As of 13 August 2019
We believe that Sport has the power to change the world and our future. The Tokyo 1964 Games completely transformed Japan and the Tokyo 2020 Games, as the most innovative in history, will bring positive reform to the world by building on three core concepts:
- Achieving Personal Best
- Unity in Diversity
- Connecting to Tomorrow
For further details, please see Games Vision.
A： The competition schedule is subjected to change depending on the wave conditions. If conditions allow, the competition can be completed in four days, but it is possible that more time could be required. Because of this, the actual competition days for the Surfing events will be held with 4 days schedule during the Olympic Surfing Festival (name tbc), from 26 July to 2 August.
Tokyo 2020 conducted a review of its venue plan in line with the spirit of the Olympic Agenda 2020, which promotes maximum uses of existing facilities. Particular attention has been given to the perspectives of legacy, the impact of venue development on the citizens of Tokyo and Japan, and minimising venue construction costs.
As a result of the venue plan review, 11 competition venues have been changed—plans to construct a number of new permanent and temporary facilities have been abandoned and the events due to be held at these venues will now be hosted at existing facilities.
Most of the competitions will be held in the Greater Tokyo Area.
The Basketball competitions will be held at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Prefecture, Golf will be held at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama Prefecture, and the Shooting events will take place at the Asaka Shooting Range, also in Saitama Prefecture. Sailing will be held at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour in Kanagawa Prefecture.
The Cycling track events will take place in the Izu Velodrome (Shizuoka Prefecture), while the Cycling (Mountain Bike) competitions will be held at the Izu Mountain Bike Course also in Shizuoka Prefecture. The Wrestling, Fencing and Taekwondo competitions will be held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Chiba Prefecture.
The group stage matches for the Football competitions will be held at the Tokyo Stadium, the Sapporo Dome in Hokkaido, the Miyagi Stadium in Miyagi Prefecture, Saitama Stadium in Saitama Prefecture and the International Stadium Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture. Discussions are currently underway with the respective international and national federations regarding the use of additional stadia for group stage matches.
Delivering the Olympic and Paralympic Games involves several stakeholders. The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will be responsible for the construction of all temporary venues.
The Olympic Aquatics Centre, the Ariake Arena, the Sea Forest Waterway, the Canoe slalom venue, the Dream Island Archery Field and the Musashino Forest Sport Centre - all permanent facilities - will be constructed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Finally, the new National Stadium, which is also a permanent facility, will be constructed by the Japan Sport Council.
A： Yes. The Miyagi Stadium in Miyagi Prefecture will host a number of group stage matches for the Football competitions . The 2020 Games will serve as a spiritual and physical symbol of Japan's recovery from a national tragedy. Tokyo 2020 has a great sense of responsibility to inspire and unite the entire population behind a common vision for the future of Japan.
Pre-Games Training Camps
Lots of cities across the country have already expressed interest in hosting Pre-Games Training Camps and are very keen to welcome the athletes with the very best Japanese hospitality, which we call “omotenashi”.
We have released a list of sites for Pre-Games Training Camps in time for the Rio 2016 Games.
Then, each NOC, NPC and NF will decide its preferred camp based on its own particular objectives and requirements, and negotiate directly with the relevant local authority.
Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay
A：The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee is considering the selection process for torchbearers that Prefecture Task Forces and Presenting Partners of the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay select candidate torchbearers by inviting applications from members of the public. The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will compile the information submitted by the prefectures and presenting partners on proposed torchbearers, and make a final decision after obtaining the approval of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). We plan to unveil the route for the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay in the summer of 2019. Following this, we will make an announcement on details of the selection of torchbearers.
The selection process for torchbearers for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay is currently under examination.
A：The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will formulate details of the route for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay based on proposals from Prefecture Task Forces, and make a final decision after obtaining the approval of the IOC. We plan to make an announcement on the outline of the nationwide route in the summer of 2019.
We are currently examining the selection process and timing of our announcement of the route for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay.
A： The master venue plan has been compiled to enable athletes to reach their competition venues within the shortest possible travelling time from the Athletes' Village. However, we are currently examining the possibility of securing separate accommodation facilities for athletes who will be competing in the Cycling events in Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
A： No decision has yet been made regarding ticket sales. Once this has been finalised, details will be made available on the official website of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee. As a point of reference, London 2012 and Rio 2016 began ticket sales approx. 18 months before the Games, and conducted sales in various stages.
Tokyo 2020 Games emblems
A： Olympic and Paralympic-related designations, logos and other imagery cannot be used without permission. The only parties legally entitled to use these are bodies directly involved in the Olympic and Paralympic Games (national government, host city, official sponsors, etc.). Even official sponsors are required to obtain prior permission from the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the International Olympic Committee and/or the International Paralympic Committee if they wish to use Olympic and Paralympic-related imagery. For further details, please see Brand Protection.
The sponsors not only provide financial support, but also supply products and services in their attributed categories, and conduct various activities to promote the Olympic and Paralympic movements. In return, sponsors are entitled to use official designations and imagery, related materials (including photographic and video images), the official recognition programme, supply products and services.
The conditions of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship agreement stipulates that domestic sponsors are partners of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the Japanese national Olympic and Paralympic teams at the Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018 Games. All domestic sponsor contracts terminate in December 2020.
A： Three categories are designated for domestic sponsors. The highest tier comprises Gold Partners, the second tier consists of Official Partners and the third tier is made up of Official Supporters. For a list of all Tokyo 2020 domestic sponsors, see domestic Sponsors.
A： Entitlement of use and the length of contracts differ according to the sponsorship category. Specifically, the following rights vary depending on the sponsorship category: type and frequency of display of the sponsor's logo on this website, in advertisements and at promotional events; priority rights to purchase advertising space for the promotion of the company's products and services at Games venues; and priority to purchase participation rights in Olympic-related events such as the Olympic Torch Relay and cultural programmes.
For more information on the Games budget, please see the URL below.
OCOG Budget and Other Entities Budget
The budget for operations directly linked to the Games - the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (OCOG) budget - is separated from the budget for the construction of new permanent facilities, which are budgeted by the national government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
The OCOG budget is privately funded through significant International Organising Committee (IOC) contributions, sponsorships, ticket sales and licensing revenues, meaning zero cost to the public purse.
Tokyo 2020 unveiled the updated OCOG budget and the budgets of other entities at the end of last year.
Thanks to optimisation efforts made by all the involved parties, the current Tokyo 2020 forecasted expenditures are USD 4.7bn (JPY 500bn) for the OCOG budget items and USD 10.3bn to 12.1bn (JPY 1.1 - 1.3 trillion) for the other entities' budget items.
Tokyo 2020, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the national government are united in their efforts to ensure the successful delivery of the Games.
It has now been over four years since the Tokyo 2020 Candidature File was originally compiled, and during that time the specific requirements for hosting the Games have become much clearer. The costs for some aspects of hosting the Games are expected to increase. Among these are particularly important areas such as the implementation of counter-terrorism measures.
Tokyo 2020, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the national government and other related organisations have started to discuss and consider a concrete Games hosting plan, further cost reductions and effective investments for the future.
A： The Candidature File submitted to the IOC was compiled by the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee. The figure of 800 billion yen provided as part of the bid did not include the majority of the security, transportation and technology-related costs, which the city of Tokyo and the national government are expected to bear. Therefore, it is not reasonable to make any direct comparison between the bid figures and the total budget that has been announced.
The three new permanent venues were selected by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government as the most suitable from a shortlist of several venues in Japan. Those venues were approved by the relevant national and international federations during the bid.
Tokyo 2020 and the IOC had discussions on the construction costs for the Sea Forest Waterway when reviewing the venue plan following the establishment of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee.
The IOC clarified that "Olympic costs" cover areas directly related to the Games, and "legacy costs" separately cover facilities that will be used by the public after 2020.
The IOC approved the total costs for the Sea Forest Waterway, comprising 9.8 billion yen of Olympic costs and 39.3 billion yen of legacy costs, as submitted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Host City Contract 2020
For more information on the Host City Contract, please see the URL below.
A： In line with the Agenda 2020 framework, which aims to recognise the individual needs of Organising Committees of the Olympic Games (OCOG), all Tokyo 2020 signatories worked to incorporate, where appropriate, the updated operational requirements that were published by the IOC in 2015. With this agreement now finalised between all stakeholders, we are publishing the Host City Contract.