Inspired by traditional temples and with a lower profile, Kuma's design has a budget of ¥149 billion. [83] The collection of bronze was completed in November 2018, with the remainder estimated to have been completed by March 2019. [35] The complete cancellation would cost Japan 4.52 trillion yen (US$41.5 billion), based on operating expenses and loss of tourism activity. Although several Olympics have been outright cancelled by world wars, including the 1940 Summer Olympics (which were originally awarded to Tokyo, moved to Helsinki after the onset of the Second Sino-Japanese War and ultimately called off amid the wider onset of World War II), this marks the first Olympics to be postponed to a later date instead. With exactly one year to go before the start of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Organising Committee (TOCOG) has at last unveiled the design of the medals that will be awarded at the Games next summer. The intricate designs, which will adorn all 5,000 medals, reflect patterns of light in order to symbolise the energy of the athletes and those who support them. [76], Applications for volunteering at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were accepted beginning on 26 September 2018. A specially assigned selection panel had the difficult task of whittling down more than 400 entries before settling on the ideas presented by Junichi Kawanishi, Director of the Japan Sign Design Association and the Osaka Design Society. [27][28][29], On 30 March 2020, the IOC and TOCOG announced they had reached an agreement on the new dates for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which would begin on 23 July 2021 with the Opening Ceremony, and with the Closing Ceremony to take place on 8 August. A ban was also imposed for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which Japan also hosted. [78] The volunteers at the venues are to be known as "Field Cast", and the volunteers in the city are to be known as "City Cast". [95] The average ticket price is ¥7,700, with half the tickets being sold for up to ¥8,000. [88][89], As determined by a 2009 IOC ruling that banned international torch relays for any future Olympic Games,[90] the 2020 Summer Olympics torch is scheduled to only visit the two countries of Greece and the host nation Japan. After leaving Naraha on 26 March, the torch would commence its main relay around Japan, incorporating all 47 prefectural capitals. [20][21] On 23 March, Canada, Australia and Great Britain said they would withdraw from the Games if they were not postponed by a year. [92][94], The opening ceremony tickets are expected to range from ¥12,000 to ¥300,000, with a maximum price of ¥130,000 for the finals of the athletics track and field events. The 2020 Games will see the introduction of new competitions including 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX, and madison cycling, as well as further mixed events. 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. The disruption caused by postponing the Games is covered by the insurance policy; those likely to make claims for their financial losses include local organisers, sponsors, hospitality firms, and travel providers. They are now calling on business owners, local authorities and the Japanese public to continue donating used household appliances, to reuse the metal for community purposes, including the creation of medals for local sports events across Japan. The designs also represent how athletes strive for victory on a daily basis, as well as the Olympic themes of diversity and friendship. Bronze: red brass (95% copper and 5% zinc) Only the English version of the motto will be used during the Games. [156][157] In early 2019, Italian broadcaster RAI announced its intention to deploy 8K broadcasting for the Games. The IOC voted to select the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics on 7 September 2013, at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, using an exhaustive ballot system. Concerns about the pandemic began to affect qualifying events in early 2020. The East Japan Railway Company (JR East) is also planning a new route near Tamachi to Haneda Airport. Sydney 2000 [13] The boxing qualification tournament was originally planned to be held in Wuhan, China, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, from 3 to 14 February, but instead took place in Amman, Jordan, at the beginning of March. [26] Prime Minister Abe stated that IOC president Thomas Bach responded "with 100% agreement" to his proposal to delay the Games. [168], In Canada, the 2020 Games are scheduled to be shown on CBC/Radio-Canada, Sportsnet, TSN and TLN. The medals, which range in weight from 586 grams for the gold medal to 493 grams for the bronze, reflect the traditions and culture of the host nation. “It is a great honour that my design was selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medal,” Kawanishi said. “It makes me want to strive for a medal myself.”. The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Medal Project are hoping that this drive for a sustainable society will not end with the Olympic medals themselves. [6], There are 13 venues planned for 15 sports located in the vicinity of Tokyo Bay, southeast of the Olympic Village, predominantly on Ariake, Odaiba and the surrounding artificial islands.[6]. In January 2020, concerns were raised about the potential impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on athletes and visitors to the Olympic Games. Silver: pure silver. [142], Alongside the main Emblem blue, the five other colours used in the branding of the 2020 Games are .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}  Kurenai red,   Ai blue,   Sakura pink,   Fuji purple, and   Matsuba green. [150], 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. The exhibition sumo tournament was scheduled to take place on 12 and 13 August 2020, but it was eventually cancelled. None of the candidate cities won more than 50% of the votes in the first round; Madrid and Istanbul were tied for second place, so a runoff vote was held to determine which of the two cities would be eliminated. The title of the neutral banner has yet to be determined; WADA Compliance Review Committee head Jonathan Taylor stated that the IOC would not be able to use "Olympic Athletes from Russia" (OAR) as it did in 2018, emphasizing that neutral athletes cannot be portrayed as representing a specific country.