This year’s Olympics are scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. However, certain tournaments such as softball and men’s and women’s soccer will begin before the official start date of the Olympics on July 21st.
What are the Tokyo Olympics Called?
The Olympics were originally scheduled to be held in the summer of 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics were further postponed to a year later.
Despite taking place in 2021, this year’s Olympics will still be referred to as the 2020 Olympics.
As agreed by the Tokyo organizers and the International Olympic Committee, the sports tournaments will have all the apparel of the previous year. And the medals of the winners will be titled “Tokyo 2020.”
As per a statement by the International Olympic Committee, the merchandise, logos, mugs, packages, t-shirts, and broadcast chyrons of the previous year will not be changed.
Where Will the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Be Hosted?
The official host city of the 2020 Olympics will be Tokyo. However, most of the sports tournaments and events will be held in various other cities of Japan. The 2020 Olympics will mark the second time this sports event will be held in Tokyo since 1964.
What Will Be the Impact of COVID-19 on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?
As per the statement by Olympics organizers, this year’s event will be unlike the previous summer games. The details are still being worked out.
It was announced on March 2021, that only citizens of Japan could attend the event. Later this month it was announced that the venue’s capacity cannot exceed more than 50 percent.
Numerous protocols will be kept in place to ensure a safe Olympics for all the audience, players, journalists, and workers alike.
Despite being scaled back, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will still feature all the countries, sports tournaments, and athletes like every other year. However, everyone will be required to maintain social distancing, limit physical interaction, and minimize their movements.
The Olympic athletes will be allowed to stay at the Olympic Village during the competition. The Tokyo 2020 athletes are not allowed to visit any public places or public transportation that are not approved by Olympic officials.
Throughout their stay in Japan, the athletes will be subjected to temperature checks and coronavirus testing to ensure a safe and convenient tournament event.
How Can You Watch the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics coverage will extensively be provided as a broadcasting event by NBC, CNBC, NBC Sports Network, and USA Network. This sporting event will also be broadcasted on the NBC Sports app, and NBCOlympics.com.
The Telemundo platforms will air the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Spanish. The Telemundo Deportes is expected to present the most extensive coverage of the Olympics games ever in Spanish-Language.
Due to an immense time zone difference between the United States of America and Tokyo, many broadcasting channels will air the sports event 24/7 for the audience who were unable to watch it live.
What is the Schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?
By July 24th, the first medals will be awarded to the winners and in the opening week, gymnastics and swimming tournaments will take place.
The gymnastic tournaments will run from July 25th to August 3rd. Whereas, the swimming competition will take place from July 24th to August 1st.
The events of track and field will start on July 30th and will end on the final day of the Olympics on August 8th with the final tournament being the men’s marathon.
Some of the numerous other Olympic tournaments are softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, water polo, and beach volleyball. Each winner of the aforementioned games will receive medals, no earlier than the final days of the sporting event.
What Are the Venues for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games?
Tokyo 2020 Olympics will officially occur in the Tokyo National Stadium, which was the same stadium as the 1964 Olympic games. For this summer’s game, the stadium has undergone a massive renovation by the organizers.
The Tokyo National Stadium consists of 68,000 seats and will host both the opening and the closing ceremonies of this year’s Olympics tournament. This stadium will also host the track & field and the women’s gold medal soccer game.
For the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, 11 new venues were constructed, including the Ariake Arena with 12,000 seats, where volleyball matches will be hosted, the Tokyo Aquatics with 15,000 seats, where swimming events will take place and the Oi Hockey Stadium with 15,000 seats which is the site of field hockey tournaments.
The Hottest Weather for the Games!
According to a prediction by weather professionals and forecast members, the summer in Tokyo will be immensely warm with extensive heat waves. Japan is headed towards warmer-than-average weather.
Keeping in mind their health concerns, athletes are training extra hard to keep themselves motivated and strong enough to play even during extensively warm and humid weather amidst the COVID-19 concerns. Weather Centers are being established for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics for the safety of the audience and the players.