The Tokyo Olympics (東京オリンピック) also called Tokyo 2020 (東京2020) will be held in the summer of 2020 in Japan’s capital city.
Tokyo previously hosted the 1964 Summer Olympic Games.
In 2012 it was announced that the National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo would receive a $1 billion upgrade and full–scale reconstruction for the 2019 Rugby World Cup as well as the 2020 Olympics.
As a result, a design competition for the new stadium was launched.
In 2012 the Japan Sport Council announced that out of 46 finalists, Zaha Hadid Architects was awarded the design for the new stadium.
Plans include dismantling the original stadium, and expanding the capacity from 50,000 to a modern Olympic capacity of about 80,000.
The Tokyo metropolitan government set aside a fund of 400B JPY to cover the cost of hosting the Games.
A new railway line is planned to link Haneda and Narita airports through an expansion of Tokyo Station, cutting travel time from Tokyo Station to Haneda from 30 to 18 minutes, and from Tokyo Station to Narita from 55 to 36 minutes.
In 2011 the IOC announced that it was considering packaging the U.S. television rights for four Olympics instead of the usual two: the 2016 + 2020 Summer Olympics, and the 2014 + 2018 Winter Olympics.
The U.S. television rights are the IOC’s single-largest source of revenue.
NBC, ESPN, Fox and a CBS/Turner coalition were invited to bid.
In a deal worth more than 4M USD, the IOC awarded the rights for the four Olympics to NBC.