Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics | What We Know Right Now

Next stop: Tokyo!
The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang just had their closing ceremony and that means the world turns it’s attention to Japan.
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games are 2 years away, and here is what we know right now.

July 24, 2020 to August 9, 2020

▶︎ The New National Stadium It’s built on the same site as the 1964 Olympic Stadium.
Designed by Kengo Kuma, it’s a very natural design surrounded by a lot of trees and parks.

▶︎ The Venues:
There are 34 Venues separated into 2 zones.

▶︎ Heritage and Tokyo Bay:
The Heritage zone is where the 1964 Olympics took place. Tokyo Bay is where the aquatics center, BMX and Skateboard course will be as well as other event.
There are 12 events outside of these zones including foot / soccer, baseball, basketball.

︎ Ticket Prices for Tokyo 2020 Olympics:
The average ticket price will be 7,700 yen ($72) and the opening and closing ceremonies will be between 25,000 yen ($235) and 150,000 yen ($1,400).
Tickets will be sold online and at designated ticket centers in Tokyo.

There are 33 sports for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics including 5 new ones:
Aquatics, Archery, Athetics, Badminton, Baseball / Softball, Basketball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football / Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Karate Modern pentathlon, Rowing, Rugby sevens, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Sport climbing, Surfing, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling Within these sports, there are 324 events. Football / soccer actually starts 2 days before the opening ceremonies.


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