The Tokyo Olympics will get below approach in a couple of weeks because the world’s finest athletes put together to lastly go for gold.
The 2020 Summer time Video games needed to be postponed by a 12 months following the worldwide lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, the Worldwide Olympic Committee are working arduous to ensure the Video games go forward in Japan this summer season.
Regardless of loads of criticism from across the globe, Tokyo is getting ready itself to host the showpiece world occasion.
And so, because the most interesting sports activities women and men gear up for the motion, right here’s every thing it is advisable learn about Tokyo 2020…
Tokyo Olympics: Dates
The IOC revised the dates for the Video games of 32nd Olympiad on March 30, 2020 following information of the postponement.
The opening ceremony for the Video games is now scheduled for Friday, July 23. It’ll begin at 12pm UK time with Japan eight hours forward.
There’ll then be two weeks for sporting competitors earlier than the closing ceremony on Sunday, August 8.
The Video games will nonetheless be referred to as ‘Tokyo 2020’ and has the motto of ‘United by Emotion’.
It’ll see over 11,000 athletes from 205 nations compete in 33 sports activities.
Tokyo Olympics: Bidding course of
Tokyo was joined by Istanbul and Madrid as the ultimate three candidate cities to host the 2020 Olympics.
Baku and Doha failed with their bids whereas Roma determined to withdraw their utility.
Tokyo beat Istanbul within the remaining choice course of with votes of 60 to 36.
Tokyo beforehand hosted the 1964 Olympics and is about to grow to be the fifth metropolis to host the Video games greater than as soon as.
The subsequent Olympics will likely be held in Paris in 2024 adopted by Los Angeles in 2028.
Tokyo Olympics: Venues
Japan’s capital Tokyo is the host metropolis with the brand new 68,000-capacity Japan Nationwide Stadium being the showpiece venue.
Different key arenas embody the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, the Izu Velodrome, the Tokyo Stadium and the Worldwide Stadium in Yokohama.
The Olympic Village will likely be primarily based in Tokyo and options three venues that have been initially constructed for the 1964 Olympics.
The ‘Tokyo Bay Zone’ would be the busiest space of the Video games with 13 venues internet hosting motion.
Tokyo Olympics: Sports activities
The Video games will maintain 339 occasions in 33 totally different sports activities with a complete of 50 disciplines.
This Olympics will see the introduction of 4 new sports activities with karate, sport climbing, browsing and skateboarding making their debuts.
Baseball and softball will return for the primary time since 2008.
There may also be new disciplines together with 3×Three basketball, freestyle BMX and madison biking.
Tokyo Olympics: Medal desk
The Tokyo medal desk will observe.
At Rio 2016, a complete of 973 medals have been awarded together with 307 golds.
The United States topped the charts after successful 121 medals together with 46 golds.
Crew GB completed second within the medal desk after claiming 27 golds in a complete of 67 whereas the upcoming hosts Japan gained 41 medals together with 12 golds.
There was one podium sweep in 2016 as Crew USA claimed gold, silver and bronze in girls’s 100 meters hurdles because of Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin.
All-time Summer time Olympic Video games medal desk
- United States: 1,022 golds, 2,523 complete
- Soviet Union: 395 golds, 1,010 complete
- Nice Britain: 263 golds, 851 complete
- France: 212 golds, 716 complete
- Germany: 191 golds, 615 complete
- Italy: 206 golds, 577 complete
- China: 224 golds, 546 complete
- Australia: 147 golds, 497 complete
- Sweden: 145 golds, 494 complete
- Hungary: 175 golds, 491 complete
Tokyo Olympics: Can followers attend?
Officers have confirmed that no worldwide spectators will likely be allowed to attend the Olympic or Paralympic Video games in Tokyo.
There may also be fastened spectator limits for the occasion with solely a most of 10,000 allowed in.
The choice was taken following a gathering involving native organisers, the Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Committees, the Tokyo metropolitan authorities and the nationwide authorities.
Japan’s prime coronavirus advisor had instructed organisers that one of the best ways to restrict the danger of unfold was to carry the occasions behind closed doorways, however organisers have opted to observe the prevailing authorities limits for sports activities occasions within the nation.
“In mild of the federal government’s restrictions on public occasions, the spectator restrict for the Olympic Video games will likely be set at 50 per cent of venue capability, as much as a most of 10,000 folks in any respect venues,” an announcement from Tokyo 2020 learn.
Organisers stated college students within the faculties’ spectator programme wouldn’t be thought of inside these limits, and can be handled individually.
The competitors schedule stays unchanged.
Spectators should chorus from shouting or talking loudly, the assertion stated, and should journey direct to the venue and return instantly residence afterwards.
Tokyo Olympics: What has been stated?
IOC President Thomas Bach: “The complete Olympic motion is trying ahead to the opening ceremony on July 23.
“I had the chance to talk with all of the 206 Nationwide Olympic Committees of the world and they’re all totally dedicated and looking out ahead to the Video games.
“We’re having fun with the complete assist of the Japanese authorities.
“Everyone is admittedly decided to make these Olympic Video games the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel.
“All of the prospects are good, we’re working arduous, and for these Video games, the primary precedence will likely be to make them secure and safe for all contributors.”
An IOC assertion added: “We imagine that with the sturdy measures and plans now we have in place, the Video games can and can go forward safely.”