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Games of the XXXII Olympiad
2020 Summer Olympics text logo.svg
Host city Tokyo, Japan
Motto United by Emotion
Nations 206 (expected)
Athletes 11,091 (expected)
Events 339 in 33 sports (50 disciplines)
Opening 23 July 2021
Closing 8 August 2021
Stadium New National Stadium
Summer
Rio 2016 Paris 2024
Winter
PyeongChang 2018 Beijing 2022

The 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, is a sporting event that will happen from 23 July 2021 to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo was announced as the host city at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 7 September 2013. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has yet to organise it. The winning bid, Tokyo, was announced on 7 September 2013.

On 24 March 2020, the IOC officially announced the games have been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 Games will see the introduction of new competitions including 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX, and madison cycling, as well as further mixed events. Under new IOC policies, which allow the host organizing committee to add new sports to the Olympic program to augment the permanent core events, these Games will see karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding make their Olympic debuts, as well as the return of baseball and softball for the first time since 2008.

Olympic bids

Six cities applied to host the Games. International Olympic Committee

Sports

The Sports played in the competition will be similar to those played in previous Olympic years. Popular sports that will be played include Athletics, Swimming, Tennis, gymnastics, and diving. The international Olympic committee said that there will be at least 25 sports played in addition to these. All sports competitions will feature athletes from many countries playing to try and win a medal, which is given to the winning player or team.

Stadiums

The Olympics will take place at many stadiums and locations throughout the Tokyo area. National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo will be the main stadium and host the opening and closing ceremonies, along with athletics. Other sports will take place in new and already built stadiums in and around Tokyo. The athletes will sleep in an Olympic village.


Olympic rings.svg Olympic Games
Summer Games: 1896, 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1912, (1916), 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940), (1944), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028
Winter Games: 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940), (1944), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
Athens 2004Turin 2006Beijing 2008Vancouver 2010London 2012Sochi 2014Rio 2016Pyeongchang 2018Tokyo 2020

Games in italics will be held in the future, and those in (brackets) were cancelled because of war. See also: Ancient Olympic Games

Olympic rings.svg Youth Olympic Games
Summer Games: 2010, 2014, 2018
Winter Games: 2012, 2016, 2020
Singapore 2010Innsbruck 2012Nanjing 2014

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