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Tokyo Summer Olympics Game 2020: All you need to know about 2020 Summer Olympics

Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020: The biggest and the most significant event in the world of sports, Olympics, will be hosted by Tokyo, Japan, in the year 2020. Scheduled to commence from 24th of July 2020 the will go on till on 9th of August 2020. Exactly after 56 years, this will be the second time, the first in 1964, that Tokyo will be the host to the 32nd edition of the Olympic Games. Tokyo now becomes the first Asian city to host the Summer Olympics twice.  

This edition of Olympics will mark the debut of some new disciplines in the already existing games like 3×3 basketball, freestyle BMX and Madison cycling. Karate, sport climbing and skateboarding will make their Olympic debuts whereas games like baseball and softball (which were removed from the summer program after 2008) will be restored this time. 

33 different sports will be played with more than 50 disciplines therefore the total number of events will be 339.  

 

Emblem  

The Emblem of the games is as important as the games. In the Japanese Tradition, chequered patterns are not only popular but they also have a historical significance therefore Harmonized chequered was finalized as the emblem for the 32nd edition of Olympic games. The color of indigo blue expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan. Composed of three varieties of rectangular shapes, the design represents different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. It incorporates the message of “unity in diversity”. It also expresses that the Olympic and Paralympic Games seek to promote diversity as a platform to connect the world. 

The official site of the Tokyo Olympic games narrates the significance of its emblem in the following manner. 

 

Narration 

Three different rectangular shapes represent diversity. 

Diversity makes the world a vibrant place.
It sets us apart but can bring us together.
With mutual respect and support, diversity becomes unity. 

These two emblems are made of the same number of shapes.
They remind us that all people are equal.
That regardless of ability or disability, we are united in our humanity. 

The thrill and excitement of sports inspires us and makes
hearts around the world beat together as one.

 

This is where a dazzling future begins. 

 

Olympics Game 2020 Venues 

As far as the venues are concerned, Tokyo has been divided into two different zones namely: The Heritage Zone and the Tokyo Bay zone. While the Heritage Zone, is the primary and the most important zone, comprises of 11 different venues, 17 venues come under the Tokyo Bay Zone.The complete list of the venues where the games will be hosted is given below. 

Serial Number 

 

Venue Name  Sport/Discipline 
1   

Olympic Stadium 

Opening and Closing Ceremonies 
2  Athletics 
3  Football 
4  Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium  Table Tennis 
5  Yoyogi National Stadium  Handball 
6  Nippon Budokan  Judo 
7    Karate 
8  Imperial Palace Garden  Athletics (Race Walk) 
9  Tokyo International Forum  Weightlifting 
10  Kokugikan Arena  Boxing 
11  Equestrian Park  Equestrian (Dressage, Eventing, Jumping) 
12  Musashino Forest Sport Plaza  Badminton 

Modern Pentathlon (Fencing) 

13 
14   

Tokyo Stadium 

Football 
15  Rugby 
16  Modern Pentathlon (Swimming, Fencing, Riding, Laser-Run) 
17  Musashinonomori Park  Cycling (Road (Road Race: Start)) 
18  Ariake Arena  Volleyball (Volleyball) 
19  Ariake Gymnastics Centre  Gymnastics 
20   

Ariake Urban Sports Park 

Cycling (BMX Freestyle, BMX Racing) 
21  Skateboarding 
22  Ariake Tennis Park  Tennis 
23  Odaiba Marine Park  Aquatics (Marathon Swimming) 
24  Triathlon 
25  Shiokaze Park  Volleyball (Beach Volleyball) 
26  Aomi Urban Sports Park  Basketball (3×3 Basketball) 
27  Sport Climbing 
28  Oi Hockey Stadium  Hockey 
29  Sea Forest Cross-Country Course  Equestrian (Eventing, (Cross Country)) 
30  Sea Forest Waterway  Canoe (Sprint) 
31  Rowing 
32  Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre  Canoe (Slalom) 
33  Yumenoshima Park Archery Field  Archery 
34  Tokyo Aquatics Centre  Aquatics (Swimming, Diving, Artistic Swimming) 
35  Tatsumi Water Polo Centre  Aquatics (Water Polo) 
36  Makuhari Messe Hall A  Taekwondo 
37  Wrestling 
38  Makuhari Messe Hall B  Fencing 
39  Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach  Surfing 
40  Saitama Super Arena  Basketball (Basketball) 
41  Asaka Shooting Range  Shooting 
42  Kasumigaseki Country Club  Golf 
43  Enoshima Yacht Harbour  Sailing 
44  Izu Velodrome  Cycling (Track) 
45  Izu MTB Course  Cycling (Mountain Bike) 
46  Fuji International Speedway  Cycling (Road (Road Race: Finish, Individual Time Trial)) 
47  Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium  Baseball/Softball 
48  Yokohama Baseball Stadium 
49  Sapporo Dome   

Football 

50  Miyagi Stadium 
51  Ibaraki Kashima Stadium 
52  Saitama Stadium 
53  International Stadium Yokohama 

 

  

 

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