Tokyo 2020 – Japan Hosts Summer Olympics
First published 29-Jul-2008. Last updated 19-Dec-2016.
Flame Relay Starts in Greece
A few months before the games, the Olympic Flame Relay will start in Olympia, Greece, the site of the ancient Olympic games.
When is the Opening Ceremony?
The Tokyo Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony will be on Friday, July 24, 2020 in Tokyo’s rebuilt National Olympic Stadium.Olympics during Leap Years
At the games, athletes will compete in sports like swimming, athletics, gymnastics, various martial arts, ball sports, weightlifting, and wrestling.
When is the Closing Ceremony?
The Olympics will conclude with a closing ceremony on Sunday, August 9, 2020.
Slogan: “Discover Tomorrow”
The official name for the games is the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and the motto is “Discover Tomorrow”.
There are no public holidays in Japan during the games.
Every 4 Years Before
The Olympic Games are a global multi-sporting event subdivided into summer and winter games. Previously, the summer and winter games were in the same year, with a 4-year gap between the games.
Every 2 Years Now
In 1992, the schedule changed, and these days the winter and summer games alternate every 2 years. The last Summer Olympic Games were in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. The last winter games were in Sochi, Russia in 2014.
2018 Winter Games
The next winter games will be in Pyeongchang, South Korea from February 9 to 25, 2018.
Modern Olympic History
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- Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics
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