2020 By the Book -- Ceremonies

(ATR) In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies of Istanbul, Madrid, and Tokyo for the 2020 Games.

Istanbul proposes a stadium on the Bosphorus, Madrid and Tokyo will stage the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at their athletics venue. In this installment of By the Book,Around the Ringspresents a look at the Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies of Istanbul, Madrid, and Tokyo for the 2020 Games.

Istanbul

Opening Ceremony: Friday, August 7, 2020

Closing Ceremony: Sunday, August 23, 2020

Name of venue: Bosphorus Stadium

Seating Capacity: 70,000

Venue also used for athletics

Paralympic Opening Ceremony: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Paralympic Closing Ceremony: Sunday, September 20, 2020

Name of Venue:Bosphorus Stadium

Seating Capacity: 70,000

Venue also used for athletics

Madrid

Olympic Opening Ceremony: Friday, August 7, 2020

Olympic Closing Ceremony: Sunday, August 23, 2020

Name of venue: Madrid Stadium (Olympic Stadium)

Seating Capacity: 65,000

Venue also used for athletics

Paralympic Opening Ceremony: Friday, September 11, 2020

Paralympic Closing Ceremony: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Name of Venue: Madrid Stadium (Olympic Stadium)

Seating Capacity: 65,000

Venue also used for athletics

Tokyo

Olympic Opening Ceremony: Friday, July 24, 2020

Olympic Closing Ceremony: Sunday, August 9, 2020

Name of venue: Kasumigaoka National Stadium (Olympic Stadium)

Seating Capacity: 80,000

Venue also used for athletics

Paralympic Opening Ceremony: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Paralympic Closing Ceremony: Sunday, September 6, 2020

Name of Venue:Kasumigaoka National Stadium (Olympic Stadium)

Seating Capacity:80,000

Venue also used for athletics

By the Book is a series of reports on the 2020 candidate cities, using information provided in the candidate file of each city.

Written byNicole Bennett.

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