Not a member yet? Signup, It's Free

Personal History

Tokyo was chosen as the host city during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 7 September 2013. This will be the second time that Japan and explicitly Tokyo has facilitated the Summer Olympic Games Live Telecast, the first being in 1964, making it the principal city in Asia to have the late spring Games twice. In general, these will be the fourth Olympic Games to be held in Japan, which additionally facilitated the Winter Olympics in 1972 (Sapporo) and 1998 (Nagano). The 2020 Games will be the second of three back to back Olympics to be held in East Asia, the first being the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea, and the following being the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.