206 Nations And 11,000 Athletes Expected In 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Olympic games will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 24 July to August 9 this summer. This will be the second time that the Olympic Games will take place in Tokyo, which previously welcomed the world in 1964.

Tokyo Olympics will host 5 new sports of baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing this year. 

An agency announced that tickets are already sold out in Tokyo. Tickets will be sold composed of three classes including general and ground class.

wiki- In February 2012, it was announced that the National Stadium in Tokyo, the central venue for the 1964 Summer Olympics, would undergo a ¥100 billion renovation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympics.

In June 2015, the government announced that as a further cost-savings measure, it would reduce the new stadium’s permanent capacity to 65,000 in its athletics configuration (although with the option to add up to 15,000 temporary seats for football).  The government also scrapped plans to build a retractable roof.  Due to public outcry over the increasing costs of the stadium (which reached ¥252 billion), the government ultimately chose to scrap the Zaha Hadid design entirely, and chose a new design by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Inspired by traditional temples and having a lower profile, Kuma’s design has a budget of ¥149 billion. Due to the changes in plans, the new stadium would not be completed in time for the Rugby World Cup as originally planned. 

In October 2018, the Board of Audit issued a report stating that the total cost of the venues could exceed US$25 billion. 

Of the 33 competition venues in Tokyo, 28 are within 8 kilometers (4.97 miles) of the Olympic Village. Eleven new venues are to be constructed. On 16 October 2019, the IOC announced that there were plans to re-locate the marathon and race-walking events to Sapporo due to heat concerns.  The plans were made official on 1 November 2019 after Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike accepted the IOC’s decision, despite her belief that the events should have remained in Tokyo.


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