2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPICS GOLD MEDAL
2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPICS SILVER MEDAL
2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPICS BRONZE MEDAL
Well, it’s almost here. The Greatest of all the World Olympians will gather in Tokyo, Japan and only one will be Crowned for their dedication and display of his or her wonderful athleticism as the best of the best. The best in your Sporting Event? Who will it be?
And in AMAZING JAPAN!
AND IN TOKYO!
One of the best Venues in the World for the 2020 Olympic Games!
Folks, it’s time to get excited. These action packed events are almost upon us. A year will vanish like water poured into a glass. A year is nothing. A year is no time at all. Yes, in less than a year, the Real Excitement will begin and it will be upon all of us. And I hope you get a chance to watch all the Athletes, the beginning entrance and ending ceremonies. And to be able to watch all these wonderful men and women who will be performing and coming to Tokyo from all over the World in hopes by first making an Olympic Team and then claiming one of those absolutely beautiful Olympic Medals. And in some cases, there is so very little difference from the Winner and the person that comes in last. I mean in some cases, it is only hundreds of a second. And maybe just half a second or maybe one single full second. But that time is like an eternity from what happens to the Winner. He or She will be Pulled Up on High and be anointed the best of the best. A grand thing indeed.
THE BEST OF THE VERY BEST!
No other words can be said. The best of the BEST! In all the World. And who will come away from Japan with a Medal around his or her neck?
This is not a Political Stage.
It is an Athlete Stage. And all the trials and tribulations and preparations that have taken place for years and now, the last days leading up to 2020. Less than a year now.
And if that doesn’t get your athlete in your wake-up, then it just might not ever get woke up.
But will the Lightning Boy’s Record in the Men’s 100 Meter and 200 Meter fall? And which other Records will fall?
Osain Bolt! And will his amazing Olympic Records fall? Well, here’s some hands that will compete to see if they can get to the Top of Mt. Olympus. Right? lol
100 Meters Current Rankings and speeds! The Sub 10 Second Crowd!
|1||9.81||-0.1||Christian COLEMAN||06 MAR 1996||USA|
|2||9.86||+0.9||Noah LYLES||18 JUL 1997||USA|
|2||9.86||+0.8||Divine ODUDURU||07 OCT 1996||NGR|
|4||9.87||-0.1||Justin GATLIN||10 FEB 1982||USA|
|5||9.93||+0.8||Cravon GILLESPIE||31 JUL 1996||USA|
|5||9.93||+0.5||Akani SIMBINE||21 SEP 1993||RSA|
|5||9.93||+1.9||Arthur CISSÉ||29 DEC 1996||CIV|
|8||9.95||+0.5||Zharnel HUGHES||13 JUL 1995||GBR|
|9||9.96||+0.4||Yohan BLAKE||26 DEC 1989||JAM|
|9||9.96||+1.7||Aaron BROWN||27 MAY 1992||CAN|
|11||9.97||+0.9||Reece PRESCOD||29 FEB 1996||GBR|
|11||9.97||+0.8||Abdul Hakim SANI BROWN||06 MAR 1999||JPN|
|13||9.98||+1.0||Roberto SKYERS||12 NOV 1991||CUB|
|13||9.98||+1.3||Mario BURKE||18 MAR 1997||BAR|
|13||9.98||+0.5||Yuki KOIKE||13 MAY 1995||JPN|
|13||9.98||+1.1||Andre DE GRASSE||10 NOV 1994||CAN|
|17||9.99||+1.8||Isiah YOUNG||05 JAN 1990||USA|
And who’s gonna take down this amazing record? You? Yes, who? Well, here’s some some that will be trying-
200 Meters Current Rankings and Speeds! The Sub 20 Second Crowd!
|1||19.50||-0.1||Noah LYLES||18 JUL 1997||USA|
|2||19.70||+0.7||Michael NORMAN||03 DEC 1997||USA|
|3||19.73||+0.8||Divine ODUDURU||07 OCT 1996||NGR|
|4||19.82||-0.8||Kenneth BEDNAREK||14 OCT 1998||USA|
|5||19.87||-0.1||Alex QUIÑÓNEZ||11 AUG 1989||ECU|
|6||19.88||+0.9||Zhenye XIE||17 AUG 1993||CHN|
|7||19.91||-0.6||Andre DE GRASSE||10 NOV 1994||CAN|
|7||19.91||+0.6||Christian COLEMAN||06 MAR 1996||USA|
|9||19.93||+0.8||Cravon GILLESPIE||31 JUL 1996||USA|
|10||19.95||-0.1||Aaron BROWN||27 MAY 1992||CAN|
|11||19.97||+0.9||Miguel FRANCIS||28 MAR 1995||GBR|
|12||19.98||+1.5||Alex WILSON||19 SEP 1990||SUI|
|13||19.99||+1.3||Ramil GULIYEV||29 MAY 1990||TUR|
And who will it be? Yes, who will walk away with which Olympic Medal?
Will World Records Fall?
Will Olympic Records Fall?
The game is almost upon us all.
And right now is the time to get focused. Very, very focused if you are one of the ones that must push his or her body to its maximum performance. And the World will bow down to your name if you are that individual.
If you walk away with a Medal in Tokyo in 2020, then YOU THE MAN! then YOU THE WOMAN!
OLYMPICS 2020! AND IN TOKYO, JAPAN. Will you be there? Or like millions all over the World, will you be watching a special Athlete? Who? Whom will you be watching?
Will you have a favorite?
Will you follow the best of the best or will you be following your Nation’s Total Olympic Medal Count?
Have you been following the World Championships?
Yes, oh my, I have. And they have been great.
All of the Athletes are now tuning their bodies and minds into that Super Special Place where only the true Olympians will come, show, and then walk away Victorious.
Yes, who is going to be the one that makes folks smile and others just shake their heads in amazement? And I predict that there will be Olympic Records that will fall.
Which Sports will you be following?
Will one of these absolutely beautiful Medals be proudly displayed from around your neck? Will one? Hmm…and the World is already speculating on Who’s the Best of the Best? Who will be declared
And the events? Location and venue capacity. Below is an exert from the following link-
|New National Stadium||Opening and closing ceremonies||60,102||Under construction|
|Yoyogi National Gymnasium||Handball||13,291||Existing|
|Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium||Table tennis||10,000||Existing|
|Tokyo International Forum||Weightlifting||5,012||Existing|
|Imperial Palace Gardens||Athletics (marathon, race walk)||5,000 seated, unlimited standing room along route||Temporary|
|Musashinomori Park||Road cycling (start road races)||Temporary|
Tokyo Bay Zone
|Kasai Rinkai Park||Canoeing (slalom)||8,000||Ready, built for the games|
|Oi Hockey Stadium||Field hockey||15,000||Under construction|
|Olympic Aquatics Centre||Aquatics (swimming, diving, synchronized swimming)||15,000||Under construction|
|Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center||Water polo||3,635||Existing|
|Yumenoshima Park||Archery||7,000||Under construction|
|Ariake Arena||Volleyball||15,000||Under construction|
|Olympic BMX Course||BMX cycling||6,000||Under construction|
|Olympic Gymnastic Centre||Gymnastics (artistic, rhythmic, trampoline)||10,000||Temporary|
|Ariake Coliseum||Tennis||20,000 = 10,000 centre court; 5,000 court 1; 3,000 court 2; 2,000 match courts (8×250)||Existing, renovated|
|Odaiba Marine Park||Triathlon||5,000 seated, unlimited standing room along route||Existing with temporary stands|
|Aquatics (marathon swimming)|
|Shiokaze Park||Beach volleyball||12,000||Temporary|
|Central Breakwater||Equestrian (eventing)||20,000||Existing with temporary infrastructure|
|Aomi Urban Sports Venue||3×3 basketball||5,000||Temporary|
Twelve venues for 16 sports will be situated farther than 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the Olympic Village.
|Camp Asaka||Shooting||Existing, renovated|
|Musashino Forest Sports Plaza||Modern pentathlon (fencing)||10,000||Ready, built for the games|
|Modern pentathlon (excluding fencing)|
|Saitama Super Arena||Basketball||22,000||Existing|
|Enoshima||Sailing||10,000||Existing with temporary stands|
|Makuhari Messe||Fencing||6,000||Existing with temporary stands|
|Baji Koen||Equestrian (dressage, jumping)||Existing with temporary stands|
|Kasumigaseki Country Club||Golf||30,000||Existing with temporary stands|
|Izu Velodrome||Track cycling||5,000||Existing, expanded|
|Izu Mountain Bike Course||Mountain biking|
|Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium||Baseball (opening match)||30,000||Existing, renovated|
|Softball (opening match) |
|Fuji International Speedway||Road cycling
(finish road races, time trial)
|International Stadium Yokohama||Yokohama||Men’s and Women’s preliminaries and quarter-final, Women’s semi-final, Men’s final||10||70,000||Existing|
|Tokyo Stadium||Tokyo||Men’s and Women’s opening round of preliminaries only||4||49,000||Existing|
|Saitama Stadium||Saitama||Men’s and Women’s preliminaries and quarter-final, Men’s semi-final and 3rd place play-off||11||62,000||Existing|
|Miyagi Stadium||Sendai||Men’s and Women’s preliminaries and quarter-final||10||49,000||Existing|
|Kashima Soccer Stadium||Kashima||Men’s and Women’s preliminaries, quarter-final and semi-final, Women’s 3rd place play-off||10||40,728||Existing|
|Sapporo Dome||Sapporo||Men’s and Women’s preliminaries||10||42,000||Existing|
|New National Stadium||Tokyo||Women’s final||2||60,012||Under construction|
AND WHICH EVENTS, AT WHAT TIME? For some good News on this, just try the following link-
And will it be a wonderful time for Nations from all over the World to bring Open Arms of Love and Trust? Will New Bonds amongst Nations take place?
Although the ancient Games were staged in Olympia, Greece, from 776 BC through 393 AD, it took 1503 years for the Olympics to return. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The man responsible for its rebirth was a Frenchman named Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who presented the idea in 1894.
Will there be no eventful events that might maul these amazing Games? I pray nothing will take place to distract from these wonderful games and their true meanings.
And to Japan, I just want to say this-
CONGRATULATIONS AND TAKE HEART IN THIS MOMENT IN TIME WHEN ALL THE WORLD WILL SEE JAPAN AS A GREAT NATION. A GREAT NATION THAT HOSTED THE 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES. WAY TO GO!
And to all the Athletes participating-
CONGRATULATIONS AND TAKE HEART IN THIS MOMENT IN TIME WHEN ALL THE WORLD WILL SEE YOU AND THE WONDERFUL GIFT OR ABILITY THAT YOU POSSESS. GOOD LUCK!
And who are some of the ones that everyone will be keeping their eyes on?
Well, I have been watching a lot of them and here’s a great link to see if your favorite Athlete is in the News for this Amazing Trip to Japan-
And here’s a wonderful glimpse of the Olympics History from-
OLYMPIC HISTORY – FROM THE HOME OF ZEUS IN OLYMPIA TO THE MODERN GAMES
AS A SACRED PLACE USED REGULARLY IN RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES, AS WELL AS PLAYING HOST TO THE ANCIENT GAMES, OLYMPIA WAS AT THE CENTRE OF GREEK CIVILISATION. RENOWNED EXPERT PAUL CHRISTESEN GIVES OLYMPIC.ORG A UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO OLYMPIA AND HOW THE SITE CHANGED AS THE GAMES GREW.
“At its heart the Ancient Olympic Games was a religious festival held in a religious sanctuary,” Paul Christesen, professor of Ancient Greek History at Dartmouth College, USA, explained.
As Christesen went on to say, “it was not just a matter of playing sports”. And central to this concept was the site itself. Olympia lay on the north-western corner of the Peloponnese.
Zeus, King of the Greek Gods, was said to have taken up residence in Olympia around 1200BC when the Eleans conquered the surrounding area. The fearsome deity marked his ascension by hurling a thunderbolt into the sacred grove from his home atop Mount Olympus.
The city state of Elis, the administrative centre of which was about a day’s walk north from Olympia, ran the Games throughout the vast majority of its life cycle, with the Eleans seizing full control from their local rivals the Pisatans in 572BC. Despite the stadium accommodating more than 40,000 people during the height of the Games’ popularity in the second century AD, it always remained a deeply rural setting.
“We know that they actually planted the stadium with wheat,” Christesen said. “It was a big empty space that wasn’t being used most of the time, so except in the run-up to the Games, when they got it all cleaned up, it was just a wheat field.”
From the first edition in 776BC until 550BC, the Games took place among the sanctuary itself. The sacred olive tree of Zeus, from which the victory wreaths were cut, marked the finishing line for all races. The first stadium, a simple affair using the natural embankments of the surrounding hills, remained within the deified area too. The discovery of more than 150 wells dating to this time indicates that even this early in the life of the Olympic Games, they attracted considerable attention.
By the mid fourth century BC the third incarnation of the stadium was built. Spacious and with the look and feel of a more modern venue, spectator attendance grew by around 50%. The position of the stadium had been shifted, with events no longer finishing at the altar of Zeus.
However, the site lost none of its religious potency during the vast majority of the 1000-plus years of the Ancient Games, its diversity being key to its survival.
“The Greeks were aggressively polytheistic,” said Christesen. “So while Olympia is a sanctuary to Zeus we know that he wasn’t the only deity worshipped at the site. There were over 70 different altars, you could sacrifice to pretty much anyone you wanted to.”
While the Eleans maintained a permanent presence at Olympia, conducting monthly sacrifices, the site turned, for one week per year, from an essentially peaceful idyll into the mad, riotous centre of Greece.
“Anyone who wanted to get a big audience from all over the Greek world showed up in Olympia. Painters, artists, orators all went there to put their wares on display,” Christesen said.
“We know there was total chaos for a week because anyone who wanted to raise their profile, this was the place and time to do it.”
The fourth incarnation of the stadium came in the first century as, fuelled by the return of chariot racing to the programme in AD17, the popularity of the Games soared. Interest reached a pinnacle in the following century and the fifth and final renovation took place.
Throughout these reincarnations the length of the track in the stadium remained constant. Stories abound as to why it always measured 600ft/192.2m, with the most enchanting being that this was the distance the hero Hercules could run on a single breath.
As well as competition, training took place at Olympia. At first this happened outdoors but during the Hellenistic period (323BC-31BC) the palestra and the gymnasium were built. Home to practitioners of wrestling, boxing, pankration and the long jump, the palestra’s main feature was a large, square inner-courtyard. It was flanked by colonnades and had an extensive bathing system in the adjoining rooms. The gymnasium was an elongated rectangle with space for both the javelin and discus throwers to do their thing. Both buildings were centres of intellectual debate and learning, with philosophers and teachers taking advantage of the shade and abundance of young minds.
By the Roman period these training facilities, along with the rest of the site, had, quite apart from the religious aspect, become a year-round tourist attraction.
“People put up big fancy artworks and dedications, so it became a famous site to go see Greek art,” Christesen said. “Certainly by the Roman period there were people making a living as guides to the site.”
Decline and Revival of the Olympic Tradition
After the Roman Empire conquered Greece in the mid-2nd century B.C., the Games continued, but their standards and quality declined. In one notorious example from A.D. 67, the decadent Emperor Nero entered an Olympic chariot race, only to disgrace himself by declaring himself the winner even after he fell off his chariot during the event. In A.D. 393, Emperor Theodosius I, a Christian, called for a ban on all “pagan” festivals, ending the ancient Olympic tradition after nearly 12 centuries.
It would be another 1,500 years before the Games would rise again, largely thanks to the efforts of Baron Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) of France. Dedicated to the promotion of physical education, the young baron became inspired by the idea of creating a modern Olympic Games after visiting the ancient Olympic site. In November 1892, at a meeting of the Union des Sports Athlétiques in Paris, Coubertin proposed the idea of reviving the Olympics as an international athletic competition held every four years. Two years later, he got the approval he needed to found the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which would become the governing body of the modern Olympic Games.
The Olympics Through the Years
The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. In the opening ceremony, King Georgios I and a crowd of 60,000 spectators welcomed 280 participants from 13 nations (all male), who would compete in 43 events, including track and field, gymnastics, swimming, wrestling, cycling, tennis, weightlifting, shooting and fencing. All subsequent Olympiads have been numbered even when no Games take place (as in 1916, during World War I, and in 1940 and 1944, during World War II). The official symbol of the modern Games is five interlocking colored rings, representing the continents of North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia. The Olympic flag, featuring this symbol on a white background, flew for the first time at the Antwerp Games in 1920.
The Olympics truly took off as an international sporting event after 1924, when the VIII Games were held in Paris. Some 3,000 athletes (with more than 100 women among them) from 44 nations competed that year, and for the first time the Games featured a closing ceremony. The Winter Olympics debuted that year, including such events as figure skating, ice hockey, bobsledding and the biathlon. Eighty years later, when the 2004 Summer Olympics returned to Athens for the first time in more than a century, nearly 11,000 athletes from a record 201 countries competed. In a gesture that joined both ancient and modern Olympic traditions, the shotput competition that year was held at the site of the classical Games in Olympia.
And if you need to reflect on some of the brightest moments in Olympic History, try the following from the following site-