It’s that time again! The countdown is on for the world to unite once again for the Olympic Games, with Tokyo, Japan, taking centre stage in 2020 for the XXXII (32nd) edition. Tokyo becomes the first Asian city to host the Games for a second time following their maiden honour in 1964, with the world’s eyes watching the 339 events in 33 different sports that the 2020 Games has to offer.
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The 2020 Olympic Games will take place in Tokyo, Japan, between 24th July and 9th August over a two week period of action. There will be 41 venues across Japan’s capital city accommodating an expected record number of applicants for tickets.
The New National Stadium will host the track and field events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies – this stadium is expected to be completed in November 2019.
The full list of #Tokyo2020 Live Sites has been unveiled, with 30 venues spread out across 9 prefectures in Japan.— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) August 20, 2019
The Live Sites are the perfect destination to watch, hang-out, and experience all things Tokyo 2020 during your visit next year.
There will be 33 sports taking part in the 2020 Olympics, with 50 disciplines being competed in across those sports. This edition of the Games will introduce new disciplines to the Summer Olympics, including 3×3 Basketball, Freestyle BMX and Madison Cycling. There are also certain sports making their Olympic debuts, including Karate, Sport Climbing, Surfing and Skateboarding. Baseball and Softball will also be returning to the Games having being scrapped after 2008.
After a dispute between the IOC and AIBA, boxing was potentially going to be left out of the 2020 Games. This dispute was resolved after AIBA were stripped of their power in organising the competition, with the IOC taking the power back in-house.
As of August 2019, 108 National Olympic Committees have qualified to compete in the Games, with over 200 expected once we near closer to the lighting of the Olympic Torch.
Take a close look at the official Tokyo 2020 medals. 🥇🥈🥉👀— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) August 15, 2019
Who will be taking home one of these?🤔
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As expected, there are limited markets available for the Olympic Games next summer currently, however, every sport will have detailed Olympic 2020 betting odds come the beginning of the action.
One of the main attractions – the Men’s 100m Sprint – has markets available on Paddy Power, with USA’s Christian Coleman leading the way at 11/8 to claim the gold medal. The 23-year-old grabbed silver at last year’s World Championships and will be looking to peak inside the National Stadium in Tokyo.
The specials markets are also beginning to filter in, with Bwin offering markets on the nation with the most medals and the most gold medals come the end of the Games. USA lead the way in both, with China and Great Britain poised to battle it out for second place.
With under a year to go until the start of the Games, the countdown is on with the best athletes in the world primed to compete at the peak of their powers.