The Olympic and Paralympic Games have set the
following dates as a special period celebrating the
one-year countdown toward
the Games here in Tokyo: “1 Year to Go!”
From 13 July (Sat.) to 9 August (Fri.) for the Olympic
Games, and from 12 August (Mon.) to 12 September
(Thu.) for the Paralympic Games, there will be many
events and programmes for everyone to enjoy.
Let’s all enjoy together!
'1 Year to Go!' Ceremony
Sunday 25 August 2019
There is now just over one year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.To commemorate the ‘1 Year to Go’ milestone, a Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Ceremony is being held at the NHK Hall on 25 August (Sun) 2019 with the aim of further raising momentum and excitement ahead of the Games.The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games ‘1 Year to Go’ Ceremony will be streamed live on social media!
Come, see, try!
～ Sports & Fun-festival for All ～ [Admission free!]
Sunday 25 August 2019, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Yoyogi Park (Football and hockey fields, athletics track)
We are holding an event aimed at raising expectations and excitement levels for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games which will be held this time next year. The event will feature athlete exhibitions, sports experience events and booths operated by Tokyo 2020 official partners. Everyone is invited to come along, experience the attractions of the Paralympic Games, enjoy and help make the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games ‘1 Year to Go’ event a resounding success.
Enjoy the athletes’ stories and get excited for the Games!
Sunday 18 August 2019, from 2:20 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Fuchu Station South Exit, Keyakinamiki-dori Street
Friday 23 August 2019, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
LaLaport Tachikawa Tachihi (935-1 Izumi-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo)
As a countdown event celebrating ‘1 Year to Go!’ until the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, a talk session featuring Paralympic athletes will take place in Tokyo. The athletes will introduce the appealing aspects of Paralympic sports. They may even share some anecdotes that they’ve never talked about before! Come and enjoy the event.
Let’s experience Para sports together!
Special event celebrating one year to the
Saturday 24 August 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sumida-ku Gymnasium, Main Arena/Martial Arts Arena/Tennis Courts
Come experience the Tokyo 2020 sports! “Let’s 55 (Go Go)” is a programme aimed at giving everyone an opportunity to experience the 55 Olympic and Paralympic sports that are featured. Know the rules. Get closer to the athletes. “Let’s 55 (Go Go)” is your gateway to the Tokyo 2020 Games. Watch the amazing performances of the top athletes. Experience their sport. Don’t wait till 2020 – experience the excitement now! You might run into Miraitowa and your favourite athlete too!
Andrés Iniesta playing soccer blindfolded.
Tuesday 15 August 2019
Tokyo 2020 unveiled a special video entitled "Experience the Unbelievable" featuring members of Japan’s Football 5-a-side team and Spain’s FIFA World Cup winner Andrés Iniesta playing soccer blindfolded. Iniesta says in the video after the game, “It was an amazing experience for me because I could spend time with these guys and see the great work they’re doing. It was really complicated to do. It’s very difficult.” Check out the video!
Hope Lights Our Way
Deadline ends 31 Aug (Sat) 2019!
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay is not just for runners, but for everyone. Entrusted with hope, the Olympic flame begins its journey in Fukushima, lighting its way across Japan’s 47 prefectures. As the sacred flame and people’s hearts come together, the divine flame will burn even brighter. “The Olympic Torch Relay for Everyone” warmly welcomes and connects each and every one of us. Apply now to become an Olympic torchbearer! Deadline ends 31 Aug (Sat) 2019!
Celebrating “1 Year to Go!” till the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
Thursday 22 August 2019
In addition to the already released Miraitowa + Someity LINE stickers and Miraitowa LINE themes, Someity LINE themes will be released on 22 August (Thu) at the occasion of the “1 Year to Go!” till the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The set of stickers and themes can be downloaded for free! Don’t miss this chance and enjoy communicating on LINE!
Bringing next year’s Games heatwave to Nihombashi!
From 23 July (Tue.) to 25 August (Sun.) 2019
One year to the Tokyo 2020 Games. We are organising an event to bring the heat and excitement of the Games a year in advance to the Nihombashi area. The visuals will feature athletes, spectators and images of the overall support towards the Games. The spectacular ambience of the competition venues will be recreated in the Nihombashi area. Come and experience the Games now!
A gleaming symbol in the night …
13 July (Sat) 2019～
To celebrate the start of the last year before the Tokyo 2020 Games, the Tokyo Skytree will display the Olympic colours from 13 July (Sat) to 9 August (Fri), and the Paralympic colours from 12 August (Mon) to 12 (thu) September. A laser mapping display will be projected on the Tembo Deck. (The Skytree will feature different special lighting programmes on some days.)
Feel the Tokyo 2020 Games at Haneda Airport!
From 24 July (Wed) to about 6 September (Tue) 2019
Haneda Airport Arrivals Exit / Concourse Flags / Terminal Wall
Haneda Airport, gateway to Japan, is being colourfully decorated to mark the start of the last year before the Tokyo 2020 Games! The decorations, with core graphics inspired by traditional kasane no irome colour layerings, feature colours chosen to represent the Games such as “ai” (indigo) and “kurenai” (dark red), and will help everyone visiting Tokyo to feel the eager anticipation with which the Games are awaited by everyone in Japan.