The 5 innovations of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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There's a year left before the celebration of the universal sport begins again, which promises to be a pioneer in aspects such as technology, architecture and ecological preservation

The five innovations of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

When the organization of an event as important as an Olympic Games arises, in this case the coming ones that will be held in Tokyo 2020, there are always generated news events of all kinds, which seek to generate a positive impact and raise expectations around said fair.

Leer en español: Las cinco innovaciones de los Juegos Olímpicos Tokio 2020

Given that the Japanese capital is an example of development and innovation technology, cultural, structural and ecological, they bet on this in the organization of the upcoming games. Here we present five of the most recent initiatives that were born from the organizing committee of these games and that has the world pleasantly surprised.


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1. Technological revolution

Just to give some examples of the predominance that technology will be, it is enough to review the jrailpass.com article, where it is explained that, in the first place, we must forget about fireworks as a traditional opening element, because in Tokyo, in order to protect the environment, gunpowder will be suppressed and a small satellite will be implemented to create its own meteor shower that will surprise and welcome its Olympic guests.

Also, thanks to this technological avant-garde, "in the Olympic village, humanoid robots will be seen informing and indicating directions of accommodations, events or places of interest. As well as there will be constantly updated holograms, to be able to observe everything that is happening in the Olympic venues", jrailpass.com exposes.

2. Futuristic means of transport

The invention will also be part of the transport in this universal gala, starting with the emergence of some trains of the future that will move at full speed to the fans present at the event. Jrailpass.com details that, "although it will not be operational for commercial use until 2027, the -Maglev Train- will make its debut at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The fastest train in the world has surpassed all current speed records, being able to reach speeds of more than 600 kilometers per hour (374 miles per hour)".

However, not only the trains' technology looks surprising, but they will also say have the so-called taxi-robots, which will be available to athletes, who with a simple identification card (key), will be loaded onto said cars, and without a driver, they will be taken to their destination.

3. Renewed sites

Another element that will shine in Tokyo 2020, is the one that has to do with its sporting scenarios. Jrailpass reviewed that the Japanese government allocated 400 million yen (more than 350 million dollars) to host these Olympic Games. An important part of these funds is destined to the reconstruction of the new National Olympic Stadium, which was demolished in its entirety in 2015 to raise a new giant of sport and innovation.

Although it is true that there have been problems to finish the headquarters due to some nearby buildings and the respective restrictions that this generates, they assure that, when it is finished, it will have the capacity to accommodate 80,000 spectators. Besides that, it will be complemented with other 32 seats, located almost all in the same Olympic Village.

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4. Ecological medal

One of the most important news events that have arisen during these days within the organization of the city, is the one that has to do with the construction of the medals for the event. The organizing committee of the fair, according to an ABC article, said that the prizes will be made entirely with recyclable material, which is why he summoned all the citizens of Japan, to get rid of all their obsolete electronic devices to contribute to this project.

"To manufacture the 5000 medals we are going to need a lot of recyclable material, that is why we have available 2400 collection points for our citizens to take their disposable materials",  explained Koji Murofush, who argued that all this will, of course, be done as a message of preservation of the environment.

5. Prohibition on tobacco

Not only in the field of technology, but these Olympic games have an ecological focus too. Tokyo has taken giant steps, a few days ago the organization also made an extremely significant announcement, which seeks to set a precedent and drive away the vice of snuff of the entire sporting context.

Review the El Universo website, that smoking will be prohibited in any of the venues of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, whether covered or outside, including the perimeter areas that are managed by the organization. "According to the organizers, the veto is stricter than the regulations in force at the last two Olympics events and what is intended from Tokyo 2020 is to leave a legacy of better health for the country and the world in general," the report said.


LatinAmerican Post | Freddy González

Translated from "Las cinco innovaciones de los Juegos Olímpicos Tokio 2020"

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