Deluxe! The Tokyo 2020 sports complexes are ready to receive thousands of athletes, who will enjoy a lot of history and modernity.
We count the days to start! Just like us, the sports complexes where the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held are ready to welcome athletes and fans who experienced the uncertainty of waiting.
The multisport event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but will start on July 23, 2021. Their competitions will excite the whole world, so today we will tell you a little about some of the venues of the events.
This building was the Tokyo National Stadium and served as the main venue for the 1964 Olympic Games. It underwent a total reconstruction for 2020 fair and will host the opening and closing ceremonies.
Tests athletics and matches football, will take place in its track and field. The capacity in its stands reaches 68 thousand people, but surely the number will be reduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tokyo Aquatic Center
Capacity for 15 thousand people will be reduced to 5 thousand, host swimming events, diving, and artistic swimming . This is one of the Tokyo 2020 sports complexes that had to delay its opening.
After 7 months of waiting, the main 10-lane pool and the secondary diving pool were presented; both have movable floors and walls.
One of the first athletes to enjoy these facilities is Rikako Ikee, who has overcome leukemia, has already qualified for the Olympics and is one of the main promises of swimming for the host country.
Sea Forest Canal
This is probably one of the Tokyo 2020 sports complexes that most connects with nature or something like that. This venue is located on an artificial island, which will allow the general public to practice water sports after the fair.
Its capacity is actually for 14 thousand people, but sanitary measures will reduce this to 2 thousand. Its facilities are near Tokyo Bay, only separated by dams.
This place will host canoeing and rowing competitions. In addition, it presumes accessibility for anyone, as there are accesses and adaptations for those who need to use wheelchairs, strollers, crutches and even the company of guide dogs.
Its construction began in March 2016 and ended in December 2019; It has a roof of solar panels. Inside, the volleyball and wheelchair basketball events at the Paralympic Games will take place.
The project required an investment of 37 trillion yen, which is equivalent to approximately 240 thousand dollars. After Tokyo 2020, this property will serve as a sports and cultural centre.
It is a martial arts arena with a curved roof, which aims to simulate Mount Fuji. It was built for the 1964 Olympics, and since then, it has hosted all kinds of events.
On June 30, 1966, this property received The Beatles. It was the first of 5 concerts before 10,000 people, who enjoyed songs like “I Wanna Be Your Man”, “Day Tripper” and “Paperback Writer”.
Other artists or bands that have performed on this stage are Led Zeppelin, Carlos Santana, Kiss and The Carpenters. In addition, Muhammad Ali faced Antonio Inoki there in 1976.
On the other hand, Nippon Budokan is also a meeting place to commemorate certain dates. Every August 15, a ceremony is held here in memory of those killed in World War II.