Tokyo, 2020 Olympic Games
The host for the 2020 Olympic Games is Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. Tokyo was announced the winner over Madrid and Istanbul in September 2013. The Games will be held from July 24th till August 9th, 2020.
This will be the second time that Japan has hosted the Summer Olympics, previously hosting the event in 1964. They were also selected to host the canceled 1940 Games. Japan have also hosted the Winter Olympics in 1998 in Nagano and 1972 in Sapporo.
- List of Sports for Tokyo - Five new sports: baseball and softball, karate, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing
- Tokyo joins Athens, Paris, London and Los Angeles as one of just five cities chosen to host the Summer Olympics more than once.
- The Olympic Cauldron used at Tokyo 1964 will be preserved at the new National Stadium being built for the 2020 Summer Games.