Sports in Tokyo
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. Tokyo is currently bidding to host 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.
Sports teams in Tokyo
- F.C. Korea
- F.C. Tokyo
- Tokyo 23 FC
- Tokyo Soccer Club
- Tokyo Verdy
- Machida Zelvia (Machida)
- Tokyo Musashino City FC (Musashino)
- 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.