Tokyo Olympic has revealed the first competitions of their test event schedule in the build-up to the Summer Games. Organizers said that a total of 50 test events will be held as they hone preparations for the Games.
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Several of the events will be scheduled international competitions which were already due to take place in Japan, while others will have been organized as dedicated Tokyo Olympic test events. Test plans for each sport have been drawn up and reviewed in close teamwork with the respective International Federations based on a desire’s calculation directed for each sport.
The test event program has also profited from the Agenda Olympic 2020 the New Norm, which allowed an adjusted programmed to be shaped following the conception of new principles for test events management. The test events themselves will be operated using actual equipment, facilities, and venues that will be deployed at the Summer Olympic Games.
Each functional area of Tokyo Olympic will test the technical operation of events focusing on three aspects the field of play, technology, and staff. A Sailing World Cup Series event in Enoshima, which took place in September, helped as the sport’s test competition.
Olympic 2020 event was fully supported by World Sailing, who had previously been critical of their sport’s preparations for the Summer Games, in collaboration with the Local Organizing Committee. A 2nd, specific, sailing test event is currently scheduled to take place in August next year.
The next test event on the timetable will be a water polo competition at the Tatsumi International Swimming Centre. The remainder of the test event calendar will be implemented in three waves, according to organizers. The Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final will begin this wave, with the competition set to be held at the Ajinomoto Ground and Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.
The 2nd series of test events will be held from October 2019 to February 2020. Tokyo Olympic, the final wave of events will be held between March and May 2020. This wave will primarily focus on the confirmation of communication and reporting lines, organizers claim.
Olympic 2020 hopes the test events will provide their management and operations staff with hands-on experience of running events, which will help them work with delivery partners to ensure the smooth operation of the Summer Games. They also confidence the events will help with the engagement of the Japanese public as the Games draw closer.
The test events will give controllers and the Japanese public the opportunity to experience sport in the Olympic 2020 venues and in some cases for the first time. Summer Games to get operative experience, some events will also let the Japanese public get a glimpse of the world’s best athletes in those disciplines, including potential Olympic and Paralympic Games players. This will be a thrilling chance for those thinking of coming to the Summer Games to discover new sports and new heroes.