On September 7, 2013 at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Tokyo won their bid to host the games, leaving behind #Madrid (Spain) and #Istanbul (Turkey). Tokyo previously hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics, so it will have happened 56 year after they hosted their first games.
As usual, Japanese people plan ahead, well ahead of time to have every minor detail planned and solved. Today, the countdown begins as 2,020 days separate us from this #world #sports event as known as #Summer Olympics Tokyo 2020. So, participants form a human “2020” during a countdown event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
One of the main advantages of Tokyo bid over others was its compactness: 85% of the competition venues would within 8 km of the Olympic Village as it could be seen on the Overview Map of the city plan to host the games. Other reasons were its secure and safe nature showing higher security standards (vs Istanbul) and much better economic prospect vs Madrid, due to Spanish economic crisis.
Have you traveled to a #massive #sport event like this one in the past? Have you traveled to #Japan? If not, and you are not interested on the Olympics Games, it’s better to go ahead this big event (or even better after) once all refurbishments have been done. But well, that would be a huge planning ahead #japanese #style. :=) Anyway, before reaching Tokyo, #megacity #Rio de Janeiro (#brazil) will host the Olympic Games in 2016, their countdown is for exactly 571 days, that’s around the corner. ARE YOU READY!!??
Source: Own text based on Japan Today / AP Photo / Wikipedia.