The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games will feature 33 sports and hundreds of elite athletes coming from call over the world. The capital city of Japan has an impressive collection of stadiums and venues to host this wildly varied bundle of sports. And here’s what you need to know about the Tokyo Olympic stadiums and venues.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Venues
The Tokyo Olympic venues have been separated into two zones, including the Heritage Zone and the Tokyo Bay Zone; based both on their location and how they fit into certain themes of the games.
The Olympic Village is situated at the meeting point between the two zones. The village is built to be used for the athletes of the events. The zones loosely resemble together the infinity symbol. This represents the attitude and determination of the athletes who will participate in the games as well as the legacy that the event hopes to leave behind.
In total, there will be 42 venues that are going to host the games in the 2020 Olympics. Some venues will only host one event, while some larger stadiums such as the renewed Olympic Stadium and Tokyo Stadium will have various events.
Tokyo has the rare honor of hosting the Olympics more than once. That is the concept behind the Heritage Zone, featuring several venues that were used for the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, including the Yoyogi National Stadium and the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, which will also be used for the 2020 event.
Tokyo Bay Zone
On the contrary, the other venues are built the modern Tokyo Bay Zone, which is all about innovation and looking to the city’s future with some new arenas and venues are built for the games, including the Ariake Urban Sports Park, Ariake Arena, and Oi Hockey Stadium.
Olympic Venues Outside Tokyo
There will be 42 venues across Japan hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. And not all of them are in Tokyo. For certain sports such as football, surfing, and cycling, you may need to head to other places such as Yokohama, Saitama, or Sapporo to watch.