Tokyo 2020

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


1. General info




2. News / Blogposts

Read the latest news here


3. Gamesplan


4. Venues

Map – Master plan


Marathon Course


Race Walk Course

Cycling Course Maps

You can view the cycling course maps here.


Venue list

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

© 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


7. Test Events

9-16 September 2018Enoshima Yacht HarbourSailingSailing's World Cup Series EnoshimaWorld Sailing/Japan Sailing Federation
5-7 October 2018Tatsumi International Swimming CentreAquatics (Water Polo)Japan Swimming ChampionshipsJapan Swimming Federation
27-30 June 2019Ajinomoto Stadium West Field - Musashino Forest Sport PlazaModern Pentathlon2019 UIPM World Cup FinalUnion Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM)
12-18 July 2019Dream Island Archery FieldArcheryTokyo 2020 Test Event - Archery (TBC)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
7-11 August 2019Sea Forest WaterwayRowing2019 World Rowing Junior ChampionshipsWorld Rowing Federation
12-14 August 2019Equestrian Park / Sea Forest Cross-Country CourseEquestrian (Eventing)Tokyo 2020 Test Event - Equestrian (Eventing) (TBC)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games / Japan Equestrian Federation
14-16 August 2019Kasumigaseki Country ClubGolf25th 2019 Japan Junior Golf ChampionshipJapan Golf Association
15-18 August 2019Odaiba Marine ParkTriathlon2019 Tokyo ITU World Olympic Qualification Event / 2019 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Tokyo / 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup2019 ITU Olympic Qualification Event Tokyo Organizing Committee (Tentative)
17-21 August 2019Seaside Park Hockey StadiumHockeyTokyo 2020 Test Event - Hockey (TBC)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
17-22 August 2019 (with pre-competition activities 15-16 August 2019)Enoshima Yacht HarbourSailingTokyo 2020 Test Event - Sailing (TBC)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
6-8 September 2019 (9 Sep. 2019)Nippon BudokanKarate (Kumite)Premier League (with extra day for Tokyo 2020 Test Event - Karate)World Karate Federation _x000D_
(The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games)
12-15 September 2019Sea Forest WaterwayCanoe (Sprint)Tokyo 2020 Test Event - Canoe (Sprint) (TBC)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
15 September 2019Meijijingu Gaien (Start / Finish)Athletics (Marathon)Marathon Grand ChampionshipJapan Association of Athletics Federations
23 October - 3 November 2019Ariake Tennis ParkTennisThe 94th _x000D_
Mitsubishi All Japan Tennis Championships
Japan Tennis Association
25-27 October 2019Canoe Slalom CourseCanoe (Slalom)Tokyo 2020 Test Event - Canoe (Slalom) (TBC)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
6-10 November 2019Tokyo Metropolitan GymnasiumTable Tennis2019 ITTF Team World CupInternational Table Tennis Federation