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

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 

2. News / Blogposts


Read the latest news here

 

3. Gamesplan


Concept video

 

Map – Master plan

 

4. Venues


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
Ariake Gymnastics CentreTokyo Bay ZoneGymnasticsBoccia
Ariake Urban Sports ParkTokyo 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 ParkTokyo Bay ZoneBasketball (3x3), Sport ClimbingFootball 5-a-side
Oi Hockey StadiumTokyo Bay ZoneHockey-
Sea Forest Cross-Country CourseTokyo Bay ZoneEquestrian (eventing, cross-country)-
Sea Forest WaterwayTokyo Bay ZoneCanoe-Kayak (sprint), RowingCanoe, Rowing
Kasai Canoe Slalom CentreTokyo Bay ZoneCanoe-Kayak (slalom)-
Yumenoshima Park Archery FieldTokyo Bay ZoneArcheryArchery
Tokyo Aquatics CentreTokyo Bay ZoneAquatics (swimming, diving, artistic swimming)Swimming
Tatsumi Water Polo CentreTokyo 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 Surfing Beach-Surfing-
Saitama Super Arena-Basketball-
Asaka Shooting Range-ShootingShooting
Kasumigaseki Country Club-Golf-
Enoshima Yacht Harbour-Sailing-
Izu Velodrome-Cycling (track)Cycling (track)
Izu MTB Course-Cycling (mountain bike)-
Fuji International Speed Way-Cycling (road - finish, individual time trial)Cycling (road)
Fukusihima Azuma Baseball Stadium-Baseball/Softball-
Yokohama Baseball 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--

 

Marathon Course

 

Race Walk Course

Cycling Course Maps

You can view the cycling course maps here.

 

5. Look of the Games


Emblems

 

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

 

Pictograms

Image: ©The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

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6. Competition Schedule


Source: Website Tokyo 2020

 

7. Test Events


DateVenueSportEventOrganiser
9-16 September 2018Enoshima Yacht HarbourSailingSailing's World Cup Series EnoshimaWorld Sailing/Japan Sailing Federation
5-7 October 2018Tatsumi Water Polo CentreAquatics (Water Polo)Japan Swimming ChampionshipsJapan Swimming Federation
27-30 June 2019AGF Field / Musashino Forest Sport PlazaModern Pentathlon2019 UIPM World Cup FinalUnion Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM)
6-7 July 2019Tokyo International ForumWeightliftingREADY STEADY TOKYO - WeightliftingThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games / Japan Weightlifting Association
12-18 July 2019Yumenoshima Park Archery FieldArcheryREADY STEADY TOKYO - ArcheryThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
18-21 July 2019Tsurigasaki Surfing BeachSurfingREADY STEADY TOKYO - SurfingThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
21 July 2019Start : Musashinonomori Park / Finish : Fuji International SpeedwayCycling (Road)READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (Road)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
23-28 July 2019Musashino Forest Sport PlazaBadmintonDaihatsu Yonex Japan Open 2019 Badminton ChampionshipsNippon Badminton Association
24-28 July 2019Shiokaze ParkVolleyball (Beach)FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2019 4-star TokyoFédération Internationale de Volleyball
7-11 August 2019Sea Forest WaterwayRowing2019 World Rowing Junior ChampionshipsWorld Rowing Federation
12-14 August 2019Equestrian Park / Sea Forest Cross-Country CourseEquestrian (Eventing)READY STEADY TOKYO - Equestrian (Eventing)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 2019Oi Hockey StadiumHockeyREADY STEADY TOKYO - HockeyThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
17-22 August 2019 (with pre-competition activities 15-16 August 2019)Enoshima Yacht HarbourSailingREADY STEADY TOKYO - SailingThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
20-25 August 2019 (TBC)Saitama Super ArenaBasketballInternational Basketball Games 2019 (TBC)Japan Basketball Association
25 August - 1 September 2019Nippon BudokanJudo2019 World Judo ChampionshipsInternational Judo Federation
6-8 September 2019 (9 Sep. 2019)Nippon BudokanKarate (Kata / Kumite)2019 Karate 1 - Premier League Tokyo READY STEADY TOKYO - Karate on the following day of 2019 Karate 1 - Premier League Tokyo)World Karate Federation (The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games)
12-15 September 2019Sea Forest WaterwayCanoe (Sprint)READY STEADY TOKYO - Canoe (Sprint)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
15 September 2019Meijijingu Gaien (Start / Finish)Athletics (Marathon)Marathon Grand ChampionshipJapan Association of Athletics Federations
26-27 September 2019Tokyo International ForumPowerliftingREADY STEADY TOKYO - PowerliftingThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games / Japanese Para-powerlifting Federation
27-28 September 2019Makuhari Messe Hall ATaekwondoREADY STEADY TOKYO - TaekwondoThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
28-29 September 2019Makuhari Messe Hall CGoalball2019 Japan Para Goalball ChampionshipsJapanese Para-Sports Association
TBCTBCAquatics (Marathon Swimming)READY STEADY TOKYO - Aquatics (Marathon Swimming)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
3-5 October 2019Makuhari Messe Hall AWrestlingREADY STEADY TOKYO - WrestlingThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
5-6 October 2019Fukushima Azuma Baseball StadiumSoftball52nd Japan Women’s Softball League - Division 1 Section 8 in FukushimaJapan Softball Association / Japan Women's Softball League Organization
6 October 2019Izu MTB CourseCycling (Mountain Bike)READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (Mountain Bike)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
12-13 October 2019Ariake Urban Sports ParkCycling (BMX Racing)READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (BMX Racing)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
23 October - 3 November 2019Ariake Tennis ParkTennisThe 94th Mitsubishi All Japan Tennis ChampionshipsJapan Tennis Association
25-27 October 2019Kasai Canoe Slalom CentreCanoe (Slalom)READY STEADY TOKYO - Canoe (Slalom)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
On holdOn holdBoxingOn holdOn hold
6-10 November 2019Tokyo Metropolitan GymnasiumTable Tennis2019 ITTF Team World CupInternational Table Tennis Federation
13-17 November 2019Yoyogi National StadiumPara BadmintonJapan Para-Badminton International 2019Japan Para-Badminton Federation Inc.
21-24 November 2019Yoyogi National StadiumHandballJapan Cup 2019 Tokyo / 71st Japan Handball Championship, Men's DivisionJapan Handball Association
28 November - 1 December 2019Ariake Gymnastics CentreGymnastics (Trampoline)34th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World ChampionshipsFédération Internationale de Gymnastique / Japan Gymnastics Association
13-15 December 2019Makuhari Messe Hall BFencingPrince Takamado Trophy World CupFederation Japonaise d’Escrime
28 February - 1 March 2020Ariake Gymnastics CentreBoccia2020 Japan Para Championships BocciaJapanese Para-Sports Association
6-8 March 2020Aomi Urban Sports ParkSport ClimbingREADY STEADY TOKYO - Sport ClimbingThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
12-15 March 2020Yoyogi National StadiumWheelchair Rugby2020 Japan Para Wheelchair Rugby ChampionshipsJapanese Para-Sports Association
4-5 April 2020Ariake Gymnastics CentreGymnastics (Artistic)FIG Individual All-Around World Cup 2020Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique / Japan Gymnastics Association
6 April 2020Ariake Gymnastics CentreGymnastics (Rhythmic)READY STEADY TOKYO - Gymnastics (Rhythmic)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
11-12 April 2020Izu VelodromeCycling (Track)READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (Track)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
11-12 April 2020Tatsumi Water Polo CentreAquatics (Water Polo)Test MatchJapan Swimming Federation
14-15 April 2020Tokyo Aquatics CentreAquatics (Swimming)READY STEADY TOKYO - Aquatics (Swimming)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
16 April 2020 Tokyo Aquatics CentrePara SwimmingREADY STEADY TOKYO - Para SwimmingThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
21-26 April 2020Tokyo Aquatics CentreAquatics (Diving)FINA Diving World Cup 2020Fédération Internationale de Natation
21-26 April 2020Ariake ArenaVolleyball2020 Volleyball International Friendly Games (TBC)Japan Volleyball Association
22 April 2020Ariake Urban Sports ParkSkateboardingREADY STEADY TOKYO - SkateboardingThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
25-26 April 2020 (or only 1day either on 25 or 26 Apr.)Ajinomoto StadiumRugbyAsia Sevens Invitational 2020 (TBC)Japan Rugby Football Union (TBC)
April 2020 (TBC)Ariake Urban Sports ParkCycling (BMX Freestyle)READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (BMX Freestyle)The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
30 April - 3 May 2020Tokyo Aquatics CentreAquatics (Artistic Swimming)FINA Artistic Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2020Fédération Internationale de Natation
April 2020 (TBC)Asaka Shooting RangeShootingTBCTBC
2-6 May 2020 (TBC)Ariake Urban Sports ParkBasketball (3x3)International Basketball 3x3 Games 2020 (TBC)Japan Basketball Association
2-3 May 2020Olympic StadiumPara Athletics2020 Japan Para Athletics ChampionshipsJapanese Para-Sports Association
5-6 May 2020Olympic StadiumAthleticsTokyo Challenge Track Meet 2020Japan Association of Athletics Federations
TBCTBCFootballTBCTBC

 

8. Torch Relay


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

Schedule

– 12 March: Lighting Ceremony in Olympia, Greece
– 12-19 March: Greek leg of the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay
– 19 March: Handover Ceremony in Athens, Greece
– 20 March: Flame arrives at Matsushima Airfield, Miyazaki, Japan
– 20-21 March: Flame on display in Miyagi Prefecture
– 22-23 March: Flame on display in Iwate Prefecture
– 24-25 March: Flame on display in Fukushima Prefecture
– 26 March: Japanese leg of the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay starts from Fukushima, taking in all 47 prefectures of Japan

 

Prefecture Date
1 Fukushima 26-28 Mar. 2020
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

 

Torch design

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Visual Identity Torch Relay

Image: ©The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

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