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The countdown to Tokyo 2020

With the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 fast approaching, there is mounting excitement across Japan.

Tokyo is a world-class city steeped in cultural history, and fans from all over the country and the world will be transcending on this incredible location for the pinnacle of sport. As preparations continue, we take a look at some of the key aspects of the Games and what you can expect from Tokyo 2020.

The Olympic Torch

Each Olympic Games begins with a Torch Relay transporting the Olympic flame from Athens to the host nation. It will arrive in Japan at Fukushima on March 26, 2020 and then begin its 121-day journey across all 47 prefectures of Japan before completing the relay at the new Olympic Stadium.

Paying tribute to the cherry blossom that graces the landscape of Japan each spring, the rose gold Sakura design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch embodies the concept “Hope lights our way”.

The Olympic Torch itself has been designed in the form of the Olympic flame with five separate flames emerging from flower petals that come together as one at the centre of the torch to give off a more brilliant light – the “Path of Hope”.

The Olympic Torch will build on the spirit of innovation, using the same modern aluminium extrusion technology that is used in the manufacturing of Japan’s iconic bullet trains.

The torch has been constructed using aluminium waste from temporary housing built in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake to emphasise the Tokyo 2020 Games’ message of hope and recovery by using materials first used to help rebuild lives.

The sports

The Olympic Games can unify a nation through its passion for sport and Tokyo 2020 will be no different. Stars from across the world will head to Tokyo to represent their country and no doubt Japan will be looking to impress on home soil.

Five new sports will be showcased at Tokyo 2020 – Baseball/Softball, Karate, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing and Surfing – where we can expect great excitement in these sports at the Games.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Hospitality will be available at 16 sports at the Games, including Athletics, Golf and Table Tennis. Guests will get the chance to experience exclusive hospitality inside the ticketed perimeter while watching the best in the world compete for the coveted Olympic medals.

The venues

The venues are separated into two zones – the Heritage Zone and the Tokyo Bay Zone, joining at the centre to create an infinity symbol. The Athletes’ Village is positioned at the centre of the infinity symbol where the two zones meet and signifies that the Village is the physical and spiritual heart of the Games.

The Heritage Zone houses several iconic venues from the Tokyo 1964 Games and builds on and continues the legacy of the first Olympic Games in Japan. The Tokyo Bay Zone looks more to the future, showcasing the innovative development of the modern city.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Hospitality will be operated at 15 venues across the two zones, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies in the purpose-built Olympic Stadium in the Heritage Zone. In the Tokyo Bay Zone, guests can enjoy world-class hospitality while enjoying the Gymnastics and Wrestling – both sports that Japan has dominated the record table in.

A once-in-a-lifetime experience

Hosting an Olympic Games in a home country is a once-in-a-lifetime moment for fans, and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Hospitality offers a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the excitement and passion of the Games. Enjoying all the action close up with a VIP experience takes the Olympic Games experience to a completely new level.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Hospitality programme offers unrivalled access to the biggest sporting event of 2020 combined with luxurious hospitality and the very best seats.

Register today for more information about Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Hospitality.

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