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Tokyo Summer Olympics Game 2020

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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