The Tokyo 2020 Playbook is the key document for your stay in Japan, explaining the rules you need to follow and how to prepare for the Games.

In advance of your arrival, check out our resources on staying #MentallyFit, how to Beat the Heat, and the prevention of competition manipulation.

Our team on the ground in Tokyo are continuing to prepare and conduct operational tests to make sure that everything is ready for you.


The Athletes and Officials Playbook is designed to ensure that you have all the information regarding the COVID-19 countermeasures at your fingertips ahead of your stay in Tokyo. It informs you of the documents you need to prepare in advance, how COVID-19 testing will work in Tokyo, and much more. It’s vital you read it to keep yourself and others safe.

Download the Athletes and Officials Playbook

Dealing with COVID-19

Tokyo 2020 will be a Games edition like no other, but vital COVID-19 countermeasures have been put in place to keep you and your fellow athletes safe. Our operations team on the ground in Japan are continuing to prepare for the Games, and you can read our expert-led advice on COVID-19 directly from the Athlete365 website.

Beat the Heat

With temperatures expected to be high in Japan, every athlete will be affected by the warm weather, no matter your sport. That’s why it’s vital that you know how to Beat the Heat. Put together by an expert working group, our collection of tips and advice will help you adapt to the environment, maintain your performance and protect your health.

Mental health

Competing at the highest level can also be mentally draining, particularly following the added pressures and concerns around COVID-19 over the past 18 months. That’s why, for Tokyo, we’ve launched the Mentally Fit helpline, which will be available 24 hours a day in over 70 languages during the Games. It’s a free and confidential support system that will put you in touch with expert licensed clinicians, and any athlete who seeks support during Games time will be able to access six counselling sessions for up to three months after the Games.

Mindfulness and getting the perfect night’s sleep

Tokyo 2020 participants can benefit from Athlete365’s Headspace offer and claim a free subscription to the mindfulness app thanks to our partnership with Intel. Good-quality sleep can benefit your physical and mental well-being, as Dr Michael Grandner explains, and Headspace’s app offers advice and support on how you can achieve this.

Also as part of our partnership with Intel, EXOS is providing you with tips and tricks related to mindfulness on Athlete365. These short videos can help you get in the right place mentally to live your life as an athlete more effectively, and support your physical performance.

For further expert-led well-being advice, take a look at our #MentallyFit campaign page.

Safe Sport

For athletes to perform at their best, it’s vital that we, as an athlete community, strive to make sport a safe place to compete. That’s why we have to work together to report all forms of harassment and abuse that affect us and others.

Make sure that you know your rights and who you can reach out to when you see abuse in sport. Our Safe Sport page on Athlete365 offers advice, support and details of your International Federation’s safeguarding policies.

Prevention of competition manipulation

Another important topic to be aware of for Tokyo 2020 is the prevention of competition manipulation, and we have a Reporting Hotline set up so that you can report any suspicious activity at the Games, as well as any instances of harassment and abuse. Read here about how you can help prevent match-fixing and promote the spirit of sport.

Go to our Tokyo 2020 page for important information and exclusive offers to help you make the most of your Olympic experience.