10 interesting facts about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ~ TecnoBlog

Tokyo 2020

This is the XXXII edition of the Modern Olympic Games which takes place over 18 days, from July 23 to August 8, 2021 in the city of Tokyo. Fifteen days after closing, the Paralympic Games will take place.

Tokyo is the most populous city in the world with nearly 40 million inhabitants. It has an area of ​​13,555 km2 and a density of 14,000 inhabitants per km2, almost double that of New York.

Tokyo Olympics 2020

Here are 10 fun facts about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics:

  1. First edition in all history with a balanced participation of both sexes, with 49% of competitors.
  2. They wait 4 billion virtual viewers.
  3. The Olympic broadcast will have over 9,000 hours of content, 30% more than Rio 2016.
  4. Are the second Olympic Games in Tokyo: the first edition took place in 1964.
  5. All the medals are made from recycled electronics.
  6. The The Olympics are for people of all ages: The youngest athlete of this edition is Hend Zaza, a Syrian table tennis player who is only 11 years old, also Ni Xia Lian, who is 50 years old and will represent Luxembourg in Tokyo.
  7. Tokyo 2020 Olympics present five new sports On the program: skateboarding, surfing, karate, softball, baseball and sport climbing.

    At skateboarding, 40 men and 40 women will compete in a street mode and two others in a closed park.

    The competition of surf It will take place on Tsurigasaki Beach, located in Ichinomiya City, southeast of Tokyo.

    At Karate, participants will fight for medals in kata (series of movements) and in combat, which will be divided into three weight categories.

    The baseball it will be contested by men and soft ball It will only be for the female category.

    The escalation It consists of combined bouldering (climbing on rocks up to 8 meters high), speed and lane opening.

  8. The mascots of the games, Miraitowa and Someity, are a nod to Japanese anime culture.

    Miraitowa and Someity

  9. 206 National Olympic Committees + IOC Olympic Refugee Team (EOR) they will be part of the Olympics this year.
  10. They are supposed to be the The most connected games of all time. In addition, the competitions will be filmed in 8K resolution (the highest standard in digital television today) for the first time in history.