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Tokyo Olympics 2021

23 Jul 2021 - 8 Aug 2021

The 2020 Summer Olympics which is officially known as the Games of XXXII Olympiad or commonly known as Tokyo 2020 , is an international multi-sport event that has been postponed to 2021 amidst the corona virus pandemic will be taking place from 23th July to 8th August 2021. The tournament is held in Tokyo, Japan.

This will be the second time that Tokyo has been selected as the host nation for Summer Olympics, the first one being in 1964. Tokyo is the only nation that has been the host nation twice for Summer Olympics. The 2021 Games will be the second event of the three consecutive Olympic events to be held in East Asia. First one was held in 2018, the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea, and the next being the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

The 2021 Olympics will see the introduction of a plenty of new and additional competitions which will include sports like, 3X3 Basketball, Freestyle BMX and Madison Cycling and further more. There will debut sport competitions which will be introduced by the host organizing committee. These debut sports will include skateboarding, surfing, Karate and sports climbing. Basketball and softball will make a return back into Olympics after 2008.


Tokyo 2021 Venue and Details


VenueEvents
New National StadiumOpening and closing ceremonies, Athletics (track and field),Football (finals)
Yoyogi National GymnasiumHandball
Ryōgoku KokugikanBoxing
Tokyo Metropolitan GymnasiumTable tennis
Nippon BudokanJudo, Karate
Tokyo International ForumWeightlifting
Musashinonomori ParkRoad cycling (start road races)


Football Event Venues

VenueLocationEvents
International Stadium Yokohama[38]YokohamaMen's and Women's preliminaries, quarter-final, Women's semi-final and Women's final
Tokyo StadiumTokyoMen's and Women's opening round
Saitama StadiumSaitamaMen's and Women's preliminaries and quarter-final, Men's semi-final and 3rd place play-off
Miyagi StadiumSendaiMen's and Women's preliminaries and quarter-final
Kashima Soccer StadiumKashimaMen's and Women's preliminaries, quarter-final and semi-final, Women's 3rd place play-off
Sapporo DomeSapporoMen's and Women's preliminaries
New National StadiumTokyoMen's final


Outlying Venues

VenueEvents
Camp AsakaShooting
Musashino Forest Sports PlazaModern pentathlon (fencing)

Badminton
Tokyo StadiumFootball

Modern pentathlon (excluding fencing)

Rugby sevens
Saitama Super ArenaBasketball
EnoshimaSailing
Makuhari MesseFencing

Taekwondo

Wrestling
Baji KoenEquestrian (dressage, jumping)
Kasumigaseki Country ClubGolf
Izu VelodromeTrack cycling
Izu Mountain Bike CourseMountain biking
Yokohama StadiumBaseball

Softball
Fukushima Azuma Baseball StadiumBaseball (opening match)

Softball (opening match)

Road cycling
Makomanai Open StadiumAthletics (Marathon and Race Walking)



Frequently Asked Questions


1) Where Will the 2021 Tokyo Olympics be held?

The 2021 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and commonly known as Tokyo 2020 is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.


2) Which Country will host the 2021 Olympics?

The 2021 Summer Olympics is scheduled to take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo (Japan).


3) How many medals will be given for the 2020 Olympics?

For the 2021 Olympics there are approximately a record 33 Sporting Competitions with 339 events that are scheduled to be held.


4) What do the 2021 Olympics medal look like?


The Tokyo 2021 organising committee launched a two-year campaign in April 2017 to collect donated electronic devices from members of the public in order to harvest the necessary metals. 78,895 tons of gadgets were received in total, including 6.21 million mobile phones, and this resulted in the extraction of 32 kg of gold, 3,500 kg of silver, and 2,200 kg of bronze. The medals were designed by Junichi Kawanishi, who won a competition that drew entries from more than 400 professional designers and design students.The medals are all 85 mm in diameter, measuring 7.7 mm at their thinnest part and 12.1 mm at their thickest. The gold medals use more than 6 grams of gold plating on pure silver, the silver medals are made from pure silver, and the bronze medals use a red brass alloy made up of 95-percent copper and 5-percent zinc. IOC regulations mandated that the design should include the iconic five rings symbol, the official name of the games, and the Greek goddess of victory Nike in front of the Panatheniac stadium.


5) What are the new 5 Sports for the 2021 Olympics?


They are baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.The last three sports mentioned can all be classified as extreme sports which is testament to sporting taste of the current generation.


6) What do the 5 Olympic Rings Mean ?


The Olympic flag has a white background, with five interlaced rings in the centre: blue, yellow, black, green and red. This design is symbolic; it represents the five continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colours are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time.


7) What is the mascot of Tokyo Olympics 2021?


The Official Mascot of Tokyo Olympics 2020 is Miraitowa .The name MIRAITOWA is based on the Japanese words "mirai", meaning “future”, and "towa", meaning “eternity”, representing the wish that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will lead to a future of everlasting hope in the hearts of everyone around the world.


8) Who Won most Olympic Medals in 2016 Rio Games?

United States won the most medals with 121 medals in total comprising of 46 Gold, 37 Silver and 38 Bronze.


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