A look inside the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Village
Home is where the rings are!
Team Canada athletes have arrived in the athletes’ village of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Want to know what the Team Canada headquarters look like, where the rings are located and have a look at the ✨ cardboard beds ✨?
Look no further, we’re taking you on a tour.
The first thing you see when you arrive at the Village located in the Harumi waterfront district after a long journey from Canada to Tokyo is the Olympic Plaza. Wood from larch, Japanese cedar and Japanese cypress were donated by 63 municipalities across the country.
The Tokyo 2020 Official Store, a post office and a general store are amongst the shops and services offered at the Olympic Plaza.
Home of more than 11,000 athletes during the Games, the Village is where the athletes eat, sleep, train and relax between training and events.
Robust measures and protocols are in place to keep all participants safe and healthy during their stay in Tokyo.
All athletes can train in the Fitness Centre in the Olympic Village. However, Team Canada athletes have their gym to make sure they never miss a practice. That area is TOP SECRET as we don’t want the competition to see how Team Canada athletes are getting ready for their events. 🤫
Bringing the countries of the world together is one of the reasons that the Olympics are so special. Even though great rivalries happen at Games, the Flags Street reminds us of the true essence of the Olympic Games: that we are stronger together.
Food is life. And the athletes in the Village have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to food. Between the Grab and Go counters, the Casual Dining Hall and the Main Dining Hall, the limit does not exist. Athletes are allowed to remove their masks when eating, drinking, training and competing.
Athletes will be sporting their country’s colors during Games and so will their buildings. Check out some of Team Canada’s neighbours:
Team Canada Building
By the Tokyo Bay, near the Olympic rings, you’ll find Our Maison, the Team Canada headquarters for the Games.
Athletes live in apartment style accommodations that they share with their teammates. The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee furnishes each bedroom with a special Games blanket, AC units to beat the Tokyo heat, and the sustainable cardboard beds. Don’t believe the rumours, the bed frames are sturdy and Team Canada approved!
And look at the ✨views ✨. Some apartments overlook the Tokyo Bay, the Rainbow Bridge and the Olympic rings.
One of the amazing things about being a Team Canada athlete is the support from Canadians back home. In these unprecedented times, inspirational messages and Cheer cards from General Mills products are a reminder that the entire country is behind them.