20 Things That Will Get You Excited For The 2020 Summer Olympics
Start writing a post

20 Things That Will Get You Excited For The 2020 Summer Olympics

With the completion of the winter Olympics, all the crazy wins and comeback stories swirling around, I can’t help but get excited for the next Olympics in the summer of 2020.

20 Things That Will Get You Excited For The 2020 Summer Olympics
Ben Cheung on Pexels

With the closing of the ever so exciting and historic 2018 Winter Olympic, we can't help but look ahead to the 2020 Summer Olympics.

It’s really not about who gets the most medals, but more the concept that while nations may not agree on certain policies or laws, their athletes can come together and put on an amazing competition for all of us NARPs to watch! Honestly, I would love to be an Olympic athlete not only for the cool swag but also to meet so many new people in a fun and exciting new place!

Here are 20 facts to get you hype for the 2020 Olympics (even though they’re two years away):

1. It’s the third time the Olympics will be hosted in Japan and the second time in Tokyo!

2. The country’s primary school-aged children will be designing the mascot

3. The emblem represents “unity in diversity”

4. North Korea is expected to compete

5. There will be two zones that intersect to form an infinity sign, with the Athlete’s Village at the center

6. More than 11,000 athletes and 206 nations are expected to compete

7. Skateboarding will become an Olympic sport

8. The medals will be made out of recycled precious metals

9. There will be the addition of surfing, sport climbing and karate – making the total amount of sports reach 33

10. The new Olympic Stadium will be constructed on the same site as the original Olympic stadium

11. There will be 15 new events added to already existing sports such as swimming, basketball, and fencing

12. The Tonga’s shirtless flag bearer will return!

13. Team USA gymnastics is in turmoil after a sex abuse scandal

14. Many landmarks – Imperial Palace Gardens and the Fuji International Speedway – will serve as venues

15. Team USA will be back to try to top its record breaking 121 medals

16. Michael Phelps may have retired, but Katie Ledecky will be back and ready for action

17. The U.S. women’s soccer team will be back looking for redemption

18. There have been promises that this will be the most futuristic Olympics yet

19. Organizers want sports fans to come and stay to enjoy the city, therefore marketing the city as safe and easy to travel.

20. The designs for the new Olympic stadium do not show where the cauldron will be – so it remains a surprise for now

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Panic! At The Disco Announces Breakup After 19 Years

Band Makes Breakup Announcement Official: 'Will Be No More'

panic at the disco

It's the end of an era. Originally formed in 2004 by friends in Las Vegas, Panic! At The Disco is no more.

Brendon Urie announced on Instagram that the band will be coming to an end after the upcoming Europe tour. He said that he and his wife are expecting a baby, and the life change weighed heavily in his mind to come to this decision. "Sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin," he said.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Odyssey's response writer community is growing- read what our new writers have to say!


Each week, more response writers are joining the Odyssey community. We're excited to spotlight their voices on as they engage in constructive dialogue with our community. Here are the top three response articles of last week:

Keep Reading... Show less

To Mom

There are days when you just need your mom

To Mom

There really is no way to prepare yourself for the loss of someone. Imagine that someone being the one who carried you for 9th months in their belly, taught you how to walk, fought with you about little things that only a mother and daughter relationship could understand. You can have a countless number of father figures in your life, but really as my mom always said, " you only get one mom."

Keep Reading... Show less

The Way People In Society are Dating is Why I Don't Date

I need someone to show that they want me for me, not that they're using me to chase the idea of being in a relationship.

The Way People In Society are Dating is Why I Don't Date

You hear your phone go off. He's asking you to hang out. Then, of course, you get the advice of your friends to decipher this text. Is it just hanging out or is it more than hanging out? You've probably done this at least once in your life or at least seen a tweet where someone posted their screenshots with a potential love interest.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Winter Break As Told By 'Friends'

Is a month at home too much to handle?


If you're anything like me, winter break is a much-needed light at the end of the tunnel after a long, stressful semester. Working hard for 15 weeks can really take a toll on a person mentally, physically AND emotionally. It's a nice change of pace to be back at home with your family and friends, but after a couple weeks, it can get, well... boring.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments