Olympics are inspired from the “Olympic Games” that held in Greece Olympia since the 8th century BC to 4th century AD. In 1894 Baron Pierre de Coubertin formed a Committee named International Olympic Committee abbreviated as IOC which leads towards the foremost modern games in Athens in the year 1896. Since 1896 till now Olympic games lined twice a season named Olympic summer games and Olympic winter games. Ancient Olympics ended when Romans invaded Olympia. These games continued but according to Roman’s rules and became the part of pagan festival up-till emperor Theodosius order to vanish pagan festival.
Until now 28 summer and 22 winter Olympic games held in different cities across the five continents. Everyone sees the five interlaced rings with the white background on the flag on the Olympic. Five rings are blue, yellow, black, green and red. Five rings is a symbolic representation of five continents of the world that units together by the Olympics. Whereas, white background shows the all national flags of the world.
These Olympics Games held in different cities of the five continents given below:
|1904||North America||U.S. state of Missouri||St. Louis|
|1908||Europe||England and U.K||London|
|1968||North America||North America||Mexico|
|1980||North America||United State||Lake Placid|
|2012||Europe||England and U. K||London|
Last Olympics games held in Asia, South Korea in PYEONGCHANG city. Now, everyone is looking for the Olympic 2020 which expected to hold in Tokyo the city of Japan. This is the summer Olympic games hopefully starting on July 24 and will end on 9th August the same year. However, Paralympics will follow from 25th August to 6th September. Japan started the preparation of the Olympics by starting the development and according to the Tokyo local government, the completed about 20% to 40% till now and will complete until 2019 just a year before. Olympics 2020 is the second time the Olympics Games held in Tokyo Japan after 1964. The venues for Olympic games 2020 are:
- Canoe Slalom Course (Edogawa Ward)
- Sea Forest Waterway for rowing and sprint canoe events
- Ariake Arena (Koto Ward) for volleyball
- Olympic Aquatics Center (Koto Ward) for swimming
There is a list of cities enrich with skyscrapers ranks and Tokyo is on 6th number among them. A skyscraper means the city where high-rise buildings are found that may have 40 floors or maybe more. Tokyo Metropolis is the 1 area among 47 areas of Japan and is the capital of Japan since 1869. Recently Tokyo ranked as the most crowdy urban area of the world. It was firstly named Kyoto but after becoming the capital after Meiji the Emperor renamed Tokyo by Edo. The conurbation of Tokyo formed in 1943. However, Tokyo often called a city but originally and officially known as the area of urbanites. It defines that it is a combination of city and the urban area, which makes Tokyo unique from other Japanese cities.
Tokyo is first in the ranking of Global Economic Power Index and third in the Global Cities Index. In 2014 TripAdvisor’s World City Survey declared Tokyo as the top according to its overall experience. Tokyo also ranked as the first in other categories such as nightlife, helping the nation, best public transport, cleanliness and much more. However, in 2018 Tokyo was 2nd by Mercer consulting firm ranking for being the most expensive city for refuges and 11th according to Economist Intelligence Unit for being the most expensive city. And in the year 2020 the Olympics Summer Games are holding in Tokyo Japan.
Preparation for Olympics Summer games 2020:
Japan has taken 2 major steps for the preparation for the Olympics 2020. Two major upgrades where seen i. Upgrade the stadium ii. Upgrade in the road and transportation which are explained below:
Head of the Committee:
The head of the Tokyo Organizing Committee is the Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori. However, Minister Seiko Hashimoto is looking after all the presentation and preparations of Japanese government’s behalf.
Transportation from Narita airport Tokyo:
Tokyo locals are very friendly and loving to they will always guide the best. Every country has a different system of transportation. The same is the case with Tokyo here we is going to discuss all the transports available from Narita Airport to Stadium.
GO Airport Shuttle at Tokyo (NRT):
Special Shuttle service offers by Narita Airport that offers a comfortable ride till the desired destination.
Super-Shuttle NRT airport:
These shuttles are not bussing, but they are the Vans, executive Cars sedans or the private vans.
Tokyo Airport Shuttle Service:
Tokyo Airport also offers its shuttle system with a very high service.
Shared Ride Van:
You can also take a share ride to go to the desired destination. And find the nature around you.
The most comfortable but a little expensive is transport is the private van. You can also heir a private van particularly for yourself for the reason of privacy. It is the best choice if you are traveling with your family for friends.
Travelling in a private car is much more comfortable than any Shuttle or shared van.
Local Personal Drivers:
A local driver who is very own personal driver. What is more comfortable than this? However, these drivers are well trained and are very committed to their job. They will never let their customers down and will provide very satisfactory services.
Every country has a taxi cab if talking about Tokyo’s Taxi cab they are super best.
Bus services are also provided so that you can feel much comfortable and enjoy your stay.
Special development for easy transportation:
The development government of Tokyo set a special budget of 400 Billion Japanese yen which is round about 3.67 billion in USD. This huge amount was set to meet the cost of hosting such a great event. Japanese also set a plan to increase the opening of the capacity of their two major Airports, Haneda Airport and Narita International Airport. This development is for making the flight easy for the airspace limitations. Moreover, the government planned to link a new railway track to both airports. This new railway track also expands through Tokyo station and reduces the travel time to 18 minutes instead of 30 minutes and 36 minutes instead of 55 minutes from Tokyo to Haneda airport and Narita Airport respectively. This plan worth is 400 Billion yen. However, it will be fund by many private investors. Additionally, East Japan Railway Company itself planned for a new trackway near Tamachi to Haneda Airport.
There are also plans for more funds to complete the Central Circular Route, Ken-Ō Expressway and Tokyo Gaikan Expressway and for the renewing the all other major expressways in these areas. Moreover, the Japanese government is looking to extend the Yurikamome automated transit track from Toyosu station, the existing point, to the new point at Kachidoki Station that passes the area of the Olympics village. Luckily, Yurikamome will still not have a satisfactory capacity to serve such a huge event in Odaiba.
Ticket price and cost:
The prices of the ticket are different for different events. If talking about the opening ceremony expected to be ranging between 12 thousand to 3 million yen. Here the average price of the ticket expected to be 7,700 yen. However, half of the tickets will be available at 8 thousand yen or maybe less. A special symbolic ticket offered for the families and the residential groups living in Japan at the price of 2,020 yen. 40 thousand shops will also participate in the selling of the tickets. Moreover, tickets can also be brought by mail orders or through the internet. Here, the international Olympics lover must visit Japan during their sales period to grab the ticket or they can also buy from the third party such as the travel agents.
Events or games going to held:
The list of games and disciples are given below:
The list of countries is given below:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
São Tomé and Príncipe
Trinidad and Tobago