Tokyo 2020 Facts and figures

Tokyo 2020


  • 205 National Olympic Committees + the IOC Refugee Olympic Team (EOR).
  • 42 competition venues (for the Olympic Games).
  • 33 sports and 32 International Federations.
  • 339 medal events, including 18 mixed/open events.
  • Five new sports have been added to the programme for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, softball/baseball and surfing.
  • As a result, the Tokyo 2020 Games are more youthful and more urban.
Ariake Urban Park © Getty Images 2021


  • The IOC contributes USD 1.7 billion to the success of the Games.
  • The IOC has given up its share of additional domestic sponsorship income arising from the postponement of the Games.
  • The IOC contribution comes on top of the joint work between Tokyo 2020 and the IOC over the past few years, which has resulted in USD 4.58 billion of savings. This includes:
    • USD 2.2 billion saved during the review of the venue master plan.
    • USD 2.1 billion saved from the operational budget through the New Norm.
    • An additional USD 280 million through initial simplifications and optimisation efforts to deliver Games fit for a post-coronavirus world.
  • The IOC has put an envelope of USD 800 million together for its part of the responsibilities for organising the postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, for its own extended operations and to support the athletes and the wider Olympic Movement.

COVID-19 prevention

  • Over 85 per cent of athletes and their support staff staying in the Olympic Village are already vaccinated or have secured vaccination.
  • Over 70 per cent of broadcasters and accredited press will be vaccinated, according to the latest feedback received by the IOC.
  • The Tokyo 2020 key stakeholder Playbooks offer detailed countermeasures, based on science, to mitigate COVID-19 risks.
  • The IOC considered the experiences of more than 54,000 athletes who have competed in over 430 major sports events since September 2020 whilst developing plans for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
  • Elements from all International Federations’ COVID-19-related guidelines have been integrated into the Tokyo 2020 countermeasures, raising the level of safety of the Games for all participants.
  • The IOC Consensus Group on Respiratory Diseases, one of the expert panels involved in Games planning and preparations, reviewed the latest scientific evidence on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in athletes (109 international scientific articles).
Safety measures © Tokyo 2020

Qualification (as of 23 July 2021)

  • Around 11,000 athletes will participate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
  • 29 athletes have qualified as part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
  • Over 1,800 athletes from 186 NOCs have been awarded Olympic Solidarity Tokyo 2020 scholarships.
IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020 © IOC/ Ubald Rutar

Olympic Torch Relay

  • The Olympic Torch Relay travelled through all 47 of Japan’s prefectures over 121 days.
  • 10,500 torchbearers were involved in the Olympic Torch Relay.
  • The Olympic Torch Relay passed through 47 prefectures and 665 municipalities across 121 days.
  • 0 positive COVID-19 cases in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Operations team over the torch’s entire journey across Japan.
Olympic Torch Relay © Tokyo 2020
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