Tokyo venues offer innovative opportunities for engagement
The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 visited four venues during its fifth trip (11-13 December 2017) to the Japanese capital to review plans ahead of the Games.
Following the approval of a cluster of urban venues at the recent IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, the Coordination Commission kicked off the tour with visits to both the Aomi and Ariake venues.
The two locations are expected to become symbolic locations for the Tokyo 2020 Games that will engage youth from around the world.
The Aomi Urban Sports Venue will host basketball 3x3 and sport climbing, while Ariake in the Tokyo Bay Zone will welcome BMX racing, BMX freestyle and skateboarding.
In addition to the Ariake and Aomi venues, the Coordination Commission stopped off at the Olympic Gymnastics Centre and canoe slalom course, both of which have enjoyed significant progress recently, with the Olympic Gymnastic Centre expected to become an exhibition hall following the Games.
Tokyo recently achieved a very important milestone with the completion of its first venue at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza. While this is a significant accomplishment for the Organising Committee, it was also symbolic for the Coordination Commission members, as Musashino was one of the first sites they visited at their first Coordination Commission meeting several years ago.