(NOC of Turkey)
(ATR) The venue for archery is the first facility ready for competition for the 2020 Olympics.
The Yumenoshima Park Archery Field is situated on the site of a former landfill. The event venue is approximately 21 minutes away from the Olympic Stadium.
The venue was originally forecast to be finished in May. Construction was complete in February.
Following the games, the facility will be used for hosting Japanese archery tournaments and workshops.
The archery field venue was opened by honorary President of the Japan Archery Federation Princess Tsuguko, along with Governor Yuriko Koike of Tokyo. IOC Vice President and President of World Archery Dr. Ugur Erdener also made an appearance.
"This archery field will be the center of Japanese archery tournaments and workshops after Tokyo 2020. I hope that archery will be a tool for people to socialize," said Princess Tsuguko.
There will be a total of eight new competition venues used for next year’s games, with the remaining venues being renovated facilities.
To celebrate the venue’s opening Japanese athletes including two-time Olympic medalist Hiroshi Yamamoto took aim at balloons.
The archery test event, “Ready Steady Tokyo”, is scheduled from July 12-18.
Written by Greer Wilson.
For general comments or questions, click here.
Your best source of news about the Olympics is www.aroundtherings.com, for subscribers only.