Tokyo 2020: Japan spent $ 10 billion on the Olympics



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Tokyo 2020: Japan spent $ 10 billion on the Olympics

A mind-boggling number for Tokyo 2020, I made it official one year after the conclusion of the Japanese Olympics. The cost of organizing the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, held in 2021 after a year of delay, was set at 1,423 billion yen, equivalent to just over 10 billion dollars.

The initial project listed by the Tokyo committee in 2013, when it was still only a candidate city, was worth around 734 billion yen, equivalent to 5.3 billion dollars. This was ascertained by the Olympic committee at the end of a verification communicated during the last executive meeting, whose dissolution is expected at the end of the month.

The initial cost forecast for the Games was 1.644 billion yen, and the reduction of 220 billion yen. Now, a year later, it will be necessary to assess the use of the facilities built for the event, and the promotion of new sporting events in Tokyo.

According to the final statistics, 11,420 athletes participated in the Summer Olympics, in addition to 4,403 para-athletes at the Paralympics. The absence of crowds and tourists, due to anti-Covid measures, deprived the organizers of earning 90 billion yen, approximately 650 million dollars.

We recall that last year Olympic Games was postponed for the covid-19 global pandemic.

This is the Tokyo 2020 final medal table

Rank-team-gold-silver-bronze-total 1 United States 39 41 33 113
2 China 38 32 18 88
3 Japan 27 14 17 58
4 Great Britain 22 21 22 65
5 ROC 20 28 23 71
6 Australia 17 7 22 46
7 Netherlands 10 12 14 36
8 France 10 12 11 33
9 Germany 10 11 16 37
10 Italy 10 10 20 40
11 Canada 7 6 11 24
12 Brazil 7 6 8 21
13 New Zealand 7 6 7 20
14 Cuba 7 3 5 15
15 Hungary 6 7 7 20
16 South Korea 6 4 10 20
17 Poland 4 5 5 14
18 Czech Republic 4 4 3 11
19 Kenya 4 4 2 10
20 Norway 4 2 2 8
21 Jamaica 4 1 4 9
22 Spain 3 8 6 17
23 Sweden 3 6 0 9
24 Switzerland 3 4 6 13
25 Denmark 3 4 4 11
26 Croatia 3 3 2 8
27 Iran 3 2 2 7
28 Serbia 3 1 5 9
29 Belgium 3 1 3 7
30 Bulgaria 3 1 2 6
31 Slovenia 3 1 1 5
32 Uzbekistan 3 0 2 5
33 Georgia 2 5 1 8
34 Chinese Taipei 2 4 6 12
35 Turkey 2 2 9 13
36 Greece 2 1 1 4
36 Uganda 2 1 1 4
38 Ecuador 2 1 0 3
39 Ireland 2 0 2 4
39 Israel 2 0 2 4
41 Qatar 2 0 1 3
42 Bahamas 2 0 0 2
42 Kosovo 2 0 0 2
44 Ukraine 1 6 12 19
45 Belarus 1 3 3 7
46 Romania 1 3 0 4
46 Venezuela 1 3 0 4
48 India 1 2 4 7
49 Hong Kong, China 1 2 3 6
50 Philippines 1 2 1 4
50 Slovakia 1 2 1 4
52 South Africa 1 2 0 3
53 Austria 1 1 5 7
54 Egypt 1 1 4 6
55 Indonesia 1 1 3 5
56 Ethiopia 1 1 2 4
56 Portugal 1 1 2 4
58 Tunisia 1 1 0 2
59 Estonia 1 0 1 2
59 Fiji 1 0 1 2
59 Latvia 1 0 1 2
59 Thailand 1 0 1 2
63 Bermuda 1 0 0 1
63 Morocco 1 0 0 1
63 Puerto Rico 1 0 0 1
66 Colombia 0 4 1 5
67 Azerbaijan 0 3 4 7
68 Dominican Republic 0 3 2 5
69 Armenia 0 2 2 4
70 Kyrgyzstan 0 2 1 3
71 Mongolia 0 1 3 4
72 Argentina 0 1 2 3
72 San Marino 0 1 2 3
74 Jordan 0 1 1 2
74 Malaysia 0 1 1 2
74 Nigeria 0 1 1 2
77 Bahrain 0 1 0 1
77 Saudi Arabia 0 1 0 1
77 Lithuania 0 1 0 1
77 North Macedonia 0 1 0 1
77 Namibia 0 1 0 1
77 Turkmenistan 0 1 0 1
83 Kazakhstan 0 0 8 8
84 Mexico 0 0 4 4
85 Finland 0 0 2 2
86 Botswana 0 0 1 1
86 Burkina Faso 0 0 1 1
86 Ivory Coast 0 0 1 1
86 Ghana 0 0 1 1
86 Grenada 0 0 1 1
86 Kuwait 0 0 1 1
86 Moldova 0 0 1 1
86 Syria 0 0 1 1