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Five Interesting Facts about the Olympics 2020

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There was a heap of excitement for the Winter Olympic Games hosted by PyeongChang in 2018 and it is not still over.  Now the Tokyo is all set to host the Summer Olympic 2020 from 24th July 2020 where the world’s greatest athletes will assemble at one place to make their names shine on the world stage.  The main or primary Olympic Games are the Summer Olympics which is the first that was started in Athens.

Other forms of Olympic Games including Winter Olympics for ice and snow events or sports, Youth Olympics for the teenage athletes from age 14 to 18, Paralympics Games for Physically disabled athletes were got discovered later. Although these forms of Olympic Games have got their dues, the craze of Summer Olympics has never faded and its charm is the same as it was at the time of its origin.  Here, we are going to have a glance at some interesting facts about the Olympics Games 2020.

Interesting Facts about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo, Japan is going to host the Summer Olympics 2020.  If we look at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, we come to know that the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe got dressed as a gaming character Super Mario and popped out of a huge pipe at the time of Closing Ceremony of the games.  Considering this in mind, we can conclude that anticipation for the Summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo has been achieving peak excitement. 

While the Japanese are keeping a few surprises under wraps but we already know some facts that will make the Olympic Games 2020 or we can say Tokyo 2020 a unique and exciting event.  Here are some cool facts about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to quench everyone’s thirst for the upcoming events the city will host.  Let’s take a look.

1. Tokyo: Second-time host to Summer Olympics

Japan is quite familiar with the Olympic Games as the country had already hosted 1964 Summer Olympics in the same city in which it is going to host the 2020 Olympic Games In addition to that, the country had also hosted the Winter Olympics twice in 1972 in Sapporo and in 1998 in Nagano.  It is quite obvious to see a plethora of venues in Olympic news used during the 1964 Olympic Games to be repeated in the Summer Olympic 2020 because they make up a vast area of Tokyo’s rich Heritage. 

Another crown that is added to the city is, this is also the second of three consecutive games that are being hosted in Asian Continent with the 2018 PyeongChang Games in South Korea which is just wrapped up and the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing in the People’s Republic of China.  To witness the excitement of the games you need to stay up until the wee hours of the morning so tighten your belt to enjoy the roller coaster ride of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

2. Olympic 2020 status to new sports

The next fun fact about the 2020 Olympics is the addition of new sports to the list of Olympic Games which makes it more interesting.  The IOC committee has voted to include new sports in the list of 2020 Tokyo Games.  Apart from Softball and Baseball, the old members of the list of Olympic Games which were missing since the last two editions, Sport Climbing, Surfing and competitive skateboarding and Karate are the new events that are being added to the schedule of the events of the upcoming Olympics.  These events represent a novel blending of new as well as old sports which are well known in Japan and will add to the legacy of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Baseball and Softball are to be hot tickets since the host nation is a huge fan of the two games.

3. Use of Advanced Technology including Robots

Japan is going to use advanced technology everywhere during the event as for the past several decades it has styled itself as a cultural country which along with its rich heritage embracing technological advancement for the betterment of the future.  The same will be done with the 2020 games as it will feature facial recognition on a broad scale, microphones along with the cameras will be installed at various places to cut down on the suspicious or criminal activities.  The country will also provide robotic baggage assistance at the major airports.  These friendly machines will provide aid in interpreting four different languages, giving directions and maintaining baggage.  Also, the fleets of self-driven cars will be deployed for the assistance of the tourists.         

4. Use of Old Electronics in crafting medals

Do you know that all cellular devices contain some precious metals in a very small amount such as gold etc? These metals are used in electronic devices to make them capable of passing the electricity as these metals are good conductors of electricity.  Japan has started an initiative to encourage its citizens to send their old electronic items for recycling.  The metal will be mined from these electronic items and will be used to craft the medal of the Olympic Games 2020 Tokyo.  This initiative is not only an effort for sustainability but also allows the citizens to contribute to the Olympic Games 2020 at their level to make the games happen in a unique style.

5. A new identity to Landmarks

Landmarks during Summer Olympic Games 2020 will work as stars and this is the Olympic fun fact to make people curious about the games.  The planners of the event will try to select the route marked by eye-catching landmarks for marathon and race walks.  The Imperial Palace Gardens will be the next landmark to showcase its tranquil beauty.  The Cycle race track will start from the iconic Musashinonomori Park and will be finished at Fuji International Speedway.

Source: Wikipedia, Olympic Org


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