Interesting Facts About Tokyo 2020 Olympics That Not Many People Know
The Tokyo Olympics is an international sporting event, which is actually held every 4 years. Although called the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Olympics will be held from July 23, 2021 to August 9, 2021. Why is that? Well, it will be discussed thoroughly in this article.
Not only naming, there are still some interesting facts behind the holding of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics a few months ago. Here’s the information for you:
- The biggest spend in history
The implementation of the Tokyo Olympics in the midst of a pandemic makes all preparations must be extra prepared. It is not imaginable, this Olympics cost the most during the implementation of the Olympics ever. Initial planning, the Olympics is estimated to cost US $ 7.6 billion. However, because it was held in the midst of a pandemic, the costs had swelled to US $ 15.4 billion.
- Delayed a year
Well, this is the answer to why the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held in 2021. Due to the pandemic that has plagued the whole world, the organizing committee has postponed international sporting events. Because, all preparations must be modified in such a way, so as to comply with the WHO-approved health protocol. In addition, there was a survey in Japan regarding the holding of the Olympics, and 62% of the respondents agreed that the Olympics were postponed until 2021. Even though it was postponed, the organizing committee agreed to use the Tokyo 2020 Olympics name and all attributes using the year 2020 which had been ordered in advance.
- More than 200 countries participate
This international sporting event was attended by top athletes from various countries. There are 11,500 athletes from more than 200 countries recorded. And China leads the most gains, followed by the United States, and Japan in third position.
- Recycling medals
In 2017, the Japanese government asked its citizens to donate unused electronic goods to be used as materials for making medals. From these items, the government managed to score 5000 gold, silver and bronze medals. Not only medals, bedding, podiums and uniforms are also recycled. Inspirational huh?
- There is a new sport
There is something interesting about the 4th annual Olympics, because it introduces 5 new sports that are also included in the competition. The 5 sports consist of karate, surfing, skateboarding, baseball and wall climbing. Of these five new branches, Indonesia sent its best athletes in the sport of surfing. Rio Waida had the opportunity to try out this new race with the man shortboard number. At this time’s Olympics, a sport branch that was used for casino online games also appeared because it received a lot of attention from the public. Hopefully in the next Olympics, Indonesia can send the best athletes to compete in the new sport.
- Has no audience
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are the only Olympics without spectators. This is because the Olympics were held in the midst of a pandemic. So, to minimize transmission, the Olympics will only be attended by the committee, participants, and related parties.
- Participants get condom souvenirs
It is no longer taboo, in fact it has become a tradition since 1998, that condoms are mandatory souvenirs given to participants. However, for the Olympics this time the committee did not allow participants to have sexual intercourse. Thus, condoms were distributed to participants when they were returning to their respective countries. The gift of condoms is to remind everyone that everyone should have a healthy sexual relationship.
Those are some facts about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which will be held in Japan from July 2021 to August 2021. Of the 7 facts above, which number did you know about? Every international olympic event has interesting facts behind it.