Tokyo 2020 announces updated Test Event calendar

The Olympic Stadium
The Olympic Stadium

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced its revised test event calendar, following changes made in the wake of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The new updated test event calendar covers test events for 18 disciplines, including testing of the Olympic marathon event after the venue was changed from Tokyo to Sapporo following the previous test event.

The test events will test three essential elements: the field of play (competition area) for each event, the use of technology, and workforce - with a particular focus on technical aspects including countermeasures against COVID-19.

In addition, Tokyo 2020 will re-examine and review the content of test events that were scheduled prior to the postponement of the Games in collaboration with IFs and in accordance with Olympic Agenda 2020, including the New Norm in order to further improve efficiency and reduce costs. In response to the COVID-19 situation, we will implement infection countermeasures and plan to conduct comprehensive tests of various aspects of venue management, including the handling of spectators at selected test events.

Some aspects of the test events are still under review; we will announce details of these as soon as they are decided.

Sports
(Disciplines)
Events Date/Venue Organisers
Aquatics (Artistic Swimming) FINA Artistic Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021 4-7 Mar. 2021 Tokyo Aquatics Centre Fédération Internationale de Natation
Aquatics (Water Polo) Operational Test - Aquatics (Water Polo) 10-11 Apr. 2021 Tatsumi Water Polo CentreThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Aquatics (Diving) FINA Diving World Cup 2021 18-23 Apr. 2021 Tokyo Aquatics CentreFédération Internationale de Natation
Rugby Operational Test - Rugby 22 Apr. 2021 Tokyo StadiumThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Aquatics (Swimming) READY STEADY TOKYO - Aquatics (Swimming) 24-25 Apr. 2021 Tokyo Aquatics CentreThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Cycling (BMX Freestyle) READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (BMX Freestyle) 24-25 Apr. 2021 (The spare day on 26 Apr.) Ariake Urban Sports ParkThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Cycling (Track) READY STEADY TOKYO - Cycling (Track) 25 Apr. 2021 Izu VelodromeThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Para Swimming READY STEADY TOKYO - Para Swimming 26 Apr. 2021 Tokyo Aquatics CentreThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Shooting READY STEADY TOKYO - Shooting 26-30 Apr. 2021 Asaka Shooting RangeThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Skateboarding READY STEADY TOKYO - Skateboarding 28-29 Apr. 2021 (The spare day on 30 Apr.) Ariake Urban Sports ParkThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Volleyball (Volleyball) International Volleyball Games~Tokyo Challenge 2021~ (TBC) 1-2 May. 2021 Ariake ArenaJapan Volleyball Association
Gymnastics (Artistic) 2021 Artistic Gymnastics WORLD CUP TOKYO 4 May. 2021 Ariake Gymnastics CentreFédération Internationale de Gymnastique
Gymnastics (Rhythmic) READY STEADY TOKYO - Gymnastics (Rhythmic) 8 May. 2021 Ariake Gymnastics CentreThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Athletics READY STEADY TOKYO - Athletics 9 May. 2021 Olympic StadiumThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Basketball (3x3 Basketball) READY STEADY TOKYO - Basketball (3x3 Basketball) 14-16 May. 2021 Aomi Urban Sports ParkThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Wheelchair Rugby Operational Test - Wheelchair Rugby TBC / Yoyogi National StadiumThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Para Athletics READY STEADY TOKYO - Para Athletics TBC / Olympic StadiumThe Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
Athletics (Marathon) TBC TBC / Sapporo Odori ParkTBC
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READY STEADY TOKYO is the official name of the Tokyo 2020 Test Events. The events, organised by the national federations of Japan, international federations and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, have been ongoing since 2018 and are held to confirm and improve the competition and Games operation capabilities of Tokyo 2020.