Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games


Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games have been postponed by one year and will take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad were officially announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan during a telephone conference held on March 30, 2020. 


The capital of Japan was the host of the Games in 1964, the first Games held in Asia, and the fourth Games hosted by Japan. Winter Olympics were held in Sapporo in 1972 and in Nagano in 1998 where our greatest Alpine skier of all time Janica Kostelić debuted. The program of the Games comprises 38 sports and one sports branch according to the Croatian sports nomenclature, including the sports proposed by the Organizing Committee of Tokyo Olympics 2020; Karate, Skateboarding, Sports Climbing, Boarding, Baseball and Softball.

The Preparation and Participation Project of the Croatian athletes at Tokyo Olympics 2020 was adopted by the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Assembly in December 2016.


Olympic Candidates for Tokyo Olympics 2020

Zagreb, 23 july 2020. - 26 Croatian male and female athletes with achieved standard for the Olympics symbolically marked one year before the Tokyo Olympics with a joint video that sends a message of togetherness and sincere wishes for helding the Tokyo Olympics 2021 and support to all colleagues, potential candidates who can still winthe Olympic visa.

Lausanne/Tokyo, March 30, 2020 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan formally confirmed the new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad via telephone conference that took place this Monday. Due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Tokyo Olympics 2020 were scheduled to take place next year from July 23rd to August 8th and the Paralympic Games from August 24th to September 5th.

Zagreb, November 9, 2019 – The Day of Japan in Croatia – an exceptionally eventful happening  - was held at the Zagreb Museum Mimara, organized by the Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Croatia, led by the Ambassador Misako Kaji. The Japanese Ambassador, true lover of Croatia and Croatian sports, had the introductory word, followed by the welcoming speeches of partners in the organization of the event - leader of the Croatian Olympic Committee Zlatko Mateša and leader of the Croatian Paralympic Committee Ratko Kovačić. One of the participants was, of course, the Croatian Olympic Academy, whose President Tonči Tadić was also the moderator of an extremely interesting panel-event in Mimara.