Sports in Tokyo
Tokyo is a major center for sports in Japan. Its professional sports teams compete in baseball, football (soccer), sumo and basketball. It hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics and will the Olympics once again in 2020.
Tokyo hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics. National Stadium, also known as Olympic Stadium, Tokyo is host to a number of international sporting events. With a number of world-class sports venues, Tokyo often hosts national and international sporting events such as tennis tournaments, swim meets, marathons, American futbol exhibition games, judo, and karate. In 2013, Tokyo was announced as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, in Sendagaya, Shibuya, is a large sports complex that includes pools, training rooms, and a large indoor arena.
Tokyo hosted the official 1967 Women's Volleyball World Championship and was one of the host cities for the 1998, 2006 and 2010 editions. Further, it hosted the official 1971 Asian Basketball Championship for men and the official 1982 Asian Basketball Championship for Women.
Sports teams in Tokyo
- F.C. Tokyo (J1 League)
- Tokyo Verdy (J2 League)
- Machida Zelvia (J2 League)
- Tokyo Musashino City FC
- Tokyo 23 FC
- Tokyo Soccer Club
- F.C. Korea
- Hitachi SunRockers
- Toyota Alvark Tokyo (Fuchū)
- Tokyo Excellence (Itabashi)
- Tokyo Apache (Yoyogi National Gymnasium II)
Tokyo was scheduled to host the 1940 Summer Olympics, until they were canceled due to the outbreak of World War II. The city subsequently hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics, which was the first time the Olympic Games were held in Asia. On September 7, 2013, Tokyo was elected as the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics. Tokyo will be the first Asian city to host the Olympics twice.