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Celebrating 50 Years Since the Tokyo Olympics: Reflections and Thoughts for the FutureFukiura Tadamasa

The opening ceremony of the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics, the eighteenth Olympiad, took place on October 10. Under the Olympic charter, the duty of declaring the games officially open falls to the head of state of the host country. On request from International Olympic Committee President Avery Brundage, Emperor Hirohito officially declared the Tokyo Games open, reverently addressing the athletes an…

No Vision Yet in Sight for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic GamesSven Saaler

The IOC has decided to host the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. In stark contrast to Tokyo’s previous unpopular bid, this time domestic support was strong. With the decision comes a huge responsibility for the organizers toward Japan, the Japanese sports world, Japanese taxpayers, as well as the international community. Before and during the 2020 Olympics, the eyes of the world will be focused on Japan…

Tokyo Facts: Details on the 2020 Olympics Host

In 2020 Japan’s capital will host the Summer Olympics for the second time, following its successful hosting of the 1964 games. We present some basic data on this major world city.

Recent Olympics: A Comparison in Figures

Hosting the Olympics is a massive project for any country, with national pride and prestige at stake. These bare figures bring into focus some of the differences and similarities between recent Olympics.

The 2020 Olympic Games to Come to Tokyo

Tokyo has been selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Seven years from now the city will invite the world to “discover tomorrow” through the events held at a compact, convenient set of facilities.

Bringing the Games Back to Japan

On September 7, the IOC will decide which city will host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Tokyo is a strong contender. We asked Takeda Tsunekazu, president of the Tokyo Olympic bid, to share his thoughts on the prospects for a second Tokyo Games and on sports as a human pursuit.

Japan’s Olympics

Japanese athletes brought home a record number of medals from the 2012 London Olympics–a haul that included the country’s 400th medal since Antwerp in 1920. For related content, see "Capitalizing on Japan’s Success at the London Olympics."

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