Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Japan to host 2020 Summer Olympics ! The games of the XXXII Olympiad and its 339 events will be hosted in and around Tokyo Bay. And a total of 33 Olympic sports and 22 Paralympic sports will be played at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo by nearly 11,000 athletes from all over the world.
This is not the first time that Japan has hosted an Olympic Games. Indeed, 56 years ago, the 1964 Summer Olympics were held in Tokyo. As for the Olympic Winter Games, there were those in Sapporo in 1972 and those in Nagano in 1998.
These Olympic Games are built around the idea that sport has the power to change the world and our future.
The 1964 Tokyo Olympics transformed post-war Japan completely by integrating it into the modern world. And the organizers of the 2020 Olympics want their games to make positive changes in Japan and around the world. To this end, they have relied on three key concepts:
- do your best (give your best),
- accepting one another (United in diversity),
- pass on to future generations (bequeath a legacy)
The Olympic Committee has decided to include new sports in the 2020 Games. Baseball and softball are thus reinstated after being set aside since the 2008 Olympics. Karate, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing were introduced for the first time as Olympic events. These sports, popular on the archipelago, promise to engage the Japanese public more.
The events will be held in the center of the megalopolis and all around Tokyo Bay. They will take place in several iconic venues of the 1964 Olympic games, such as the Yoyogi stadium, as well as in new infrastructures, such as the new Olympic Stadium, which symbolize the future of the city and its power of innovation.
And to make the most of the Olympic experience and to spend the best possible stay in the megalopolis, it is necessary to have a place from which it is easy to go to the places hosting the events.
For that, think of our apartments ! In central Tokyo, they are located a stone’s throw from Ikebukuro Train Station, a strategic location that is very easy to reach.
Hope illuminates our path
The first leg of the Tokyo Games, the lighting of the Olympic torch ceremony, is scheduled for March 12, 2020 in Greece. It will then arrive on Japanese territory on 20 March 2020.
It will be exhibited at the Ishinomaki Minamihama Tsunami Recovery Memorial Park in Miyagi Prefecture, a region in northeastern Japan devastated eight years ago by the nuclear and natural disaster of March 11, 2011.
As part of Japan’s commitment to create forward-looking and hopeful Games, the Olympic torch relay in Japan will begin at the J-Village National football Training centre in Fukushima Prefecture. This region is considered a symbol of the reconstruction of the country after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster of 2011.
- This decision is intended to highlight and encourage the country’s efforts to recover from this ordeal, the consequences of which continue to this day.
- This first leg of the relay in Japan will thus begin on March 26, 2020 and it will cross the 47 prefectures of Japan for 121 days. It will aim to highlight the cultural and tourist assets of each region.
- The 2020 Olympics will begin on 24 July and end on 9 August. For more information, see the events calendar on the official website of the Tokyo Games.
- The Paralympic Games will take place over 12 days, from August 25 to September 6, with 22 sports and 540 events. You can find details on the schedule provided by the Tokyo Games committee.