The 2020 Games will also be the second of three consecutive Olympics to be held in East Asia, the first being in Pyeongchang County, South Korea in 2018, and the next in Beijing, China in 2022.

[104] As a result of these changes, a list of eight sports was unveiled on 22 June 2015, consisting of baseball/softball, bowling, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, surfing, and wushu. [85][86], As determined by a 2009 IOC ruling that banned international torch relays for any future Olympic Games,[87] the 2020 Summer Olympics torch is scheduled to only visit the two countries of Greece and the host nation Japan. Tokyo Olympiad [113] On 5 February 2020, the Japan Sumo Association confirmed that it would participate in the Nippon Festival, with plans to host a special two-day exhibition sumo tournament at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan shortly after the conclusion of the Olympic Games but before the start of the Paralympic Games. [105] On 28 September 2015, the organizers submitted their shortlist of five proposed sports to the IOC: baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding. [144][145], Russian and South Korean officials took issue with a map of the torch relay on the Games' official website, which depicted the disputed Liancourt Rocks (territory governed by South Korea) and Kuril Islands (territory governed by Russia since 1945) as part of Japan. Baseball/softball, 4 other sports make Tokyo cut", "Tokyo 2020: Test event schedule announced", "Tokyo 2020 unveils its Olympic test event schedule", "Sumo wrestlers throw considerable weight behind Tokyo 2020 Games", "Grand Sumo Tournament Rooting for the Tokyo 2020 Games", "Sumo wrestling coming – sort of – to the Tokyo Olympics", "IOC approve name change to North Macedonia National Olympic Committee", "Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and football World Cup", "Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup", "WADA lawyer defends lack of blanket ban on Russia", "Russia Confirms It Will Appeal 4-Year Olympic Ban", "Tokyo 2020 Unveils Action-Packed Olympic Competition Schedule", "Tokyo Olympics to start in July 2021 after coronavirus rescheduling", "Fewer Russians Could Be a Windfall for U.S. Olympic Business", "FINA back holding swimming finals in morning at Tokyo 2020 Olympics", "Tokyo 2020 swimming finals set for prime-time in United States as agreement reached to hold morning medal races", "Checkered pattern by artist Tokolo chosen as logo for 2020 Tokyo Olympics", "Tokyo Extends an Invitation to "Discover Tomorrow" through 2020 Bid Campaign", "2020 Tokyo Olympic organizers begin soliciting mascot ideas", "Tokyo 2020 lets children choose mascots from 3 finalists", "Tokyo Games organizers introduce mascots Miraitowa and Someity to the world", "Cuddly and cute, but will Japan's Olympic mascots be cash cows? For the Paralympics, see, "2020 Olympics" and "2021 Olympics" redirect here. [139], On 10 December 2018, the French financial crimes office began an investigation of Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, about a 2013 scheme to obtain votes from International Olympic Committee (IOC) members from Africa in support of Tokyo as host for the 2020 Olympics instead of Istanbul or Madrid.

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