Friday 23 July – Sunday 8 August 2021
Tuesday 24 August – Sunday 5 September 2021
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.
An announcement will be made on the times for each event a few weeks prior to the Games. In addition, after reviewing the current competition schedule, it is possible that the scheduling of some events may be changed. Should any changes be made, details will be made available on this website.
We will be formulating contingency plans to respond to any emergencies related to the holding of Games competitions. In the event of a typhoon or other unforeseen occurrence, we will respond based on the measures included in the contingency plans.
The draws will differ by sport, however, it is expected that the draws will be conducted in the spring of 2020 after the International Federations for each sport decide on which countries and regions have obtained the required qualifications to be entered for the Games.
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.
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 (Link to an external site).
Plans for the construction of the new National Stadium fall under the purview of the national government and the Japan Sport Council (JSC). They are planning to begin the construction work on December 2016. The National Stadium is expected to be completed by November 2019.
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 Tokyo 2020 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
During the Games, the Athletes' Village will serve as a base for the athletes to focus on preparing for their competitions. Consequently, the Athletes' Village will only be open to athletes, support staff and other accredited personnel.
Information regarding Games volunteers will be posted on the official website of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee as soon as it is available. As a point of reference, London 2012 and Rio 2016 began inviting applications for volunteers around two years before their edition of the Games.
Tokyo 2020 Games emblems
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.
At present, goods featuring the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic emblems are only available in Japan. Dates for international sales have not yet been decided.
please see the following links.
FAQ regarding Official goods (Available in Japanese and English)(Link to an external site)
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Paralympic Movement is a global sporting movement for persons with disabilities. The vision of the Paralympic Movement is an inclusive world through Para sport.
Ultimately, the Paralympic Movement believe that Para sport can generate change in three key areas: attitudes, mobility and opportunity. The IPC wants to change attitudes about persons with disabilities, increase mobility and accessibility and ensure that persons with disabilities have equal opportunity to education, sport, healthcare and employment.
The IPC firmly believes that Change Starts With Sport, and that the work of the Paralympic Movement is a catalyst for driving social inclusion and advancing the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Since 1989, the IPC has been creating change through sport with the Paralympic Games and Paralympians at the core.
The Paralympic Movement must use its influential global position and the growing profile of Para athletes to challenge the stigma attached to disability, empower social transformation and make for a more inclusive society for all.
The Paralympic Movement encompasses all athletes and officials belonging to International Paralympic Committee, such as National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), the Iorganisations for Sports for Persons with Disabilities (IOSDs), the International Federations (IFs), the Regional Organisations (ROs), and any other organisations who agree to be guided by the IPC Constitution and Bylaws. The criteria for belonging to the Paralympic Movement is formal membership or recognition by the IPC.
A few general rules to remember when speaking, interviewing or socialising with a person or an athlete with an impairment can be found in the Guide to reporting on persons with an impairment (Link to an external site).
Classification provides a structure for competition. Athletes competing in Para sports have an impairment that leads to a competitive disadvantage. Consequently, a system has been put in place to minimise the impact of impairments on sport performance and to ensure the success of an athlete is determined by skill, fitness, power, endurance, tactical ability and mental focus. This system is called classification.
Classification determines who is eligible to compete in a Para sport and it groups the eligible athletes in sport classes according to their activity limitation in a certain sport.
The Paralympic Movement offers sport opportunities for athletes with physical, vision and/or intellectual impairments that have at least one of the following 10 eligible impairments: impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment, and intellectual impairment.
Classification systems differ by sport and are developed by the International Federations (IF) governing the sport. The IF is also responsible to review the system from time to time.
IFs decide which eligible impairments their sport will cater for. Some Paralympic sports are only designed for athletes with one eligible impairment type. Goalball, for example, is only open to athletes with a vision impairment. Other sports, such as athletics and swimming, are open to athletes with any of the 10 eligible impairments.
IFs also decide how severe an impairment must be for an athlete to be eligible to compete in their sport. For an athlete to be eligible the impairment must be severe enough that it impacts his or her sport performance. This is called the ‘Minimum Impairment Criteria’. If an athlete fails to meet the Minimum Impairment Criteria, it does not question the presence of a genuine impairment. It merely means that that athlete does not meet the eligibility rules to compete in a particular sport under the IF Sport Rules.
Since different sports require different abilities, each sport logically requires its own classification system. For example, an impairment of the arms affects performance in a running event in athletics to a lesser extent than it affects performance in swimming.
For more information about classification, please see the Classification section.
The Paralympic Symbol (three Agitos) consists of three elements in red, blue and green – the three colours that are most widely represented in national flags around the world.
The three Agitos (from the Latin meaning “I move”) encircling a central point symbolise motion, emphasise the role of the Paralympic Movement in bringing athletes together from all corners of the world to compete.
The symbol also reflects the Paralympic Motto, “Spirit in Motion,” representing the strong will of every Paralympian.
The Paralympic Symbol also emphasises the fact that Paralympic athletes are constantly inspiring and exciting the world with their performances: always moving forward and never giving up.
The current Paralympic symbol was launched in 2019.
The Paralympic Games are the second largest sporting event in the world. More than four thousand athletes participated at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Considering the staff, volunteers, accommodation, transportation and overall scheduling that would be needed to host such an event, it would be nearly impossible for one city to host both the Olympic and Paralympic Games simultaneously. Under the agreement between the IOC and IPC, it was determined that the Paralympic Games will always take place following the Olympic Games in the same host city.
Host City Contract 2020
For more information on the Host City Contract, please see the URL below.
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.
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