To be a part of the Olympic Games is a dream of every true sportsman. The Summer Olympic Games is indeed a sports festival that has fans globally. The Summer Olympic Games is one of the most awaited and enjoyed sports events across the world. The Summer Olympic Games is a popular international sports event that was started in the year 1896. Even since 1896, the Summer Olympic Games was conducted once in four years. The event is organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Summer Olympic Games are also called the Games of the Olympiad.
“The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.”– Ernie Banks.
The Summer Olympic Games 2021:
The Summer Olympic Games 2021 was supposed to be conducted on 24th July 2020 at the Japanese capital, Tokyo. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer Olympic Games were postponed to 23rd July 2021 and the Olympic event ends on 9th July 2021. Tokyo Olympics is the 23rd edition of the Olympic Games. Though the 23rd edition of the Olympic Games is going to be conducted in the year 2021, it is still called “Tokyo 2020” because the phrase became popular for branding and marketing. The Summer Olympic Games 2021 will witness 33 sporting events in 50 disciplines.
Tokyo 2020 Motto:
Every edition of the Summer Olympic Games comes with a motto reflecting the emotion of the game. For instance, “A New World” was the motto of 2016’s Summer Olympic Games. “United by Nation” is the motto or slogan chosen for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The event’s motto reflects the emotion of the Olympic event. The motto for Tokyo 2020 Olympic event was by forming a special selection panel which includes honorable personals of Japan such as Vice President of Tokyo, Director General of Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, President of Konishi Decorative Arts and Crafts and many others. It is to be noted that the game motto will be displayed only in English in the Olympic program like competition venue, decoration, and application forms.
Tokyo 2020 Venue:
The Japan National Stadium is the main stadium where the major events of the 2021 Summer Olympic Games will take place like the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony. This stadium was re-constructed to a brand new stadium with some advanced features for the Tokyo 2020 event. The Japan National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium wherein sports such as football matches and track events will be conducted. However, many other stadiums in Tokyo were also systemized to oversee the Summer Olympic Games and they are Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Yoyogi National Stadium, Olympic BMX Course, Ariake Tennis Park, Odaiba Marine Park, Nippon Budokan, Imperial Palace Garden, Tokyo International Forum, Sea Forest Waterway, Dream Island Archery Field, Kokugikan Arena, Ariake Arena, Ariake Olympics Gymnastics Centre, Shiokaze Park, Seaside Park Hockey Stadium, Sea Forest Cross-Country Course, Canoe slalom venue, Olympic Aquatics Centre, Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Baji Koen, Musashino Forest Sports Centre, Tokyo Stadium. The event venue is chosen in such a way that it satisfies the needs to organize a sports event without any constrains. The venue is planned in such a way that the stadiums are not too far from one another. A clear venue map can be seen in Tokyo 2020’s official website that is www.tokyo2020.org.
What Is New in The ‘Tokyo 2020’ Summer Olympic Games?
Previously in the Summer Olympics Games, there were 28 sporting events. In the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, 33 sporting events will be manipulated in 50 disciplines. The five new sports that were added in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games are baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing.
How Tokyo Was Chosen To Escort The Summer Olympic Games?
The selection of venue to conduct the Summer Olympic Games begins with the proposal of a city’s application that is interested to conduct the Summer Olympic Games. The application must be submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by its National Olympic Committee (NOC). The selection of the host city is finalised by an election process by the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). In this way, Tokyo city was selected for organising the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Tokyo city was confirmed to host the 2020 Summer Olympics Games after a study about the city in the year 2012 itself.
What Is The Mascot Of Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games?
A Mascot is a person, animal, or object believed to bring good luck which is usually used as a symbol or logo design.
Miraitowa is chosen as an official mascot of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games. This mascot was designed by a Japanese artist named Ryo Taniguchi. The mascot was selected based on the competition conducted in 2017. Miraitowa is a creative figure that has a blue checked pattern on it. A similar design was created for Paralympics as well which is called Someity.
Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games Expenses:
It is estimated that Japan would end up spending around 26 million dollars in hosting the summer Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games. A large part of revenue for conducting the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games event is expected to come from the ticket fair and advertisements.
There are several sponsors for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The sponsorship amount earned was massive that is more than 1.3 billion dollars. This huge amount of money has set a record while the previous highest sponsorship amount was 1.2 billion dollars for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The popular companies sponsoring of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games are Intel, Alibaba Group, Bridgestone, The Coco-Cola Company, General Electric, Panasonic, Toyota, Visa Inc., Samsung Electronics, Canon Inc., All Nippon Airways, Dia Nippon Painting, Yahoo! Japan, Omega SA, Alphabet Inc., Cisco Systems, Mitsubishi Electric, and many more companies.
As per the motto of Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, ‘United by Nation’ various Olympians from 205 countries are going to be united in Tokyo 2020. Winning and losing is a part of the game!