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Summer Olympic Games 2020: Everything you need to know about Tokyo 2020

Summer Olympic Games 2020

Summer Olympic Games 2020

We are halfway through 2019 and the new year is going to arrive pretty soon. The world’s top athletes are going to take part in one of the world’s biggest sporting events, the Summer Olympics. Tokyo was the favorite candidate for the Summer Olympics in 2020 and that has been official now. Tokyo has beaten Madrid and Istanbul as the host city for the Olympic Games which was decided in 2013. Tokyo is the first of any Asian country that has hosted the event twice. Nearly 50 years back in 1964, Tokyo had the privilege to host it and now it has been chosen to host it once again. So here are some of the important information that you will need to know about the Summer Olympics 2020.

When will the event be conducted? 

The Summer Olympics 2020 will be conducted on Friday, July 24 till Sunday, August 9, 2020. The detailed schedule will be announced soon and we will update you as soon as we get any information. The first batch of tickets have been fully sold but the authorities are going to launch a new set of tickets during the spring of 2020. So stay tuned to get your tickets during that period of time.

What is the Mascot for the Olympic Games 2020?

An Olympic Mascot is one of the most important resemblances of the country that is hosting the event. Every time new mascots are introduced which helps to identify which country is hosting it. The Mascot has been named as Miraitowa and it appears like a blue-and-white checkerboarded animal-like that has ears similar to that of a fox. The name is derived by mixing two Japanese words – Mirai (future) and towa (eternity). The mascot has been selected among the three other finalists by classes of Japanese school children. 

Expenses of hosting the Olympics

The Summer Olympics 2020 is one of the most famous and popular world events. So hosting the Olympic is a costly method. Even though Tokyo already has a host of stadiums and indoor venues, the estimated cost of the event is somewhere around $20 billion and 70% of the money comes from that of the Taxpayers. The newly sanctioned national stadium costs around $1.25 billion.

The Japanese government has always invested a huge amount of money on the Olympic Village. The village is supposedly going to be built near Tokyo Bay and it is a pricey project. The Los Angeles Times has previously revealed Paris’ 2024 Summer Olympics will cost $8 billion and Los Angeles in 2028 is anticipated at $7 billion, causing Tokyo’s financial limit to appear to be increasingly extraordinary.

List of games that will be played

The Olympics host a diverse range of different games that are played all around the world. These sports are of various kinds and more than 11,000 athletes are supposedly going to participate. Here are the games that will be played at Tokyo.

  • Artistic swimming
  • Diving
  • Swimming 
  • Water polo
  • Archery 
  • Athletics 
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing 
  • Canoeing
  • Slalom
  • Sprint 
  • Cycling
  • BMX freestyle
  • BMX racing 
  • Mountain biking 
  • Road cycling 
  • Track cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Dressage
  • Eventing
  • Jumping
  • Fencing 
  • Field hockey 
  • Football 
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Judo 
  • Karate
  • Kata
  • Kumite
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Rugby seven
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skateboarding 
  • Sport climbing
  • Surfing
  • Table tennis
  • Taekwondo 
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon

So these are the games that are going to be played over the course of one month in 2020 from July to August by tremendously trained athletes.

Where will be the next Olympics? 

Once the Tokyo Summer Olympics are over, people around the world will be looking forward to the next Olympic event. Paris is going to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. It previously had lost out to host the Olympics in London in 2012. America gets a chance in 2028 when it will be hosted in the state of in Los Angeles. 

So if you are a sports fanatic and want to enjoy watching some exciting sports that are going to be played by world-class players, the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020 is the event you need to keep an eye on. If you can afford to visit Tokyo, then you will be in the midst of a transcendental sporting experience or you can just relax and check it out on your television or streaming devices.

Read More: New and Returning sports for the Summer Olympics 2020

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