Tennis was part of the Summer Olympic Games program from the inaugural 1896 Summer Olympics, but was dropped after the 1924 Summer Olympics due to disputes between the International Lawn Tennis Federation and the International Olympic Committee ...
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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 ...
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The Japan Open (currently sponsored by Rakuten) is a men's tennis tournament held in Ariake Tennis Forest Park with its center court Ariake Coliseum, located in Koto, Tokyo, Japan. In 2018, the venue switched to the Musashino Forest ...
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 A bid from Rome was withdrawn.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 ...
Tennis was first contested as a Summer Olympic sport in the 1896 Olympic Games, held in Athens. In the inaugural Olympic Games, only two tournaments were played: men's singles and men's doubles. Women were allowed to start to compete in ...GamesGoldSilverBronze2020 Tokyo detailsAlexander Zverev GermanyKaren Khachanov ROCPablo Carreño Busta Spain2016 Rio de Janeiro detailsAndy Murray Great BritainJuan Martín del Potro ArgentinaKei Nishikori Japan2012 London detailsAndy Murray Great BritainRoger Federer SwitzerlandJuan Martín del Potro Argentina2008 Beijing detailsRafael Nadal SpainFernando González ChileNovak Djokovic Serbia
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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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This was the 13th appearance of men's doubles tennis. The event has been held at every Summer Olympics where tennis has been on the program: from 1896 to 1924 and then from 1988 to the current program. A demonstration event was held in 1968. The American pair of Bryan brothers, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, had been the top seed in 2004 but exited in the quarterfinals. They were again the number one seed in Beijing. The 2004 gold winning pair of Fernando González and Nicolás Massú returned, as did German silver medalists Nicolas Kiefer and Rainer Schüttler and Indian fourth-place finishers Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes. 2000 gold medalist Daniel Nestor of Canada competed once again with 2004 partner, Frédéric Niemeyer. Each of the Big Threecompeted, but expectations of them in the doubles were not particularly high. Serbia made its debut in the event. France and Great Britain each made their 10th appearance in the event, tied for most of all nations.
Qualification for the men's doubles was primarily through the ATP ranking list of 9 June 2008. Nations had been able to enter two pairs (four players) in the event since the 2004 Games. Each nation was limited to a total of 6 male players in the singles and doubles events combined, so nations with 4 singles players could add only 2 more in doubles. The men's doubles draw was 32 pairs (64 players), with most of the pairs coming from the singles event where nations had 2 or 4 players. There were 10 quota places for direct qualification to the doubles event, based on world ranking. The ITF allocated 12 places based on ranking and continental and national representation (bringing the total number of male tennis players to 86).
The competition was a single-elimination tournament with a bronze medal match. Matches were best-of-3 sets, except for the final which was best-of-5 sets. Tiebreakerswere not played in the final set.
For the Summer Olympics, there are 15 venues that have been used for tennis.This counts separately the two different venues of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon: The original Worple Road venue (now used by Wimbledon High ...
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 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