© IOCOlympic Games News
Date : 15 Dec 2018
Tokyo, Japan, December 14, 2018: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tokyo 2020, will hold 56 test events in all the Olympic sports until May 2020 to ensure that everything runs smoothly when the showpiece event returns to the Japanese capital.
These test events will comprise of both scheduled international sporting events that happen to take place in Japan during the build-up to the Games as well as dedicated test events organised by Tokyo 2020.
There will be 14 dedicated test events held in 2019, beginning with a weightlifting event to be staged at the Tokyo International Forum on July 6-7. Other sports which will hold dedicated test events are:
· Archery, July 12-18, Yumenoshima Park Archery Field
· Cycling, Road, July 21, starting at Musahinonomori Park and finishing at Fuji International Speedway
· Equestrian, Eventing, August 12-14, Equestrian Park/Sea Forest Cross-Country Course
· Triathlon, August 15-18, Odaiba Marine Park
· Hockey, August 17-21, Seaside Park Hockey Stadium
· Sailing, August 17-22, Enoshima Yacht Harbour
· Karate, September 6-8, Nippon Budokan
· Canoe, Sprint, September 12-15, Sea Forest Waterway
· Powerlifting, September 26-27, Tokyo International Forum
· Wrestling, October 3-5, Makuhari Messe Hall A
· Cycling, Mountain Bike, October 6, Izu MTB Course
· Cycling, BMX Racing, October 12-13, Ariake Urban Sports Park
· Canoe, Slalom, October 25-27, Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre
Apart from these dedicated events, scheduled events like 2019 Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open Badminton Championships, July 23-28, at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza and the 2019 World Judo Championships, August 25 to September 1, at the Nippon Budokan will be used as test events for Tokyo 2020.
Two test events have already been completed this year – Sailing’s World Cup Series in September at Enoshima Yacht Harbour and the Japan Swimming Championships at the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre in October.
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