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

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  • Matea Jelić
    1. mjesto   Sport: Taekwondo   Natjecanje: OI Tokio 2020.
  • Martin Sinković, Valent Sinković
    1. mjesto   Sport: Veslanje   Natjecanje: OI Tokio 2020.
  • Toni Kanaet
    3. mjesto   Sport: Taekwondo   Natjecanje: OI Tokio 2020.
  • Damir Martin
    3. mjesto   Sport: Veslanje   Natjecanje: OI Tokio 2020.

Tokyo, 29 July 2021 - Croatia's most successful rowers Valent and Martin Sinković won the title of Olympic Champions in Coxless Pairs at the extremely demanding, wavy Sea Forest Waterway track in Tokyo.

Tokyo, 26 July 2021 - Taekwondoka Matea Jelić won the gold medal in the category -67kg at the Tokyo Olympics. She was more successful than Britain's Lauren Williams in the final duel, by winning the latter with 25-21.

Tokyo, 26 July 2021 - Croatian Taekwondoka Toni Kanaet won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the category -80kg. It is the first Taekwondo Olympic medal for Croatia in the men's competition.