Tokyo 2020 Test Events

A test event is a dress rehearsal to confirm and improve the competition and Games operation capabilities in order to ensure a successful operation during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Test events have usually been held prior to past Games and will also be carried out in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The test events will be organised by the International Federations and the National Federations as well as by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee.

“READY STEADY TOKYO”

“READY STEADY TOKYO” is the official brand name and logo for the test events Tokyo 2020 will be organising.

The brand name—“READY STEADY TOKYO”—aims to express the excitement that continues to build as the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 edge closer. It derives from the “ready, steady, go!” used to start a race, with “STEADY” additionally signifying Tokyo 2020 is keeping to its charted course as it heads towards its goal of hosting incredible Games. The overall message of the brand name is “We are ready for Tokyo 2020. Let’s stay focused as we move forward to a successful Games.”

The design of the new logo, expressed using brush strokes that echo Japanese calligraphy, is inspired by the passion and powerful movements of dynamic athletes, exuding sweat, splashing water and kicking up earth as they perform.

Overall, 56 test events will be held until May 2020 – some during scheduled domestic and international sporting events that happen to be taking place in Japan during the build-up to the Tokyo 2020 Games, and 22 others comprising dedicated Olympic and Paralympic test events organised by Tokyo 2020. The new brand name and logo will feature exclusively at the dedicated events.

Test Event Calendar

Please refer to the following schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Games test events. (As of January 2019)

Sports
(Disciplines)
Events Date/Venue Organisers
Sailing Sailing's World Cup Series Enoshima 9-16 Sep. 2018
Enoshima Yacht Harbour
World Sailing / Japan Sailing Federation
Aquatics
(Water Polo)
Japan Swimming Championships 5-7 Oct. 2018
Tatsumi Water Polo Centre
Japan Swimming Federation
Modern Pentathlon 2019 UIPM World Cup Final 27-30 Jun. 2019
AGF Field(Current AJINOMOTO STADIUM West Field) / Musashino Forest Sport Plaza
Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM)
Weightlifting READY STEADY TOKYO - Weightlifting 6-7 Jul. 2019
Tokyo International Forum
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games / Japan Weightlifting Association
Archery READY STEADY TOKYO - Archery 12-18 Jul. 2019
Yumenoshima Park Archery Field
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Surfing READY STEADY TOKYO - Surfing 18-21 Jul. 2019
Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Cycling
(Road)
READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (Road) 21 Jul. 2019
Start : Musashinonomori Park
Finish : Fuji International Speedway
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Badminton DAIHATSU YONEX JAPAN OPEN 2019 BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS 23-28 Jul. 2019
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza
Nippon Badminton Association
Volleyball
(Beach Volleyball)
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2019 4-star Tokyo 24-28 Jul. 2019
Shiokaze Park
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball
Rowing 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships 7-11 Aug. 2019
Sea Forest Waterway
World Rowing Federation
Equestrian
(Eventing)
READY STEADY TOKYO - Equestrian (Eventing) 12-14 Aug. 2019
Equestrian Park / Sea Forest Cross-Country Course
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games / Japan Equestrian Federation
Golf 25th 2019 Japan Junior Golf Championship 14-16 Aug. 2019
Kasumigaseki Country Club
Japan Golf Association
Triathlon 2019 Tokyo ITU World Olympic Qualification Event
2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
2019 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Tokyo
15-18 Aug. 2019
Odaiba Marine Park
2019 ITU Olympic Qualification Event Tokyo Organizing Committee (Tentative)
Hockey READY STEADY TOKYO - Hockey 17-21 Aug. 2019
Oi Hockey Stadium
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Sailing READY STEADY TOKYO - Sailing 17-22 Aug. 2019
(with pre-competition activities 15-16 Aug. 2019)
Enoshima Yacht Harbour
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Basketball
(Basketball)
International Basketball Games 2019 (TBC) 20-25 Aug. 2019 (TBC)
Saitama Super Arena
Japan Basketball Association
Judo 2019 World Judo Championships 25 Aug.-1 Sep. 2019
Nippon Budokan
International Judo Federation
Sport Climbing READY STEADY TOKYO - Sport Climbing 30 Aug.-1 Sep. 2019
Aomi Urban Sports Park
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Karate
(Kata / Kumite)
2019 Karate 1 - Premier League Tokyo
(READY STEADY TOKYO - Karate on the following day of 2019 Karate 1 - Premier League Tokyo)
6-8 Sep. 2019
(9 Sep. 2019)
Nippon Budokan
World Karate Federation
(The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games)
Canoe
(Sprint)
READY STEADY TOKYO - Canoe (Sprint) 12-15 Sep. 2019
Sea Forest Waterway
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Athletics
(Marathon)
Marathon Grand Championship 15 Sep. 2019
Meijijingu Gaien (Start / Finish)
Japan Association of Athletics Federations
Powerlifting READY STEADY TOKYO - Powerlifting 26-27 Sep. 2019
Tokyo International Forum
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games / JAPANESE PARA-POWERLIFTING FEDERATION
Taekwondo READY STEADY TOKYO - Taekwondo 27-28 Sep. 2019
Makuhari Messe Hall A
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Goalball 2019 Japan Para Goalball Championships 28-29 Sep. 2019
Makuhari Messe Hall C
Japanese Para-Sports Association
Aquatics
(Marathon Swimming)
READY STEADY TOKYO - Aquatics (Marathon Swimming) TBC The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Wrestling READY STEADY TOKYO - Wrestling 3-5 Oct. 2019
Makuhari Messe Hall A
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Baseball/Softball
(Softball)
52nd Japan Women’s Softball League - Division 1 Section 8 in Fukushima 5-6 Oct. 2019
Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium
Japan Softball Association / Japan Women's Softball League Organization
Cycling
(Mountain Bike)
READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (Mountain Bike) 6 Oct. 2019
Izu MTB Course
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Cycling
(BMX Racing)
READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (BMX Racing) 12-13 Oct. 2019
Ariake Urban Sports Park
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Tennis The 94th
Mitsubishi All Japan Tennis Championships
23 Oct.-3 Nov. 2019
Ariake Tennis Park
Japan Tennis Association
Canoe
(Slalom)
READY STEADY TOKYO - Canoe (Slalom) 25-27 Oct. 2019
Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Boxing On hold On hold On hold
Table Tennis 2019 ITTF Team World Cup 6-10 Nov. 2019
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
International Table Tennis Federation
Para Badminton Japan Para-Badminton International 2019 13-17 Nov. 2019
Yoyogi National Stadium
Japan Para-Badminton Federation Inc.
Handball JAPAN CUP 2019 Tokyo / 71st Japan Handball Championship, Men's Division 21-24 Nov. 2019
Yoyogi National Stadium
Japan Handball Association
Gymnastics
(Trampoline)
34th FIG TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 28 Nov.-1 Dec. 2019
Ariake Gymnastics Centre
Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique / JAPAN GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION
Fencing Prince Takamado Trophy World Cup 13-15 Dec. 2019
Makuhari Messe Hall B
Federation Japonaise d’Escrime
Volleyball
(Volleyball)
TBC TBC TBC
Boccia 2020 Japan Para Championships BOCCIA 28 Feb.-1 Mar. 2020
Ariake Gymnastics Centre
Japanese Para-Sports Association
Wheelchair Rugby 2020 Japan Para Wheelchair Rugby Championships 12-15 Mar. 2020
Yoyogi National Stadium
Japanese Para-Sports Association
Gymnastics
(Artistic)
FIG Individual All-Around World Cup 2020 4-5 Apr. 2020
Ariake Gymnastics Centre
Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique / JAPAN GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION
Gymnastics
(Rhythmic)
READY STEADY TOKYO - Gymnastics (Rhythmic) 6 Apr. 2020
Ariake Gymnastics Centre
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Cycling
(Track)
READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (Track) 11-12 Apr. 2020.
Izu Velodrome
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Aquatics
(Water Polo)
Test Match 11-12 Apr. 2020.
Tatsumi Water Polo Centre
Japan Swimming Federation
Aquatics
(Swimming)
READY STEADY TOKYO - Aquatics (Swimming) 14-15 Apr. 2020
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Para Swimming READY STEADY TOKYO - Para Swimming 16 Apr. 2020
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Aquatics
(Diving)
FINA DIVING WORLD CUP 2020 21-26 Apr. 2020
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Fédération Internationale de Natation
Skateboarding READY STEADY TOKYO - Skateboarding 22 Apr. 2020
Ariake Urban Sports Park
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Rugby Asia Sevens Invitational 2020 (TBC) 25-26 Apr. 2020 (or only 1day either on 25 or 26 Apr. )
AJINOMOTO STADIUM
Japan Rugby Football Union (TBC)
Cycling
(BMX Freestyle)
READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (BMX Freestyle) Apr. 2020 (TBC)
Ariake Urban Sports Park
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Aquatics
(Artistic Swimming)
FINA ARTISTIC SWIMMING OLYMPIC GAMES QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT 2020 30 Apr.-3 May. 2020
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Fédération Internationale de Natation
Shooting TBC Apr. 2020 (TBC)
Asaka Shooting Range
TBC
Basketball
(3x3)
International Basketball 3x3 Games 2020 (TBC) 2-6 May. 2020 (TBC)
Aomi Urban Sports Park
Japan Basketball Association
Para Athletics 2020 Japan Para Athletics Championships 2-3 May. 2020
Olympic Stadium
Japanese Para-Sports Association
Athletics TOKYO Challenge Track Meet 2020 5-6 May. 2020
Olympic Stadium
Japan Association of Athletics Federations
Football TBC TBC TBC

The planning for the Olympic boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020 has been frozen due to the decision made by the IOC Executive Board on 30 November 2018.