Why attend the 2020 Summer Games?
Hosted by a different city every four years, the Summer Games are watched intently across the world. The most recent games were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and this time around, the games will take place in Tokyo, Japan. The success of the Summer Games was so great that the Winter Games were created as a result. In each event, a gold medal is awarded for first place, silver for second and bronze medals for third place. Over the years, the games have increased from a 42-event competition with 14 competing nations to 306 events with 206 competing nations. Nineteen different countries have hosted the Summer Games and the 2020 games will be the second time Japan has hosted since 1964. This will make Japan the first city outside of the Western world to host the Summer Games more than once.
Sports featured in the Summer Games include fencing, gymnastics, field hockey, volleyball, tennis, weightlifting, cycling, basketball, wrestling and various water sports from diving and synchronized swimming to sailing and surfing.