Participation in Sport Promotes Community Unity: For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 epidemic, the entire world came together for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 to focus on the bare essentials: a celebration of athletes and sport.
After the record delay of one year, the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games depended on the strong bonds established between all parties involved, especially in the creation of the Tokyo 2020 Playbooks, which provide rules for the safe and secure participation and running of the games.
These Playbooks established a new benchmark for the safety of spectators, participants, and media during major sporting events like the Olympics.
Young, City-Dwelling, and Egalitarian Sex-Wise
By showcasing the development of the Olympic programme and introducing new sports and events, the Tokyo 2020 Games enhanced the Olympic Games’ enduring appeal for a new generation. Skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing, and karate made their Olympic debuts at Tokyo 2020, along with events like BMX freestyle and 3×3 basketball. In total, there were 339 events in 33 sports.
With the programme’s growth came more opportunity for equal participation in competition across genders. Nearly as many female athletes as male competed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Capable of Continuing Operations and Leaving a Mark
Six legacy sites from the Tokyo Olympic Games of 1964 were among the nearly 60 percent of Tokyo 2020 venues that made use of existing facilities. Because of the efforts of Toward Zero Carbon, Tokyo 2020 was able to go beyond carbon neutrality, with offsets exceeding emissions.
Additionally, Tokyo 2020 has been at the forefront of groundbreaking initiatives to engage the Japanese public in tangible sustainability actions.
About five thousand medals for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 were made entirely from recycled metals culled from donated tiny electronic gadgets from the Japanese public.
The podiums used in the Victory Ceremony, meantime, were made from recovered marine plastic trash and post-consumer plastic donated by the Japanese people.
In 776 BC, the city of Athens, Greece hosted the inaugural Olympic Games, which featured a single event: a 200-yard footrace. Nine sports with a total of 43 events were included in the original Modern Olympics, held in 1896.
There has been a continuous rise in the variety of sports and competitions since then. Over 470 more athletes than in any previous Olympics participated in the Tokyo 2020 edition’s 33 sports and 339 events. Here is a complete rundown of Olympic events:
Sports in Tokyo Olympics 2020
5 New Sports in Tokyo Olympics 2020
Swimming and diving are the two main types of aquatic events at Tokyo 2020. Individual races for both men and women span distances of 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1500 metres in swimming competitions.
Male, female, and mixed teams can compete in freestyle and medley relays. Divers of both sexes compete in either the 3m springboard or the 10m platform events.