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  • 2020 By the Book -- Ceremonies


    08/26/13

    Istanbul proposes a stadium on the Bosphorus,  Madrid and Tokyo will stage the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at their athletics venue. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies of Istanbul, Madrid, and Tokyo for the 2020 Games.

    Istanbul
    A rendering of Istanbul's Bosphorus Stadium. (Istanbul 2020)

    Opening Ceremony: Friday, August 7, 2020
    Closing Ceremony: Sunday, August 23, 2020
    Name of venue: Bosphorus Stadium
    Seating Capacity: 70,000
    Venue also used for athletics

    Paralympic Opening Ceremony: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
    Paralympic Closing Ceremony: Sunday, September 20, 2020
    Name of Venue: Bosphorus Stadium
    Seating Capacity: 70,000
    Venue also used for athletics

    Madrid
    A rendering of Madrid's Olympic Stadium. (Madrid 2020)

    Olympic Opening Ceremony: Friday, August 7, 2020
    Olympic Closing Ceremony: Sunday, August 23, 2020
    Name of venue: Madrid Stadium (Olympic Stadium)
    Seating Capacity: 65,000
    Venue also used for athletics

    Paralympic Opening Ceremony: Friday, September 11, 2020
    Paralympic Closing Ceremony: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Name of Venue: Madrid Stadium (Olympic Stadium)
    Seating Capacity: 65,000
    Venue also used for athletics

    Tokyo
    A rendering of Tokyo's Kasumigaoka National Stadium. (Japan Sport Council)

    Olympic Opening Ceremony: Friday, July 24, 2020 
    Olympic Closing Ceremony: Sunday, August 9, 2020
    Name of venue: Kasumigaoka National Stadium (Olympic Stadium)
    Seating Capacity: 80,000
    Venue also used for athletics

    Paralympic Opening Ceremony: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    Paralympic Closing Ceremony: Sunday, September 6, 2020
    Name of Venue: Kasumigaoka National Stadium (Olympic Stadium)
    Seating Capacity: 80,000
    Venue also used for athletics

    By the Book is a series of reports on the 2020 candidate cities, using information provided in the candidate file of each city.

    Written by Nicole Bennett.

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