Citius - Altius - Fortius. Faster - Higher - Stronger is the Olympic Motto. Here are some fun facts about the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics:
*Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic to July 2021
*2nd time for Tokyo to host the Olympics (other time was 1964)
*206 countries competing
*11,091 athletes will compete in 41 different sports and 339 events
*New sports: skateboarding, karate, surfing, sports climbing, 3X3 basketball, baseball/softball (returning from 2008)
*The 68,000-seat stadium, designed by architect Kengo Kuma, cost $1.4 billion.
*Olympic Medals Will Contain Parts Of Old Electronics: Japanese citizens have the chance to make unique contributions to the Games by recycling their old electronic devices, which will be used in the production of the 5,000 Olympic medals to be awarded in Tokyo. The donation of old cell phones and the like not only demonstrates sustainability — it allows the entire nation to offer something tangible to making the Games happen.
*The Number Of Robots Will Be On The Rise: Futuristic AI helper robots have already been deployed at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. These sleek, friendly machines are capable of giving directions, assisting with luggage and simultaneous interpretation in four different languages, according to The Japan Times. The goal is to make it normal to see humans interacting with robots throughout the airport.