The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, is a planned major international sports event that is scheduled to be held in the summer of 2020. After a bidding process involving three candidate cities, Tokyo won the vote to host the Games. Tokyo had previously hosted the Olympics in 1964.
The two other candidate cities put forward to the final vote were Istanbul and Madrid. The International Olympic Committee conducted their elections and announced the host city on 7 September 2013 at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Madrid and Istanbul received the same number of votes in the first round and, after a decisive vote between the two bids, Madrid was announced as having been eliminated. The Tokyo bid was later announced as having been successful.
Format of Competition
The competition format was the same as at the previous Summer Olympics. All participating gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, participated in a qualification round. Some countries had qualified up to two extra gymnasts to compete as individuals in addition to having their team of four gymnasts. The results of this competition determined which teams and individuals participated in the remaining competitions, which included:
The team competition, in which the eight highest scoring teams from qualifications competed. Each team of four gymnasts could only have three gymnasts perform on each apparatus, and all three scores counted toward the team total. The extra individual gymnasts did not participate in the team final or stand with their teams in the medal ceremony.
The all-around competition, in which only the twenty-four highest scoring individuals in the all-around competed. Each country was limited to only two gymnasts in the all-around final.
The event finals, in which the eight highest scoring individuals on each apparatus competed. Each country was limited to two gymnasts in each apparatus final.