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Although the concept of Olympics was based mostly on the traditional Olympic Video games held in Olympia, Greece from eighth century BC to 4th century AD, the primary version of the fashionable Video games have been held in 1896.

Hyderabad: The Tokyo Olympics, set to start on July 23 in Japan’s capital, is the thirty second version of the video games. The fashionable Olympics Video games are held each 4 years with athletes from throughout the globe competing in sporting occasions.

Although the concept of Olympics was based mostly on the traditional Olympic Video games held in Olympia, Greece from eighth century BC to 4th century AD, the primary version of the fashionable Video games have been held in 1896 underneath the auspices of the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) in Athens. From there on, the occasion is held each 4 years.

Have been Olympics cancelled or postponed earlier

Three editions of Olympics have been cancelled on account of World Wars in 1916, 1940 and 1944.

However that is the primary time, Olympics are postponed. The mega sport occasion was to be held in Tokyo in 2020, however have been postponed as a result of pandemic. Many countries have been reluctant to take part as a consequence of worry over Coronavirus and the IOC and the Japan determined to postpone it by a 12 months.

Why it’s nonetheless referred to as Tokyo 2020 regardless of being held in 2021

Although the version was deferred by a 12 months, it’s nonetheless referred to as Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 for branding and advertising and marketing functions.

What are the brand new sport disciplines making debut at Tokyo Video games

The thirty second version has 339 occasions in 33 sporting disciplines. This version will see the introduction of 4 new sport disciplines and return of some video games. Browsing, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing and Karate are the brand new sports activities to be launched for the primary time whereas baseball and softball are being reintroduced within the Video games since 2008.

How are the preparations for Tokyo Video games

The run-up to the Olympics in Tokyo is marred with controversies and incidents. A majority of individuals in Japan generally and Tokyo particularly, are in opposition to the conducting of Video games underneath the cloud of pandemic. The medical fraternity warned the Japan authorities in opposition to going forward with the Video games, saying that such massive gatherings might set off one other wave of a pandemic within the nation. Although the IOC contemplated suspending it additional, the Japan authorities clarified that they’ll’t maintain the Video games past the summer season in 2021.

How is that this version totally different from others

Spectators will not be allowed into the stadia and all of the occasions will probably be held behind closed doorways. With the coronavirus circumstances nonetheless rising in Japan, scenario in Tokyo is just not best both. Japan declared a state of emergency to maintain the spectators away kind the Video games.

Are there any restrictions on athletes in Olympics

Over 11,000 athletes collaborating within the Video games must reside underneath stringent Covid-19 protocols. Athletes are to restrict themselves to the Olympic Village and to venues. They aren’t allowed to come back out. They have to additionally put on masks always barring whereas consuming or competing and sustaining a distance of two metres between athletes is a should.

Who’re the Indian flag bearers at Tokyo Olympics

The IOC is permitting two flag bearers from totally different genders, to advertise gender equality. India, for the primary time, will see two flag bearers on the Tokyo Video games. Six-time world champion in Boxing MC Mary Kom and Males’s hockey workforce captain Manpreet Singh would be the flag-bearers. High medal contender in wrestling Bajrang Punia will probably be India’s flag bearer on the closing ceremony.

What’s the mascot of Tokyo Summer time Olympics

‘Miraitowa’ is the mascot of the Tokyo Video games. Miraitowa which is derived from the Japanese phrases ‘Mirai’ which suggests ‘future’ and ‘towa’ means ‘eternity’ which means the Tokyo Video games will result in a way forward for eternal hope.

The place will the subsequent Olympics be held

The thirty third version in 2024 will probably be held in Paris with the opening ceremony slated for July 26. Paris was chosen in July 2017. Paris was chosen among the many contesting cities of Hamburg, Budapest, Rome and Los Angeles. Whereas Hamburg withdrew its bid in November 2015, Rome backed out of the race in September 2016. Budapest then was out of the race in 2017.

How in regards to the future Olympics?

The IOC has chosen Los Angeles for 2028 olympics and Brisbane in Australia in 2032 too

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All you need to learn about India in Tokyo Olympics


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