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 A bid from Rome was withdrawn.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 ...
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 2020 Summer Paralympics (Japanese: 東京2020パラリンピック競技大会, Hepburn: Tōkyō Nizeronizero Pararinpikku Kyōgi Taikai), branded as the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, was an international multi-sport parasports event held from 24 August to 5 ...
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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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The opening ceremony of the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics took place on 23 July 2021 at Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, and was formally opened by Emperor Naruhito. As mandated by the Olympic Charter, the proceedings combined the formal and ceremonial ...
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The qualification pathway for the 2020 Summer Olympics was significantly overhauled and modified from 2016. The men's and women's team events in artistic gymnastics were reduced from five members per team to four, while further allocations were available for up to two specialists. In a further move to link a number of FIG competitions to the Olympic Games, qualification places will now be available based on an aggregate of scores achieved over the Artistic Gymnastics World Cupseries, and the various continental artistic gymnastics championships.
Japan, as the host country, receives a guaranteed spot, in case it were not to earn one by the regular qualifying methods.
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- 324 (114 men, 210 women from 63 nations
- 24 July – 8 August 2021
- Ariake Gymnastics Centre
The 2012 Summer Olympics (officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012) was an international multi-sport event held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, England, United Kingdom.The first event, the ...
Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan was held from 24 July to 8 August 2021. The basketball competitions were held at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, while the 3x3 competitions were held at the temporary Aomi Urban ...
- 352 from 24 nations
- 24 July – 8 August 2021
- Saitama Super Arena, Aomi Urban Sports Park (3x3)
Twenty Two Tunes Live From Tokyo is a live album punk band Toy Dolls recorded during a concert in Tokyo in 1990. Track listing All tracks are written by Michael Algar, except where noted. No. Title Length 1. "Wakey Wakey Intro" 1:46 2. ...
Russia (Russian: Россия, Rossiya, Russian pronunciation: [rɐˈsʲijə]), or the Russian Federation, [b] is a country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia.It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17 million square ...