The three candidate cities were Tokyo, Istanbul, and Madrid.The applicant cities of Baku and Doha were not promoted to candidate status. A bid from Rome was withdrawn. Host city selection The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to select ...
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The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) gave the first report of preparations in December 2017, with the release of the "Basic Policy" document for the Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies. The document was based upon feedback from experts and opinions of the Japanese public and includes the foundational elements for the positioning and overall concept of the four ceremonies.The Olympic opening ceremony introduced the themes and concepts of the 4 ceremonies, including peace, coexistence, reconstruction, the future, Japan and Tokyo, the athletes and involvement. The opening and closing ceremonies has had three different directors as its Chief Creative Director. Between July 2018 and December 2020, Mansai Nomura, an actor in traditional Japanese theater, was the Chief Creative Director. Normura stepped down from the role and becoming an advisor. Between December 2020 and March 2021, Hiroshi Sasaki was Chief Creative Director, until Sasaki resigned after...
The Japan National Stadium served as the main stadium for the closing ceremony. Demolition of the old National Stadium was completed in May 2015, followed by the construction of the new stadium which began at the same site on 11 December 2016. The stadium was handed over to the IOCon 30 November 2019 for necessary games and ceremony preparations. Capacity during the Olympic Games was 60,102 taking into account press and executive seating areas.
Many sequences of the ceremony were pre-recorded, due to COVID restrictions including traditional Ainudancers from Hokkaido.
A World of Applause
A fireworks show began the ceremonies, while a highlights video played.
Ready to Welcome
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Crown Prince Fumihito entered the stadium while a theme from the film Tokyo Story played.(JST 20:01) The Japanese flag entered into the stadium carried by six people to the music of "Tokyo Story" by Takashi Yoshima: among these were 4 Olympic champions, the winner of the 60 kg event in judo, Naohisa Takato, the first Youth Olympic champion in breaking, Ramu Kawai, the swimmer Yui Ohashi, who won two gold medals on this Games: the first...Estonia – President Kersti KaljulaidFrance – Mayor of Paris Anne HidalgoJapanUnited States – United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-GreenfieldNational Anthem of Japan – Takarazuka RevueOlympic Anthem – Tomotaka OkamotoNational Anthem of France – Orchestre National de France, conducted by Chloé Dufresne; featuring Thomas Pesquet(pre-recorded)
Philip Barker of Inside the Gamesopined that for many athletes and supporters, the tone of the ceremony was dignified and appropriate. Hashimoto stated in a press interview that the flame would "quietly go out", which he felt that "It was an apt description of a dignified and low key Ceremony which conveyed a sense of gratitude that the Games had been able to take place at all." Dominic Patten of Deadline Hollywoodargued that the ceremony was an "uneven mixtape" of contrasts, comparing the low-key "celebration of the culture of the Asian power and brow moping acknowledgement of the pandemic" to the jubilant Paris segment, as well as cliché-filled speech of Thomas Bach. Alan Tyres of The Daily Telegraphdiscussed the IOC updated motto as a sign of things to come. He stated, "The updated Olympic motto of 'faster, higher, stronger – together' fits with how sport is covered and contextualised at this moment in history: inclusion, diversity, justice and a duty of care to the athletes must...
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony (Broadcast) 2021-08-08 19:58-22:20 (JST) (TV program) (in Japanese). Tokyo: NHK. 8 August 2021. Retrieved 12 August 2021. Copyright 2020 IOC/Tokyo2020 and NHK
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Video Game is an Olympic video game developed and published by Sega.The game was originally released in Japan for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in July 2019. However due to the COVID-19 pandemic ...
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The 1964 Summer Olympics were seen as vitally important to the Japanese government. Much of Japan's infrastructure had been destroyed during World War II and the Olympics were seen as a chance to re-introduce Japan to the world and show off its new modernised roads and industry as well as its burgeoning economy. Every Olympics since the first modern games in 1896 Summer Olympics had been committed to film to some extent or another, usually financed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for reasons of posterity. For the 1964 Olympics the Japanese government decided to finance their own film and initially hired Akira Kurosawa who, at the time, was the most famous Japanese director worldwide thanks to films such as Ikiru and Seven Samurai. However, Kurosawa's famous tendency for complete control - he demanded to not only direct the film but the opening and closing ceremonies as well - led to his dismissal. This led to the bringing in of Ichikawa, who had a reputation of coming i...
Ichikawa's vision of the Tokyo Olympics was controversial at the time as it was the opposite of what the Japanese government wanted and expected of the film. Ichikawa presented a film which was very much a cinematic and artistic recording of the events, more concerned with the athletes and spectators, than the straight-forward journalistic, historical recording that was expected by its financiers. As a result, the Japanese Olympic Committee forced Ichikawa to re-edit the picture to better suit their requirements, with the final, re-edited, version clocking in at 93 minutes rather than the original's 165 minutes.
Tokyo Olympiad was released theatrically in Japan on 20 March 1965 where it was distributed by Toho. It had its original 165-minute runtime and included an intermission. The film was released in the United States on 20 October 1965, in its edited format with a 93-minute runtime, by American International Pictures, Pan-World Film Exchange and Jack Douglas Enterprises, and with an added English language narration. The film was later reissued in 1984 by Janus Filmsand Night Kitchen, Inc. with English subtitles at the original 165-minute runtime. A 125-minute cut of the film with English narration is available to view on Youtube via the official Olympics channel. It is titled The Complete Tokyo 1964 Olympics Filmalthough this version is nearly 45 minutes shorter than the original release. As of 2020, a restored, full and unedited version of the original Japanese release is available to view on the Olympic Channel's own website.
The film initially had a distribution income of ¥1,223,210,000 in Japanese theaters, where it drew 7.5million admissions. It was later screened in schools and public halls, drawing a further 16million admissions. This brought its total box office to 23.5million admissions, setting the record for the highest-grossing film in Japan in terms of box office admissions. Its record was later matched by Hayao Miyazaki's anime film Spirited Away(2001). The film is held in very high critical regard and is seen, alongside Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia, as one of the best films about the Olympics and, indeed, as one of the best sports documentaries of all time. Its focus on the humanity of athletes and spectators, showing the physical effort, excitement, joy of victory and disappointment of defeat, rather than simply the recording of results, was seen as highly original, and the use of zoom lenses and close-ups set a new standard for the filming of sports. Based on 11 reviews collected by the film...
It was released in North America on DVD through The Criterion Collection in 2002 but was made out of print in 2007. It would appear on eBay regularly but often at prices around $70. In the UK, it was released through Tartan Videobut was also taken out of print. In 2004, it was released on DVD in Japan through Toho. In addition to the 170-minute theatrical version, there was a 148-minute "40th Anniversary Edition", which was also considered a director's cut. This has not been made available outside of Japan. In 2013, the official Olympic YouTubechannel made a 125-minute edited version with the English narration available on the internet. In December 2017, The Criterion Collection issued on Blu-ray and DVD, under exclusive license from the IOC, 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912-2012, which includes Tokyo Olympiad. Ichikawa's documentary subsequently received a new standalone release. In 2019, the official Olympic Channel's own website made a digitally restored and unedited copy of the...Olympia (1938), directed by Leni Riefenstahl about Berlin 1936La grande olimpiade (1961), directed by Romolo Marcellini about Rome 1960Visions of Eight (1973), an anthology film about Munich 197216 Days of Glory (1986), directed by Bud Greenspan about Los Angeles 1984Tokyo Olympiad at IMDbTokyo Olympiad at AllMovieTokyo Olympiad at Rotten Tomatoes
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Wayde van Niekerk's world record in Rio put this event in the spotlight. This year, van Niekerk was back to defend, but he was not the same after a 2017 ACL injury during a celebrity rugby match. Silver medalist and 2012 Olympic Champion Kirani James was back from the podium on Rio. The 2019 World Championships presented a completely different set of names, Steven Gardiner, Anthony Zambrano and Fred Kerley, but Kerley focused his efforts on the 100m, netting himself a silver medal in that event. Earlier in the season, Randolph Ross joined the sub 44 club. And other than van Niekerk, the fastest personal record in the field belonged to Indoor World Record holder Michael Normanat 43.45 for =#4 all time. The first semi final revealed James was in top form, running 43.88. Immediately behind him, Zambrano became the 18th member of the sub 44 club with 43.93. The other semi finals were a little more sane. Deon Lendoreran 44.93 and didn't make the final. Five members of the sub 44 club wer...
This was the 29th appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. For the first time in Olympic history, no nations made their men's 400 metres debut this Games. The United States made its 28th appearance, most of any nation, having missed only the boycotted 1980 Games.
A National Olympic Committee (NOC) could enter up to 3 qualified athletes in the men's 400 metres event if all athletes meet the entry standard or qualify by ranking during the qualifying period. (The limit of 3 has been in place since the 1930 Olympic Congress.) The qualifying standard is 44.90 seconds. This standard was "set for the sole purpose of qualifying athletes with exceptional performances unable to qualify through the IAAF World Rankingspathway." The world rankings, based on the average of the best five results for the athlete over the qualifying period and weighted by the importance of the meet, will then be used to qualify athletes until the cap of 48 is reached. The qualifying period was originally from 1 May 2019 to 29 June 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the period was suspended from 6 April 2020 to 30 November 2020, with the end date extended to 29 June 2021. The world rankings period start date was also changed from 1 May 2019 to 30 June 2020; athletes who had...
The event continued to use the three-round format introduced in 2004.There were 6 heats, with the top 3 in each heat and the next 6 fastest overall advancing to the semifinals. There were 3 semifinals, with the top 2 in each semifinal and the next 2 overall advancing to the final.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows. The following national records were established during the competition:
Qualification rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 6 fastest times (q) qualified.
Qualification rule: first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified.
- 48 from 33 nations
- 1 August 2021, (round 1), 2 August 2021, (semifinals), 5 August 2021, (final)
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