2020 Summer Olympics: Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan: Current Local Time in Tokyo, Japan: Date, time zone, time difference & time change

The 2020 Summer Olympics will take place from July 24 to August 9 in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, hosting it for the second time.

2020 Summer Olympics: Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan

Opening ceremony

July 24, 2020, 12:00 pm (UTC)

Closing ceremony

August 9, 2020, 12:00 pm (UTC)

Schedule, times and the time difference to UTC

Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of UTC time in summer, so you mostly have to switch on early to watch the summer games live.

Current Local Time in Tokyo, Japan: Date, time zone, time difference & time change

What time is it?

Current local time inTokyo

Time Zone Calculator

Time Zone Converter (Time Difference Calculator)

Compare the local time of two timezones, countries or cities of the world.

Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

How many competitions are there?

During the Olympics, athletes from about 140 countries will compete in 33 different sports, 51 disciplines and a total of 339 competitions. The sports baseball / softball, karate, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing will be added to the programme in 2020.

Venues of the Summer Olympic Games

With a few exceptions, the sports facilities are to be divided between the Heritage Zone in the north and the Tokyo Bay Zone in the south within an 8 km radius around the Olympic village. The Heritage Zone contains 10 competition venues, while the Tokyo Bay Zone consists of 16 venues.

The new Olympic Stadium, which was built on the foundation of the old National Stadium, opened in 2019 and will be the main venue of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The next Summer Olympic Games in 2024 will be hosted in the French capital, Paris. The Olympic Games have already been carried out there twice.

Logo and medals

Due to an alleged copyright infringement of the originally planned logo, the logo selection has been re-tendered and the proposal of the artist Asao Tokolo was selected for Olympia 2020. It represents a Japanese chequered pattern in the traditional colour indigo.

The medals made of recycled metals present the image of the Greek victory goddess, Nike.

Broadcast: What TV networks are broadcasting Olympia?

TV channel Eurosport has the main rights to broadcast the 2020 Olympics, covering almost all of Europe.

Therefore, it will also be the last time that in the United Kingdom the rights are primarily owned by BBC.

Schedule, times and the time difference to UTC

Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of UTC time in summer, so you mostly have to switch on early to watch the summer games live.

The exact dates of the individual sports can be found on the following page:

tokyo2020.org

What origin do the Olympic Games have?

he 2020 Olympics in Tokyo are already the 32nd Summer Olympics of the modern times. However, the event had its origins in ancient Greece more than 2,500 years ago.

Who "invented" Olympia?

Already in 776 BC according to traditions the first Olympic Games should have occurred in ancient times. The competition was invented, according to different sources, either by Herakles Idaios - who possibly represented an early incarnation of the hero and demigod Heracles - or of Pelops.

According to Greek mythology Herakles organized Idaios, a race with his four brothers, which can be considered the origin of the Olympic Games. In another version, the hero Pelops founded the Olympic Games, after King Oenomaus was killed through a betrayal and was plagued by a bad conscience. The three kings Lycurgus of Sparta, Iphitos of Elis and Kleosthenes of Pisa developed the competition as an institution, which was held between 776 and 393 AD. However, so far no archaeological evidence has been found that the Olympic Games already took place in the 8th Century BC, the earliest evidence comes from the period around 700 BC.

Where is ancient Olympia?

The Olympic Games of ancient times were held in Olympia, a sanctuary of the Greek God Zeus, which was located in the ancient region of Elis in the northwestern half island of Peloponnese. There, several temples were built, inter alia, for Zeus and his wife Hera. In addition there was a stadium in Olympia which seated up to 50,000 spectators. The sanctuary of Olympia could not be entered with weapons, in addition it had to be ensured that all participants in the Olympic Games could securely arrive and depart.

What do the 5 rings represent and what do they state?

The symbol of the modern Olympics are the five interlaced rings. It was designed in 1913 by Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympic Games. The rings represent the five continents, to be united together by the Olympic idea. The colors of the rings, blue, yellow, black, green and red, as well as the white background are also found in all national flags of the world.