1. On September 7, 2013, the International Olympic Committee awarded the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 to Tokyo, which was chosen over fellow Candidate Cities Istanbul and Madrid after two rounds of voting during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires.
2. Tokyo received 60 votes to Istanbul’s 36 in the final round, with Madrid having been eliminated in the first round after losing a tie-breaker with Istanbul. Tokyo, which also bid for the 2016 Olympic Games, previously hosted the Games in 1964.
3. “Congratulations to the city of Tokyo on its election as host of the 2020 Olympic Games,” said IOC President Jacques Rogge.. “Tokyo presented a very strong technical bid from the outset – and it needed to in competition with two such high-calibre bids from Istanbul and Madrid. All three cities were capable of staging excellent Games in 2020, but in the end it was Tokyo’s bid that resonated the most with the IOC membership, inviting us to “discover tomorrow” by delivering a well-organised and safe Games that will reinforce the Olympic values while demonstrating the benefits of sport to a new generation.”
|Olympic Tokyo 2020||Tokyo, Japan|
|The 2020 Tokyo Olympic motto / slogan||Discover Tomorrow (明日あしたをつかもう)|
|Tokyo Olympic 2020 Opening Ceremony||24 July 2020|
|Closing Ceremony||09 August 2020|
|Stadium||National Olympic Stadium , Tokyo, Japan|
|Number of Athletes participating||12,000 (expected)|
|Number of Sports||33|
|Number of Events||324|
|Olympic Flag||The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo.|
|Expenditure||Japan has managed a huge cost of 400 billion Japanese yen, 3 Billion US $|
|So far, Japan hosted the Olympics||In 1964 Japan was successfully hosted the Olympics.|
|Games of the XII Olympiad, were originally scheduled to be held from 21 September to 6 October 1940, in Tokyo, Japan. They were rescheduled for Helsinki, Finland, to be held from July 20 to August 4, 1940, but were ultimately cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II.|