The Tokyo 2020 Olympics In Numbers | CoolJapan

Excited for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Here are fun facts you need to know before the event commences.

New Tokyo National Stadium

The new National Stadium in Tokyo (Photo from: 江戸村とくぞう/ CC BY-SA 4.0)


Number of people expected to visit Japan for the Olympics.


Expected number of Olympic athletes.


Expected number of Paralympic athletes.


New sports being included in the Olympics. These include surfing, sport climbing, skateboarding, karate and baseball/softball.


Number of aquatic events in this edition of the Games, making it the Olympics with the most events.

JPY156.9 billion (about USD1.44billion)

Cost of building a new national stadium in Tokyo for the Games.


Capacity of the stadium. It can also be expanded to 80,000.

3.1 million

Ticket requests for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, which is three times more than the London Paralympics in 2012, which broke records for ticket sales.

JPY2,500 (USD23)

How much the cheapest individual ticket will cost.


Experts estimate that the number of Japanese athletes at the Tokyo 2020 will exceed 500, making it the largest contingent in Olympic history.


Gold medals up for grabs in this edition of the Olympics.


The Tokyo organising committee produced the 5,000 medals with gold, silver and bronze retrieved from electronic waste.

79,000 tonnes

From March 2017 and April 2019, 79,000 tonnes of electronic waste was donated by the Japanese people to make the medals.


This is the fourth time Japan is hosting the Olympics, with the East Asian nation playing host to the Games in 1964, 1972 and 1998 previously.


Organisers say the Olympic Village will feature 21 high-rise buildings, which will house 18,000 beds for the Olympics and 8,000 for the Paralympics.


Official mascots. Miraitowa is the mascot of the 2020 Summer Olympics, and Someity is the mascot of the 2020 Summer Paralympics.

1.2 kg

Weight of the Olympic Torch, which is made mostly of aluminum and is designed with a cherry blossom motif. The Torch Relay will take place over 121 days and travel to all 47 prefectures in Japan. 

121 days

The Torch Relay will take place over 121 days and travel to all 47 prefectures in Japan.


The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has developed an app that translates text to or from 31 languages.

JPY1.35 trillion (USD12.4billion)

Estimated spending on the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. 

More Information: Tokyo 2020 official site

(Cover photo from:  江戸村とくぞうCC BY-SA 4.0)