The National Stadium of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 venues on July 03, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will join fans around the world in marking the one-year countdown to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 this week with several promotional activities and athlete appearances. The U.S. celebrations will span the country, with events and publicity tours in New York City, Orlando and Colorado Springs, as well as across the Pacific, with Team USA athletes taking part in celebrations in Tokyo.
The 2020 Games – which run from July 24-Aug. 9, 2020 – will welcome more than 11,000 athletes from 206 expected countries. Athletes will compete in 50 disciplines across 33 sports, for a total of 339 medal events. New to the Olympic program in 2020 is the addition of karate, skateboarding and sport climbing events, while baseball and softball return to the Games after a 12-year hiatus. The 2020 Games marks the second time Tokyo will welcome the world’s greatest athletes, having previously hosted the Olympic Games in 1964.
Less than two weeks after the Closing Ceremony of the 2020 Games, the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take place from Aug. 25-Sept. 6, 2020. The Games will feature 22 sports with 537 medal events, including the debut of badminton and taekwondo on the Paralympic program.
To mark the occasion of one-year out from the 2020 Games, the USOPC is hosting several promotional activities:
- Media teleconference today, July 22, at 11:30 a.m. ET with swimmer Haley Anderson and Para-cyclist Oz Sanchez
- Olympic celebration on NBC’s TODAY on July 23 including sport demos, athlete interviews and more
- A Team USA athlete publicity tour in New York on July 23-24
- Team USA athletes leading a youth sports clinic at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- Colorado Springs – Olympic City USA – hosting a one-year countdown celebration
- "Team USA the Journey, presented by OREO" athlete appearances and social experience in Orlando
- Athlete community outreach activities in Tokyo
- Launch of TeamUSA.org’s Tokyo microsite at TeamUSA.org/Tokyo2020
- One-year out takeover of TeamUSA.org, including exclusive previews, athlete bios, Games info, interviews and photos
- Social activations across Team USA platforms on Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and more
- Diving: David Boudia
- Fencing: Nzingha Prescod, Nicole Ross
- Rugby: Naya Trapper
- Shooting: Kim Rhode
- Skateboarding: Tom Schaar, Shaun White, Brighton Zeuner
- Soccer: Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger
- Sport Climbing: Alex Johnson, Ashima Shiraishi
- Track and Field: Erik Kynard
- Volleyball: Foluke Akinradewo
- Wrestling: Jordan Burroughs, Helen Maroulis
Olympic City USA celebrates the Olympic milestone July 24
- Dedicated Tokyo microsite with sport previews, news, team roster and more at TeamUSA.org/Tokyo2020
- Sports the U.S. has already secured Olympic quota spots in with one year to go
- Twenty athletes to watch who could make their Olympic debuts in Tokyo
- Features on athletes in the five sports making their debut or return to the Olympic program
- Twenty things to know about the city of Tokyo and what makes the 2020 Games unique
- Breaking down the mixed-gender events debuting at the 2020 Games and Team USA's outlook
Social activations across the Team USA platforms
Team USA social channels will celebrate the one-year out milestone with new content and a focus on introducing fans of Team USA to Tokyo 2020 hopefuls in unique, engaging ways, including:
- One-year out graphic treatment across all social platforms
- Infographics introducing Team USA fans to summer athletes and sports
- On-the-ground updates from the TODAY set and athlete appearances in New York City
- Behind-the-scenes content from summer athletes training across the world
USOPC partner and Olympic Games broadcaster NBCUniversal will celebrate the one-year countdown over the next two days, July 23-24, by utilizing its unmatched portfolio of assets to connect Olympic fans with the Games, the host city and the athletes they love to cheer. From sport demonstrations and athlete visits on TODAY to a company-wide promotional roadblock to interviews with NBC Olympics primetime host Mike Tirico live from Tokyo, NBCU will leverage its abundant and diverse platforms to build excitement for the 2020 Olympic Games with a host of promotional and editorial initiatives.