Saturday, 28 October 2017 10:31

1000 Days Until Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Today marks 1000 days until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the first Olympic Games at the senior level for sport climbing. Tokyo 2020 staged a "1,000 Days To Go" event to celebrate the occasion, which 15,000 people attended.

The main street of Tokyo’s famous Nihonbashi district was decorated with new graphics and turned into a giant sports field for the day. A short climbing wall was erected, and IFSC athletes Akiyo Noguchi and Miho Nonaka were on-site representing sport climbing. After watching demonstrations by athletes, the public had the opportunity to learn about and practice some of the sports making their first appearance in the Olympic Games in 2020.

2017 Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 1000 Days To 2 Go Countdown© Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association.

Marking the start of the countdown, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced today that five million people throughout Japan have already taken part in more than 14,000 Games-related actions in the Tokyo 2020 Nationwide Participation Programme, launched last year.

Visit the Tokyo 2020 Facebook page for videos of the event, and click below to watch a preview of sport climbing on the Olympics Facebook page. More information about the event can be found here.

Olympic Facebook Sport Climbing Presentation 2017

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