Tokyo Olympic spokesperson Masa Takaya commented, With the Olympic 2020 Games year finally here, everything is coming together. We have consumed the last seven years working in the direction of this, and now with just six months to go, we’re enthusiastic to see the pieces falling into place. From locations to volunteers to ticketing, preparations are exactly where we want them to be at the six-month mark.
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As the Tokyo Olympic Rings are unveiled in Odaiba, key indicators show preparations for a successful Games are on schedule. To mark the six-month milestone, Olympic 2020 Games announced the latest updates to key facts and figures on the progress being made towards a successful Summer Games.
A total of 43 venues eight new permanent venues, 25 existing sites, and 10 temporary venues—will be used at the Tokyo Olympic. Last month, the new Olympic 2020 Games Ground a state-of-the-art site that will serve groups of athletes and audiences to come was officially opened to the public and on New Year’s Day presented its first official sporting struggle.
Over 8.2 million people In Japan have registered so far for a Tokyo Olympic. At the close of the second stage of ticket sales, a total of 4.48 million tickets had been bought by the general public in Japan. There will be one final round of sales worldwide on a first-come, first-serve basis, to take place this spring. People living outside of Japan are able to purchase tickets through Official Ticket Resellers.
(ATRs) in their home countries. ATRs are Tokyo Olympic accepted sales channels outside of Japan appointed by National Olympic Committees with the high-class right to sell Games tickets in their separate countries and regions. Overseas ticket sales commenced on 20 June 2019. The sales promotion date in each region may vary depending on each ATR’s sales plans and schedules.
Events embodying and supporting the vision of the Tokyo Olympic are being held nationwide. These encompass eight categories, and organizers are authorized to display one of two specially devised logos at their events. 138,000 initiatives and activities have already been approved as part of the Olympic 2020 Games Official Program or the Summer Games Support Program. The number of contestants in approved happenings has reached more than 98 million.
Ongoing events include the Tokyo Olympic Open Invention Challenge, a global contest exciting developer to build innovative apps that will increase and reinvent viewers’ experience of watching urban sports. Roughly 80,000 people in Japan and overseas have been primarily selected to contribute to the Olympic 2020 Games Volunteer Program, and training has begun throughout Japan. A total of 204,680 people applied in Japan and worldwide, a level of interest that specifies people everywhere have high expectations for these Summer Games.
All 26,000 beds to be used in the Athlete’s Village will for the first time in Olympic and Paralympic history be made almost completely of renewable materials. Mattresses have been specifically designed to improve sleeping excellence and comfort and frames are made of high resistance lightweight cardboard. The cardboard frames are tremendously tough, lightweight, fire tested and waterproof. Following the Olympic 2020 Games, they are to be recycled into paper products, combining state of the art innovation with ecological perception.
Tokyo Olympic has been running test proceedings since September 2018, held for the most part in three waves. The first wave attentive on outdoor sports with events being held between June and September 2019. The second wave includes indoor sports and is being held from October 2019 to January 2020.
The Overall, 56 test events will take place by May 2020, some during programmed internal and international sporting actions taking place in Japan during the build-up to the Olympic 2020 Games and others comprising dedicated Olympic and Paralympic test events prepared by Summer Games under the name of “READY STEADY TOKYO”.
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