Wednesday, July 24, 2019
One Year To Tokyo 2020
The Tokyo Games will open on this date and close on August 9 in the soon to be completed New National Stadium. Other venues are will be completed in time for the Games
It will also be the middle leg of three consecutive Olympic summer and winter Games being hosted in east Asia that started with the winter Games in Pyeyongchang last year and will conclude with the winter Games in Beijing in 2022.
When the Tokyo Games open there will be a record 33 sports in the 2020 Olympic program. There will be along with the permanent core sports new additions like 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX, and the Madison cycling race. Baseball and softball will also return to the Olympic sporting program for the first time since 2008.
Four sports, surfing, karate, sport climbing and skateboarding will make their Olympic debut, and as usual, men's and women's soccer will start their respective tournaments before the opening ceremonies at stadiums across Japan.
Will be interesting to see not only who gets the honor of being the final Tokyo 2020 torch bearer, but how they light the cauldron and what it looks like during the opening ceremony..
We'll know the answer to that question in 366 days. Yep, a summer Olympics always takes place during a leap year