While a lot of us were excited to watch the winter Olympic games that were held in 2018 at PyeongChang. This time around as well the buzz is high surrounding the 2021 games that will be held in Tokyo, Japan. The summer games are the proper Olympic events although there is a huge audience for the winter Olympics around the globe. Here are some of the remarkable facts about the city and the upcoming events Tokyo will host to fill everybody’s appetite.
1. Everywhere there will be robots and advanced technology.
Over the decade’s Japan has presented itself as a region that embraces the culture and the future via advancements in technology. The 2021 Olympics games will also follow the same. There will be face recognition on a large scale, microphone, camera that will be installed en mass to stop any potential illegal activity. The airport will have robotic baggage assistants and several self-driven cars designed to help the massive influx of tourists who are new to the place. Japan has an incredible man-made meteor shower to mark the opening ceremony.
2. Landmarks are stars
Tokyo planners have chosen the routes for the marathon and race-walking event, these routes are marked by iconic landmarks. The serene attractiveness of the Majestic Palace Gardens will preside over the contestants in the Race Walk. Meanwhile, the routes used for the cycling event show the best of both traditional and contemporary Tokyo. Starting from the lively serenity of the Musashionomori park, the cycling event will end at the Fuji international speedway. The race track has a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji. The Olympic events will also show their deep respect to safeguard the culture and tradition.
3. Five extra events
Reflecting on the commitment of the games as several youngsters come to take part, the IOC has decided to add five new events. There are softball and baseball which the Japanese culture has embraced quite enthusiastically in the second half of the 20th century. Rock climbing, skateboarding, and surfing events will be on the list.
4. New medals and old mobile phones.
Small amounts of precious metals are present in Mobile phones. This could be any metal and can conduct electricity which makes mobile phones and other communication gadgets plausible. Japan has been innovative about it and has come up with a program to encourage its residents to recycle the old devices, which will then be mined for these metals. The produce of the program will be used to make the medals that will be given to the winners in the Olympics. But while it is a possible program in sustainability, it helps in another valuable purpose. The 2021 Olympics will be a genuine community effort, the citizens of Japan will be involved in a personal way by donating their gadgets.
5. The city is safe
There were concerns regarding the safety of the tourists during the games held in 2016. The previous Olympic games were held in Rio De Janerio where the crime rate is high, and there were efforts to stop violent crime and theft. In an analysis done in 2017 Tokyo was named as the safest city in the world. The analysis was done based on several factors such as health, personal, and cybersecurity, and also the accessibility to the hospitals and other amenities. With the advanced technology and emphasis on tourist security, any visitor can celebrate when they are in Tokyo for the games.
In characteristic Japanese style, they have effectively merged both traditional attitudes and a taste for acceptance of the contemporary style as they are excited about the opening ceremony. Although the 2021 Olympic Games are months away, Tokyo has made all the preparations to host the games for the 2nd time in the history of the event with great interest and thoughtful vision.