A Glance at the Subsequent 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics
Well, the Rio Olympic 2016 has just given viewers and tourists its closing ceremony. However, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are making news already. Considering the event is set for 2020, (four years from now), the IOC (International Olympic Committee) has already made the announcement of the new edition. This will be the second summer Olympics Tokyo will be hosting.
In 1964, Japan happened to be the first country in Asia to host these games; with an aim of showing the world they were not going to be a war-mongering nation. However, the 2020 edition seems more promising in many aspects. This article has covered everything you need to know about the 2020 Tokyo summer Olympics.
In terms of safety, Tokyo has managed to top in the safe cities index in regard to infrastructure, personal safety, health and digital security, thus visitors will have little to worry about. Japan is quite hopeful that this event will display its country’s high tech cool capacity and attract more visitors.
Japan is widely known for its technological advancement and innovation. This is definitely being reflected in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It has just been reported that the medals may be made of recycled electronics. In reference to a current report, the organizers of the subsequent summer Olympics are bent on having medals made from metals of discarded electronics and smartphones.
Driverless Vehicles and Translation Gadgets
This self-driving technology, that is being tested and advanced by vehicle makers all over the world, may as well be a big thing comes the next Olympics. There is a possibility of having driverless taxis when the next Olympics start. This will certainly solve numerous transportation challenges, which the cities hosting Olympics often face during the preparations of the event.
Robot Taxi Inc, is a Japanese firm which is working on self-driving vehicles that visitors will use to move from stadium to stadium. On the other hand, Panasonic has made efforts of creating gadgets that can translate different languages and are worn around the neck.
Tourists, who will be staying close to the Olympic village, have the opportunity to hang out with helpers who are robots. These robots will offer tips on the finest restaurants, transport, entertainment, food options available in Tokyo. Definitely they will also get to encounter other robotic counterparts in different areas. The government aims to spend three times as much on robotics, thus visitors should expect to come across these robots in places where they do not expect, for instance the airports and hotels, where they will be expecting to meet you.
Japan is widely known for providing the world with high quality technology, thus you definitely expect that to be reflected in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Some of the sporting events that were meant to take place in the Rio Olympics 2016, got canceled, however golf made a comeback. During the start of this month, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, made a proposition of 5 new sports. Some few hours ago, there was an announcement made by the international Olympics committee that 5 new sports will be included in the event. Among the five new sports is surfing and baseball, which have already been approved.
During the sporting events, the visitors have an opportunity to spot human referees using the 3D laser technology in analyzing the complex motions of gymnasts, thus enabling them give accurate scores.
Building all the competition venues will need a number of years, and also a city plan that will make the venues appear close together. In respect to the current reports, around seventy five percent of these competition venues set for Tokyo will be located within a five mile range to the athletes village. Of the 37 venues, 22 of them will be purposefully constructed for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 event.
Estimated Cost and Ticket Prices
The Olympics happen to be a huge event; hence countries tend to devote billions to its preparations. Some months back, there was a report that the cost had shoot to 15 billion dollars, which is six times the estimated original amount. Tokyo residents are already facing the vision of footing their own share of the bill, as Japan looks forward to deliver the most remarkable games ever held in history.
According to a Japanese newspaper that goes by the name Nikkei Shiumbun, an average ticket price will be 70 dollars, which is around 7,000 Japanese yen. The subsequent Olympics that will be held in Tokyo are set to commence on the 24th of July come 2020.
Five sports added for 2020 Tokyo Olympics:
To add some gist, Tokyo may showcase a manmade meteorite shower instead of the common fireworks. As at now, the ALE a Japanese space startup intends to bring the show to the road; they will try this idea probably as soon as 2018.
As at now, there are no doubts that come 2020 Tokyo Olympics, you should be prepared for high-tech and cool innovations that will usher the event in style. There are a number of speculations coming from all over, but plans are underway and with the look of things, you certainly should get ready for new and more surprises.