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


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