanoe-Kayak (slalom)-
Dream Island Archery FieldTokyo Bay ZoneArcheryArchery
Olympic Aquatics CentreTokyo Bay ZoneAquatics (swimming, diving, artistic swimming)Swimming
Tatsumi International Swimming CenterTokyo Bay ZoneAquatics (water polo)-
Makuhari Messe Hall ATokyo Bay ZoneTaekwondo, WrestlingSitting Volleyball
Makuhari Messe Hall BTokyo Bay ZoneFencingTaekwondo, Wheelchair Fencing
Makuhari Messe Hall CTokyo Bay Zone-Goalball
Tsurigasaki Beach Surfing Venue-Surfing-
Saitama Super Arena-Basketball-
Asaka Shooting Range-ShootingShooting
Kasumigaseki Country Club-Golf-
Enoshima Yacht Harbour-Sailing-
Izu Velodrome-Cycling (track)Cycling (track)
Izu Mountain Bike Course-Cycling (mountain bike)-
Fuji International Speed Way-Cycling (road - finish, individual time trial)Cycling (road)
Fukusihima Azuma Baseball Stadium-Baseball/Softball-
Yokohama Stadium-Baseball/Softball-
Sapporo Dome-Football-
Miyagi Stadium-Football-
Ibaraki Kashima Stadium-Football-
Saitama Stadium-Football-
International Stadium Yokohama-Football-
Olympic / Paralympic VillageTokyo Bay Zone--
IBC/MPC Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight)Tokyo Bay Zone--

 

5. Look of the Games


Emblems
© Tokyo2020
© Tokyo2020

 

Mascots: Miraitowa (Olympic Games) and Someity (Paralympic Games)

Image: Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) on Twitter

 

 

Origin of their names
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot’s name was revealed as Miraitowa (pronounced mee-rah-e-toh-wa), based on the Japanese words mirai (future) and towa (eternity) combined. This name was chosen to promote a future full of eternal hope in the hearts of people all over the world.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic mascot’s name was revealed as Someity, (pronounced soh-may-tee) which comes from someiyoshino, a popular cherry blossom variety, and additionally echoes the English phrase “so mighty”. Someity has tactile cherry blossom sensors and exhibits enormous mental and physical strength. It represents Paralympic athletes who overcome obstacles and redefine the boundaries of what is possible.

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Miraitowa has the same indigo blue ichimatsu-patterns as the Tokyo 2020 Games Emblem on its head and body. The mascot’s personality is derived from a traditional Japanese proverb that means to learn old things well and to acquire new knowledge from them. The mascot has both an old-fashioned aspect that respects tradition and an innovative aspect that is in tune with cutting-edge information . It has a strong sense of justice, and is very athletic. The mascot has the special ability to move anywhere instantly.

Someity is a cool character with cherry blossom tactile sensors and super powers. It can send and receive messages telepathically using the cherry blossom antennae on both sides of its face. It can also fly using its ichimatsu-pattern cloak. It is usually quiet, but it can exhibit great power when necessary. It embodies Paralympic athletes that demonstrate superhuman power. It has a dignified inner strength and it also loves nature. It can talk to stones and wind by using its super power, and is also able to move things by just looking at them.

The duo finally made their debut today and are already anticipating a busy schedule ahead.

Between December 2017 and February 2018, more than 75% of the elementary schools in Japan and a number of overseas Japanese schools took part in a selection process and voted for their favourite set of mascot designs.

Miraitowa and Someity live in the digital world, and can move freely between there and the real world via the internet.

 

Source: Website Tokyo 2020

 

6. Competition Schedule


You can download the Tokyo 2020 competition schedule here.

Source: IOC