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March 16, 2020
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation

Grand Opening Ceremony of Tokyo Aquatics Centre to be Postponed

As part of measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has decided to postpone the grand opening ceremony of the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, which had been planned for Sunday 22 March 2020.

In addition, in the interest of public safety it has been decided that the opening ceremony, when rescheduled, will not be open to the public. Information about the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Aquatics Centre will be announced later on the website listed below.

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this might have caused.

1 Postponement of the Ceremony

*Cancellation of invitations to Tokyo residents and the general public.

1. Name:

Grand Opening Ceremony of Tokyo Aquatics Centre

2. Date/Time:

Originally Sunday 22 March 2020, 10:00 – 10:40 (now postponed, new date TBD)

3. Location:

Ceremony venue area at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre (2-2-1 Tatsumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo)

4. Website:

Registration website for the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Aquatics Centre (Available only in Japanese)(External link)

2 Further Actions

Further actions will be announced separately.

Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)
Venue Development Section 1
Tokyo 2020 Games Venues Division
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
TEL: 03-5320-7742

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