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(CNN)Here’s a look at the 2020 Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo, postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The games are scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The Paralympics are scheduled to take place August 24 to September 5, 2021.FactsThis is the second time the Olympics will be held in Tokyo, which previously hosted the Games in 1964. Tokyo led an unsuccessful bid to host the 2016 Olympics. The 1972 and 1998 Winter Games were also hosted by Japan, in Sapporo and Nagano, respectively.Read MoreVenues and Sports MapsInvitations to the games were sent to countries, states and territories represented by 206 National Olympic Committees and to the Refugee Olympic Team. Design and ConstructionOlympic athletes will sleep on these recyclable bedsOlympic athletes will sleep on these recyclable bedsOlympic athletes will sleep on these recyclable bedsJUST WATCHEDOlympic athletes will sleep on these recyclable bedsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Olympic athletes will sleep on these recyclable beds 00:53The Japanese government originally selected British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid to design Tokyo’s new National Stadium, though the project was later given to architect Kengo Kuma following high-profile criticisms and spiraling costs.Kuma sourced more than 70,000 cubic feet of timber from each of the country’s 47 prefectures for the stadium. “We wanted to create something that captures the people’s thoughts on the environment or the Earth at the time,” Kuma told CNN in an interview in June 2019.Athletes competing in the games will sleep on bed frames made of cardboard and mattresses made of plastic to reduce the event’s carbon footprint, according to organizers.TimelineMay 23, 2012 – Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo are announced as the three finalists to host the 2020 Olympics.September 7, 2013 – The winning city, Tokyo, is announced in Buenos Aires. May 7, 2014 – NBC agrees to pay $7.7 billion to broadcast the Olympics through the 2032 Summer Games. The 2032 Olympics will be the 23rd to be broadcast by the network.August 3, 2016 – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) adds five new sports to the games: skateboarding, karate, surfing, sports climbing and baseball/softball.April 2017-March 2019 – The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee launches its “Everyone’s Medal” campaign, calling on citizens to donate devices that could be stripped of their metals for both the Olympics and Paralympics. More than 6 million used cellphones, or around 79,000 tons of used cellphones and other small electronic devices, are collected.February 28, 2018 – The mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic games are announced. According to organizers, the mascots are futuristic superhero creatures with “opposite personalities” but who “respect each other and are very good friends.”July 21, 2018 – The names of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots are revealed. Miraitowa, pronounced “miray-towa,” is the blue and white checked Olympic mascot. The name combines the Japanese words mirai, meaning future, and towa, meaning eternity. Someity, pronounced “soh-may-tee,” is the pink and white Paralympics mascot. Someity is named after the cherry blossom variety Someiyoshino, and the English phrase “so mighty.”August 7, 2018 – The Tokyo 2020 Olympic committee says it will use facial recognition to improve safety and make security lines more efficient for participants — a priority because high temperatures are expected. All accredited individuals, including athletes, officials, staff and press, will have their facial images stored in a database and matched upon entry. NEC Corporation is providing the software.July 24, 2019 – The newly designed medals are presented. They have a pebble-like appearance and measure 8.5 centimeters in diameter. All medals will be produced from gold, silver and bronze (in this case, copper and zinc) stripped from donated cellphones and other electronics.December 4, 2019 – According to a Greenpeace report, high-level radiation hot spots can be detected at a sports complex in Japan’s northeastern Fukushima prefecture, where the Olympics torch relay will begin on March 26, 2020. In response to the report, Japan’s environment ministry says it conducted further decontamination. Radiation monitoring at the stadium will also be enhanced.December 15, 2019 – The stadium that will host the opening and closing ceremonies at the Olympics and Paralympics is inaugurated. The 68,000-seat stadium, designed by architect Kengo Kuma, cost 157 billion yen ($1.4 billion).January 10, 2020 – Three-page guidelines handed out by the IOC warn athletes not to protest on the field, on the medal stand, in the Olympic Village or during the Opening or Closing Ceremonies. The new guide also covers political signs and armbands.March 12, 2020 – The lighting ceremony takes place in Olympia, Greece. Due to fear of coronavirus exposure, the audience is kept small. The relay through the country is suspended the next day because large crowds cause the same concern. The Torch Relay is scheduled to travel to all 47 prefectures in Japan over 121 days beginning March 26, 2020.March 24, 2020 – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the IOC agree to postpone the Olympics until 2021. It is also announced that the event will still be dubbed Tokyo 2020 despite the postponement.March 30, 2020 – The IOC announces that the Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8 in 2021. December 22, 2020 – The organizing committee says the postponed games are set to cost $15.4 billion, $2.8 billion more than initially projected. The updated budget includes $900 million for pandemic countermeasures.10 athletes to keep an eye on in 202010 athletes to keep an eye on in 202010 athletes to keep an eye on in 2020JUST WATCHED10 athletes to keep an eye on in 2020ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

10 athletes to keep an eye on in 2020 02:38 Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artworkHide Caption 1 of 20'Paralympian' by graphic designer Goo Choki Par'Paralympian' by graphic designer Goo Choki Par Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Paralympian’ by graphic designer Goo Choki ParHide Caption 2 of 20'Wild Things -- Hachilympic' by Tomoko Konoike'Wild Things -- Hachilympic' by Tomoko Konoike Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Wild Things — Hachilympic’ by Tomoko KonoikeHide Caption 3 of 20'Horseback Archery' by Akira Yamaguchi'Horseback Archery' by Akira Yamaguchi Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Horseback Archery’ by Akira YamaguchiHide Caption 4 of 20'Fly High!' by Shoko Kanazawa'Fly High!' by Shoko Kanazawa Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Fly High!’ by Shoko KanazawaHide Caption 5 of 20'Beyond the Curve (Five Thousand Rings)' by Chihiro Mori'Beyond the Curve (Five Thousand Rings)' by Chihiro Mori Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Beyond the Curve (Five Thousand Rings)’ by Chihiro MoriHide Caption 6 of 20'Offense No 7' by Tomoyuki Shinki'Offense No 7' by Tomoyuki Shinki Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Offense No 7′ by Tomoyuki ShinkiHide Caption 7 of 20'Flow line' by Daijiro Ohara'Flow line' by Daijiro Ohara Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Flow line’ by Daijiro OharaHide Caption 8 of 20'Olympic Stadium' by Philippe Weisbecker'Olympic Stadium' by Philippe Weisbecker Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Olympic Stadium’ by Philippe WeisbeckerHide Caption 9 of 20'The Games People Play' by Chris Ofili'The Games People Play' by Chris Ofili Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’The Games People Play’ by Chris OfiliHide Caption 10 of 20'Ludus' by Viviane Sassen'Ludus' by Viviane Sassen Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Ludus’ by Viviane SassenHide Caption 11 of 20'Extreme Revelations' by Theseus Chan'Extreme Revelations' by Theseus Chan Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Extreme Revelations’ by Theseus ChanHide Caption 12 of 20'Open' by Koji Kakinuma'Open' by Koji Kakinuma Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Open’ by Koji KakinumaHide Caption 13 of 20'Space Kicker' by Shinro Ohtake'Space Kicker' by Shinro Ohtake Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Space Kicker’ by Shinro OhtakeHide Caption 14 of 20'The Sky Above the Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa' by Hirohiko Araki'The Sky Above the Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa' by Hirohiko Araki Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’The Sky Above the Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa’ by Hirohiko ArakiHide Caption 15 of 20'Now it's your turn!' by Naoki Urasawa'Now it's your turn!' by Naoki Urasawa Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Now it’s your turn!’ by Naoki UrasawaHide Caption 16 of 20'Olympic Cloud' by Taku Satoh'Olympic Cloud' by Taku Satoh Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Olympic Cloud’ by Taku SatohHide Caption 17 of 20'Higher than the Rainbow' by Mika Ninagawa'Higher than the Rainbow' by Mika Ninagawa Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Higher than the Rainbow’ by Mika NinagawaHide Caption 18 of 20'Tokyo Children' by Takashi Homma'Tokyo Children' by Takashi Homma Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Tokyo Children’ by Takashi HommaHide Caption 19 of 20'Harmonised chequered emblem study' by Asao Tokolo'Harmonised chequered emblem study' by Asao Tokolo Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Harmonised chequered emblem study’ by Asao TokoloHide Caption 20 of 20the sky above the great wave off the coast of kanagawa hirohiko arakiparalympian goo choki parwild things hachilympic tomoko konoikehorseback archery akira yamaguchifly high shoko kanazawabeyond the curve (five thousand rings) chihiro morioffense no 7 tomoyuki shinkiflow line daijiro oharaolympic stadium philippe weisbeckerthe games people play chris ofililudus viviane sassenextreme revelations theseus chanopen by koji kakinumaspace kicker shinro ohtakethe sky above the great wave off the coast of kanagawa hirohiko araki 2now it's your turn naoki urasawaolympic cloud by taku satohhigher than the rainbow mika ninagawatokyo children takashi hommaharmonised chequered emblem study asao tokolo

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(CNN)Here’s a look at the 2020 Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo, postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The games are scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The Paralympics are scheduled to take place August 24 to September 5, 2021.FactsThis is the second time the Olympics will be held in Tokyo, which previously hosted the Games in 1964. Tokyo led an unsuccessful bid to host the 2016 Olympics. The 1972 and 1998 Winter Games were also hosted by Japan, in Sapporo and Nagano, respectively.Read MoreVenues and Sports MapsInvitations to the games were sent to countries, states and territories represented by 206 National Olympic Committees and to the Refugee Olympic Team. Design and ConstructionOlympic athletes will sleep on these recyclable bedsOlympic athletes will sleep on these recyclable bedsOlympic athletes will sleep on these recyclable bedsJUST WATCHEDOlympic athletes will sleep on these recyclable bedsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Olympic athletes will sleep on these recyclable beds 00:53The Japanese government originally selected British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid to design Tokyo’s new National Stadium, though the project was later given to architect Kengo Kuma following high-profile criticisms and spiraling costs.Kuma sourced more than 70,000 cubic feet of timber from each of the country’s 47 prefectures for the stadium. “We wanted to create something that captures the people’s thoughts on the environment or the Earth at the time,” Kuma told CNN in an interview in June 2019.Athletes competing in the games will sleep on bed frames made of cardboard and mattresses made of plastic to reduce the event’s carbon footprint, according to organizers.TimelineMay 23, 2012 – Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo are announced as the three finalists to host the 2020 Olympics.September 7, 2013 – The winning city, Tokyo, is announced in Buenos Aires. May 7, 2014 – NBC agrees to pay $7.7 billion to broadcast the Olympics through the 2032 Summer Games. The 2032 Olympics will be the 23rd to be broadcast by the network.August 3, 2016 – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) adds five new sports to the games: skateboarding, karate, surfing, sports climbing and baseball/softball.April 2017-March 2019 – The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee launches its “Everyone’s Medal” campaign, calling on citizens to donate devices that could be stripped of their metals for both the Olympics and Paralympics. More than 6 million used cellphones, or around 79,000 tons of used cellphones and other small electronic devices, are collected.February 28, 2018 – The mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic games are announced. According to organizers, the mascots are futuristic superhero creatures with “opposite personalities” but who “respect each other and are very good friends.”July 21, 2018 – The names of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots are revealed. Miraitowa, pronounced “miray-towa,” is the blue and white checked Olympic mascot. The name combines the Japanese words mirai, meaning future, and towa, meaning eternity. Someity, pronounced “soh-may-tee,” is the pink and white Paralympics mascot. Someity is named after the cherry blossom variety Someiyoshino, and the English phrase “so mighty.”August 7, 2018 – The Tokyo 2020 Olympic committee says it will use facial recognition to improve safety and make security lines more efficient for participants — a priority because high temperatures are expected. All accredited individuals, including athletes, officials, staff and press, will have their facial images stored in a database and matched upon entry. NEC Corporation is providing the software.July 24, 2019 – The newly designed medals are presented. They have a pebble-like appearance and measure 8.5 centimeters in diameter. All medals will be produced from gold, silver and bronze (in this case, copper and zinc) stripped from donated cellphones and other electronics.December 4, 2019 – According to a Greenpeace report, high-level radiation hot spots can be detected at a sports complex in Japan’s northeastern Fukushima prefecture, where the Olympics torch relay will begin on March 26, 2020. In response to the report, Japan’s environment ministry says it conducted further decontamination. Radiation monitoring at the stadium will also be enhanced.December 15, 2019 – The stadium that will host the opening and closing ceremonies at the Olympics and Paralympics is inaugurated. The 68,000-seat stadium, designed by architect Kengo Kuma, cost 157 billion yen ($1.4 billion).January 10, 2020 – Three-page guidelines handed out by the IOC warn athletes not to protest on the field, on the medal stand, in the Olympic Village or during the Opening or Closing Ceremonies. The new guide also covers political signs and armbands.March 12, 2020 – The lighting ceremony takes place in Olympia, Greece. Due to fear of coronavirus exposure, the audience is kept small. The relay through the country is suspended the next day because large crowds cause the same concern. The Torch Relay is scheduled to travel to all 47 prefectures in Japan over 121 days beginning March 26, 2020.March 24, 2020 – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the IOC agree to postpone the Olympics until 2021. It is also announced that the event will still be dubbed Tokyo 2020 despite the postponement.March 30, 2020 – The IOC announces that the Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8 in 2021. December 22, 2020 – The organizing committee says the postponed games are set to cost $15.4 billion, $2.8 billion more than initially projected. The updated budget includes $900 million for pandemic countermeasures.10 athletes to keep an eye on in 202010 athletes to keep an eye on in 202010 athletes to keep an eye on in 2020JUST WATCHED10 athletes to keep an eye on in 2020ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

10 athletes to keep an eye on in 2020 02:38 Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artworkHide Caption 1 of 20'Paralympian' by graphic designer Goo Choki Par'Paralympian' by graphic designer Goo Choki Par Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Paralympian’ by graphic designer Goo Choki ParHide Caption 2 of 20'Wild Things -- Hachilympic' by Tomoko Konoike'Wild Things -- Hachilympic' by Tomoko Konoike Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Wild Things — Hachilympic’ by Tomoko KonoikeHide Caption 3 of 20'Horseback Archery' by Akira Yamaguchi'Horseback Archery' by Akira Yamaguchi Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Horseback Archery’ by Akira YamaguchiHide Caption 4 of 20'Fly High!' by Shoko Kanazawa'Fly High!' by Shoko Kanazawa Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Fly High!’ by Shoko KanazawaHide Caption 5 of 20'Beyond the Curve (Five Thousand Rings)' by Chihiro Mori'Beyond the Curve (Five Thousand Rings)' by Chihiro Mori Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Beyond the Curve (Five Thousand Rings)’ by Chihiro MoriHide Caption 6 of 20'Offense No 7' by Tomoyuki Shinki'Offense No 7' by Tomoyuki Shinki Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Offense No 7′ by Tomoyuki ShinkiHide Caption 7 of 20'Flow line' by Daijiro Ohara'Flow line' by Daijiro Ohara Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Flow line’ by Daijiro OharaHide Caption 8 of 20'Olympic Stadium' by Philippe Weisbecker'Olympic Stadium' by Philippe Weisbecker Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Olympic Stadium’ by Philippe WeisbeckerHide Caption 9 of 20'The Games People Play' by Chris Ofili'The Games People Play' by Chris Ofili Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’The Games People Play’ by Chris OfiliHide Caption 10 of 20'Ludus' by Viviane Sassen'Ludus' by Viviane Sassen Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Ludus’ by Viviane SassenHide Caption 11 of 20'Extreme Revelations' by Theseus Chan'Extreme Revelations' by Theseus Chan Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Extreme Revelations’ by Theseus ChanHide Caption 12 of 20'Open' by Koji Kakinuma'Open' by Koji Kakinuma Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Open’ by Koji KakinumaHide Caption 13 of 20'Space Kicker' by Shinro Ohtake'Space Kicker' by Shinro Ohtake Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Space Kicker’ by Shinro OhtakeHide Caption 14 of 20'The Sky Above the Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa' by Hirohiko Araki'The Sky Above the Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa' by Hirohiko Araki Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’The Sky Above the Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa’ by Hirohiko ArakiHide Caption 15 of 20'Now it's your turn!' by Naoki Urasawa'Now it's your turn!' by Naoki Urasawa Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Now it’s your turn!’ by Naoki UrasawaHide Caption 16 of 20'Olympic Cloud' by Taku Satoh'Olympic Cloud' by Taku Satoh Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Olympic Cloud’ by Taku SatohHide Caption 17 of 20'Higher than the Rainbow' by Mika Ninagawa'Higher than the Rainbow' by Mika Ninagawa Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Higher than the Rainbow’ by Mika NinagawaHide Caption 18 of 20'Tokyo Children' by Takashi Homma'Tokyo Children' by Takashi Homma Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Tokyo Children’ by Takashi HommaHide Caption 19 of 20'Harmonised chequered emblem study' by Asao Tokolo'Harmonised chequered emblem study' by Asao Tokolo Photos: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic artwork’Harmonised chequered emblem study’ by Asao TokoloHide Caption 20 of 20the sky above the great wave off the coast of kanagawa hirohiko arakiparalympian goo choki parwild things hachilympic tomoko konoikehorseback archery akira yamaguchifly high shoko kanazawabeyond the curve (five thousand rings) chihiro morioffense no 7 tomoyuki shinkiflow line daijiro oharaolympic stadium philippe weisbeckerthe games people play chris ofililudus viviane sassenextreme revelations theseus chanopen by koji kakinumaspace kicker shinro ohtakethe sky above the great wave off the coast of kanagawa hirohiko araki 2now it's your turn naoki urasawaolympic cloud by taku satohhigher than the rainbow mika ninagawatokyo children takashi hommaharmonised chequered emblem study asao tokolo

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