Original title: Tokyo Olympic Aquatic Center welcomes the opening ceremony next week to prevent new crowns from adopting restrictions
On October 17, Beijing time, one of the venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Olympic Aquatic Center, will usher in the opening ceremony at the end of this month. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will attend the ceremony.
The event, which opened one of the important venues for the Tokyo Olympics, was originally scheduled to be held in March, but was postponed indefinitely due to the new coronavirus pandemic.
Tokyo 2020 has confirmed that it will hold a grand opening ceremony on October 24, which will include a demonstration by the sports federation and a tour of the facility.
It is reported that the successfully re-elected Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will deliver an opening speech at the ceremony, followed by two guest speakers. Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Affairs Minister Kiyoko Hashimoto and Koto-ku Nagasaki Takaaki will also deliver speeches at the opening ceremony.
There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by artistic swimming, diving, swimming and disabled swimming performances. Residents of Tokyo, Japan are also invited to participate in the ceremony. The public must register before October 7. The selected citizens will be taken to visit the venue.
Tokyo 2020 stated that there will be a series of COVID-19 countermeasures during the ceremony, including social diversion and restricted access to certain areas.
The 56.7 billion yen (approximately US$538 million) Tokyo 2020 Aquatic Center will host artistic swimming, diving and swimming competitions at the Olympics. It is the last permanent venue to be completed.
The facility can accommodate 15,000 people. During the Olympics and Paralympics, there will be a 50-meter swimming pool. The construction work was completed in March. It is expected that after the Olympics, the Aquatic Center will host international and domestic swimming competitions.
The Olympic Games are scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, while the Paralympics will be held from August 24 to September 5.