Looking Ahead to Tokyo and L.A. Olympics

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The Tokyo Olympics were originally set for 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed them to 2021.

The year 2020 will definitely be a year to remember, mainly because of how the Coronavirus affected us all. It not only changed how we go about our daily lives, but also major events that were planned out. One of the biggest events that was cancelled this year was the Tokyo Olympics. Four years ago, it was announced at the Rio Olympics that Tokyo would host the 2020 Olympics. People were ecstatic when Japan was chosen to host the Olympics. The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe, even made a huge Mario themed entrance (start from 1:46:45) towards the end of the Rio Olympics to show how happy they are to host the games. However, because of the Coronavirus, the Olympics were pushed to 2021. This would be the second time Tokyo would host the Olympics since 1964.

What to Expect at the Tokyo Olympics

Japan will use some of its best venues to host the Tokyo Olympic games. Some of them include the Nippon Budokan, Baji Koen Park, Yoyogi Gymnasium, and the Tokyo National stadium. From these venues we will see sports like aquatics, judo, gymnastics, triathlons and many other games being played there. They will also be introducing new sports such as skateboarding, karate, surfing and climbing. The budget for Japan to spend on the Olympics was up to 7 billion USD, but they ended up spending up to 12 billion USD.

L.A. Preparing for 2028

Although the Tokyo Olympics have not happened yet, plans have already been made for the 2028 Olympics, which will be set in L.A. This has gotten the citizens of LA excited and already preparing for the games. L.A. is home to many talented and famous artists that have made their names here or have come from all over the world to learn and hone their talent here. Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish announced that she will perform when the Olympics arrive in Los Angeles. The city of L.A. is diverse and cultured, and they could not be more excited to prepare for the 2028 Olympics

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