Saturday, May 30, 2020

What countries are participating in the 2020 Olympics?

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be massive and hype. The biggest game on earth will involve a lot of countries as the participants of the event. This big event is a great excuse and reason for many people around the world to reunite with their old friends or fellow sports fans to enjoy the spectacular moments together. Many people find their new foreign friends from this event. If you are one of them, then you will want to know if your country is also a participant of the event.

2020 Summer Olympic

There will be 206 countries participants in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. So, there is a great chance that you are able to see your country member participates in the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

All of these participating countries will send their delegations to join with the Parade of Nations in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Not to mention that the athletes and officials of each participating country will join the marching in the Olympic Stadium with their flag and bearer. Each flag bearer is appointed by the nation’s National Olympic Committee. So, only the qualified athletes and lucky people who are able to join with the Parade of Nations in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

In the Parade of Nation segment, the athletes will enter the stadium. They will conduct the activity based on the authentic Olympic tradition which has been conducted for centuries. Then as expected, the Greek team will advance first. There is a sensible reason why the Greek team enters the field first. It is the country which originates the Olympics event.

Then the other teams will follow entering after the Greek Team. They enter based on the alphabetical order of the names of the countries. Only this time, the announcer will announce their name in Japanese and English Language. Also, following the Olympic tradition, the delegation from the host nation will enter the last. If your favorite country is Japan’s team, then you just need to be patient.

The committee has ordered the appearances by the country name, flag bearer’s name, as well as flag bearer’s sport.

This event will also be the first time for Japan to host the Olympic Games after fifty six years being an away team. Back then in 64, the Olympic Games drastically changed the country. There have been more and more people who want to be in Japan Olympic team to compete.

Since it does not happen often, the organizers in Japan really take this seriously. The organizers are going to use the competition venues as much as possible. You will be able to see the significant amount of venues being used by the organizers in order to make the great event smoothly and well.

All of these participating countries teams will flock to Tokyo in July 2020. If you are planning to attend the venue, make sure you have booked your tickets to reserve your spot. Tag along your entourage to watch the spectacular moments together with you.

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics: Dates, Mascot, Location and TV rights

Tokyo 2020 is still a year away, but we have been feeling the hype for months now. The upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics is officially entitled as the Games of XXXII Olympiad, also known as Tokyo 2020. It is a next international multi-sport event which will take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020, in Tokyo Japan.

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

2020 Summer Olympics Details, location and date

As mentioned, it will happen from July 24 to August 9, 2020, in Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo came as the host city back then during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires on September 7, 2013. The games will be the mark of returning Summer Olympics to Tokyo for the first time after 1964.

It will also mark the record that Tokyo is the first city in Asia which hosts the Olympic twice. In total, there are four Olympics held in Japan.

Folks will want to see the introduction to several disciplines newly added to the Summer Olympics sports. There will be some sports that we have never seen before in any Olympic event. They are the Madison Cycling, freestyle BMS, 3 x 3 basketball, and many more. The addition of the sports disciplines to the upcoming Olympic is the first initiation to make them as the permanent programs in Olympic events. Then there will be some sports that make the official debut like the karate, climbing, surfing, as well as skateboarding. Then there will be the returning event of Baseball and softball. For your information, both sports were leaving the Olympics after 2008.

The IOC Executive Board approved the official programme for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics back then on June 9, 2017. Thomas Bach, the president of the IOC, stated that the primary goal of Tokyo Games was to make the participants and all the people involved look more youthful and urban. They also wanted to increase more female participants.

In total, there will be around 339 events in the 33 different sports, revolving approximately 50 disciplines. There will be fifteen new events with exciting games. If you are avid fans of the sport, you will not want to miss these events from your radar.

2020 Olympics Mascots

2020 Olympics Mascots

The officials have revealed the mascots for the upcoming Summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. The official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled not too long ago in downtown Tokyo on Sunday.

The name of the mascot is Mirai Towa. Meanwhile, the mascot for the Paralympic is namely Someity.

There is a meaning behind the word “Miraitowa.” It is the combination of the Japanese words for the future and eternity. In the other side, Someity has a different meaning. It is the special word which comes from popular cherry blossom “Somei Yoshino.” and it also has the phonetic character of the English phrase “so mighty.”

Schoolchildren across Japan were participating in the mascots designs votes. They have contributed to the decision of picking the new mascots for the upcoming event. The two mascot designs are friends for everyone. There were around five million children who participated in the voting of the mascots. So, it is not exaggerating to say that this Olympics will be for everyone.

The officials claimed that the pair of mascots is the perfect combination of the custom, tradition, and innovation. Be prepared since you will get excited when seeing these mascots actualize the images of the Tokyo Olympics from July to August months. Both characters will be the best images for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics TV Rights

Just like the other fantastic big sporting event, the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be available on the TV across the world. Besides the officials from Japan, there will be numerous international broadcasters involved in the party. Olympic Broadcasting services will also produce the world the content to the local broadcasters for their coverage.

Most of the broadcasters have obtained the rights to further games in the future as well. For instance, in Europe, the IOC’s has been launching an exclusive deal with Discovery Communications. The 2020 Games rights are available in almost all the European countries, except France because of the existing rights deals. The other country which is not getting power in Russia. Here is a list of TV channels per country.

  • Armenia: APMTV
  • Asia: Dentsu
  • Australia: Seven Network
  • Austria: ORF
  • Belarus: Belteleradio
  • Belgium: VRT
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: BHRT
  • Brazil: Grupo Globo
  • Bulgaria: BNT
  • Canada: CBC/Radio-Canada Sportsnet TSN TLN
  • Caribbean: International Media Content Ltd. SportsMax
  • China: CCTV
  • Croatia: HRT
  • Czech Republic: ČT
  • Denmark: DR
  • Estonia: Eesti Meedia
  • Europe: Discovery Communications Eurosport
  • Finland: Yle
  • France: France Télévisions Canal+
  • Georgia: GPB
  • Germany: ARD ZDF
  • Greece: ERT
  • Hungary: MTVA
  • Iceland: RÚV
  • Indian subcontinent: Sony Pictures Networks
  • Ireland: RTÉ
  • Japan: Japan Consortium
  • Kosovo: RTK
  • Latin America: América Móvil
  • Latvia: LTV
  • Lithuania: TV3
  • Luxembourg: RTL
  • Macedonia: MRT
  • MENA: beIN Sports
  • Montenegro: RTCG
  • Netherlands: NOS
  • New Zealand: Sky Television
  • North Korea: SBS
  • Norway: TVNorge
  • Oceania[iii]: Sky Television
  • Poland: TVP
  • Portugal: RTP
  • Romania: TVR
  • Singapore: Mediacorp
  • Slovakia: RTVS
  • Slovenia: RTV
  • South Africa: SABC SuperSport
  • South Korea: SBS
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Kwesé Sports
  • Sweden: Kanal 5
  • Switzerland: SRG SSR
  • Ukraine UA: PBC
  • United Kingdom: BBC/Eurosport
  • United States: NBCUniversal

How to Get Tokyo Olympics 2020 Tickets (Guide)

If you have been looking for the way to get the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Tickets, you have come to the right page. The Tokyo Olympic tickets will be available via the online site. Also, Japan-related travel agencies and companies will be involved in the process of the ticketing. They work together with the Olympic Committee in your country at the ticketing boxes. Besides, the tickets will also be available at the vending machines at convenience stores.

Olympics 2020 Tickets
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The ticket prices are variable depending on the seating plan and the event. According to the officials, the ticket for the Opening of Olympic 2020 will range from US$220 to US$1330. Meanwhile, the average ticket prices will range from $60. It won’t be difficult for folks who are living or staying in Japan to get the tickets since you can find it in almost any ticket vending machine in Tokyo.

For those who are living outside Japan, you must stick to the official way. The best way to purchase the tickets is by accessing the official site online. The official Japan-related travel agencies like JTB will be your best option. You can rely on them to manage the travel packages for you so that you don’t have to be bothered with the traveling complexes anymore.

As you know, there has not been the announcements of the ticketing, at least not yet. But we will update this page as soon as possible when the information has come to our portal.

If you are doing the travel by yourself, you will need to research the best places to stay, drink and eat and other essential things to minimize the risks of your travel. Tokyo is huge. You will want to know to explore all the words.

The best chance for you is to open the Tokyo map through your Google Map application. The good thing here is that Google has updated the Tokyo map to the most recent version. You will find the places that you need to visit easily with the help of the G Map. If you are using the G Map on your smartphone, you will need to open the map and search for the name of the place. Then zoom in the location in the map.

Consider preparing all of the essentials so that you will be more prepared to go to Tokyo. Although it is still a year away, you will want to check the airline ticket and Tokyo accommodation availability on the specific dates you wish to attend the event. Check the pricing on trustworthy travel sites. You could reserve the room when you notice the low pricing. You need to book your room before the price goes up. Or, you could reserve without upfront payment and pay when you check out. Some Tokyo hotels also offer free cancellations that you can use if there is any other scenario in your travel.

For communication, you could use your smartphone with 3G or 4G technology. Keep in mind that 2G is not viable anymore in Japan communication. You could purchase the Japan SIM Card online with the look for collection on arrival at Tokyo airports. There are two airports that you might arrive: Tokyo Narita or Haneda airports. Consider purchasing the SIM card which offers unlimited data, in case you need an internet connection to access some apps.

For the airline ticket, you will want to compare the airline flight prices and schedules for the best. Often, some Japan airlines offer incredible flight deals that are not coming so routine. So, you will want to check their official page every time you can. If you are lucky, you can get amazing deals and save more money.

If you plan to visit other cities as well, you could save more money by having the Japan Rail Pass. It can be worth it if you want to explore Japan while waiting for the event to take place. To make your cashless movement much more comfortable, it is a great idea to purchase the prepaid Suica card. It can make you traveling much easier around Tokyo.

Speaking of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic tickets, they will go on sale in April. So, you will want to get your tickets fast before they are running out. The officials claimed that the tickets would likely to be available in late April.

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