2020 Summer Olympics

games of the XXXII Olympiad, held in Tokyo in 2021

The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, was a sporting event in Tokyo, Japan from 23 July to 8 August 2021.[1] Tokyo was announced as the host city at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 7 September 2013. The winning bid, Tokyo, was announced on 7 September 2013.[2]

Games of the XXXII Olympiad
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Host cityTokyo, Japan
MottoUnited by Emotion
Nations206 (expected)
Athletes11,091 (expected)
Events339 in 33 sports (50 disciplines)
Opening23 July 2021
Closing8 August 2021
StadiumNew National Stadium
Rio 2016 Paris 2024
PyeongChang 2018 Beijing 2022

The event was originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, but was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

Olympic bidsEdit

Six cities applied to host the Games. International Olympic Committee


The Sports played in the competition will be similar to those played in previous Olympic years. Popular sports that will be played include Athletics, Swimming, Tennis, gymnastics, and diving. The international Olympic committee said that there will be at least 25 sports played in addition to these. All sports competitions will feature athletes from many countries playing to try and win a medal, which is given to the winning player or team.


The Olympics will take place at many stadiums and locations throughout the Tokyo area. National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo will be the main stadium and host the opening and closing ceremonies, along with athletics. Other sports will take place in new and already built stadiums in and around Tokyo. The athletes will sleep in an Olympic village.


  1. "New Tokyo 2020 Olympic dates will be 23 July to 8 August 2021". Olympic Channel. Retrieved 2020-05-17.
  2. Executive Board concludes first meeting of the new year January 13, 2011.
  3. "Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic". The Guardian. March 24, 2020. Retrieved March 24, 2020.