千葉県Chiba Prefectural Government

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Update:December 1, 2017

Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Information

1 Tokyo 2020 Overview Outline of the Organisational Plan

Olympic Games

Official Name:
Games of the XXXII Olympiad

Dates:
Friday, 24 July ‒ Sunday 9 August 2020

Number of Sports:
33

Paralympic Games

Official Name:
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Dates:
Tuesday, 25 August ‒ Sunday 6 September 2020

Number of Sports:
22

2 Events to be held in Chiba

 Introductory Brochure for Events to be held in Chiba Prefecture(Olympic Sports)-(PDF:2,080KB)

Introductory Brochure for Events to be held in Chiba Prefecture(Paralympic Sports)-(PDF:1,575KB)

 Olympic Sports

 <Fencing>
An event where two competitors face off on a rectangular game field called a piste and attack or defend with weapons (swords). Electrical circuits are embedded in the weapons (swords) and protective gear used, and lamps light up when an attack is successful. There are three events: "foil", "épée" and "sabre".

 <Surfing>
Multiple competitors compete at the same time within a time limit to
determine the winner. You can earn High scores by identifying good waves and performing difficult turns and aerials (techniques that take The surfboard into the air).

 <Taekwondo> 
Taekwondo has been held as an official event since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Athletes can attack using their hands and feet, but the event is characterized by attacks with the feet. Whether an attack is valid or invalid is determined mechanically by the electronic sensors attached to the competitors' protectors.

<Wrestling>
This is an event in which two competitors battle with their bare hands in a 9m diameter circle on the mat.Both competitors defend and attack with tackles And throwing techniques in a low position. "Greco-Roman style" is a battle using only the upper body, while in "Freestyle" you can attack any part of the body.

Paralympic Sports

<Goalball>
Goalball is an event contested by visually impaired competitors, with teams of three battling it out wearing eye shades. Teams attack on the court by rolling, bouncing and throwing a 1.25 kg ball, with a bell inside, into the opposing team's goal. They compete over two 12-minute halves. The defenders listen to the sound of the bell and the footsteps of their opponents, and defend using their whole bodies.

<Sitting Volleyball>
Sitting Volleyball is a six-person volleyball game where players must keep part of the body, between the buttocks and the shoulder, in contact with the court at all times. The ball is the same as a standard volleyball, but the court is narrower than a standard court and has a lower net. A match is 5-sets of first to 25 points (first to 15 points in the 5th set) with no right to serve.

<Taekwondo> 

 There are two events: gyeorugi (sparring for competitors with physical disabilities) and poomsae (forms for competitors with intellectual disabilities), At the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020, gyeorugi will be officially adopted! Just like Taekwondo, you will want to watch the spectacular kicks.

<Wheelchair Fencing>
A fencing competition that takes place with wheelchairs fixed to a platform called a piste. The uniforms, swords and masks used are the same as in standard fencing. There are three events ‒ "foil", "épée" and "sabre" ‒ divided into two classes depending on the type and extent of disability

3 Competition venues

Makuhari-Messe

This complex convention facility opened in 1989. It consists of three facilities - the "International Exhibition Hall", "International Conference Hall" and "Makuhari Event Hall" - the largest music events and cultural events in Japan are held there.

Olympic Sports:
Fencing, Taekwondo, Wrestling

Paralympic Sports:
Goalball, Sitting Volleyball, Taekwondo,Wheelchair Fencing

 

Tsurigasaki Beach Surfing Venue

Located at the southernmost end of Kujūkuri Beach, the wave front along this coast, generates strong waves. International surfing competitions are held  here, and professional and advanced surfers gather here.   

Olympic Sports:
Surfing

 

 

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