Tokyo Olympic 2020: HERE are 5 FACTS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IT
The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is a major international multi-sport event due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The games are planned to be held from 24 July to 9 August 2020 in Tokyo. The city was announced as the host at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires on 7 September 2013. It will also become the largest city ever to host the Summer Olympics, a distinction currently held by Seoul, which hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics. HERE IS 5 THING THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IT
Number 50:13 - HIGH-TECH OLYMPICS When Tokyo first hosted the Olympics in 1964, the games symbolized Japan's recovery from the devastation of World War II and return to the international community. The high-speed bullet train service, launched the same year, became a symbol of Japan's technological prowess.Half a century later, Tokyo is one of the most futuristic cities in the world, from its smart-card train systems that run like clockwork to electronic toilets with heated seats that baffle some first-time visitors ("How do I flush this thing?' Japan plans to use the 2020 Games to showcase more cutting-edge technology, with robots, instant language translation, self-driving vehicles and high-definition 8K TV all on display.
Number 4 1:10 - DRIVERLESS VEHICLES Japanese company Robot Taxi Inc. is also working on driverless vehicles that visitors will be to ride from stadium to stadium, while Panasonic is creating translation gadgets that can be worn around visitors' necks. Number 31:32 - NEW SPORTS The games will have a different look from a sporting perspective. Baseball and softball, surfing, skateboarding, karate and sports climbing have all been added to the program. Baseball and softball, which are returning for the first time since 2008, and karate are popular in Japan. Surfing, skateboarding, and sports climbing have been added in a bid to appeal to a younger generation of athletes and fans.
Number 2 2:06 - 3D LASER TECHNOLOGY During sporting events, visitors might catch human referees using 3D laser technology to analyse a gymnast's complex motions, allowing them to give out more accurate scores. The same technology will be applied to other subjective Olympics sports including synchronised swimming, diving and new sports such as skateboarding and surfing.
Number 1 2:35 - EARTHQUAKES Then there are the forces that are beyond anyone's control. Tokyo is regularly shaken by moderate earthquakes. They rarely cause any damage in a city where buildings are designed to withstand the shock, but experts warn that a major earthquake could happen anytime. The coast of northeastern Japan was devastated in 2011 when an offshore magnitude 9.0 earthquake spawned a tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and triggered meltdowns at three reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Tokyo hasn't had a massive earthquake in nearly a century, since a magnitude 7.9 quake and subsequent fires killed 140,000 people in 1923, so it may be overdue, although the timing of earthquakes is unpredictable.