It looks like Tokyo will be ready in time for the 2020 Olympics. Wednesday marks a year before the opening ceremony at the National Stadium. In addition, the facility is almost complete and organizers believe they are on track to host the Summer Games.
In fact, locals and foreigners alike are excited about the Games. There’s an unprecedented interest in sales of tickets. Last month, organizers sold 3.22 million tickets during the first domestic sales stage. It surprised them that they had to change their ticket sales policy.
In addition, more than 200,000 people in Japan and overseas applied to be volunteers at the Summer Olympic Games. It is a sign of the level of excitement building in Japan. It is different from the time of the Brazil Olympics in 2016. At that time, some people criticized organizers for the misuse of public funds.
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Organizers of the 2020 Olympics already got $3 billion in local sponsorship deals. It is more than any other Olympic Games got. However, the large sum of money is needed as organizers face rising expenses.
In December, organizers told global gambling news sites that they needed $12.6 billion for the games. The amount was more than the initial estimate of $7 billion. As construction works are on schedule, Tokyo Games organizers are going to the final phase of preparations with fewer problems.
However, it was not always smooth sailing for the organizers. Tsunekazu Takeda resigned earlier this year for allegations of corruption connected to the bidding process. In 2015, organizers had to replace the original logo of the Games due to claims of plagiarism.
Also, some sports betting software reviews and news sites are concerned about the hot Tokyo weather. In 2018, people died due to a record heatwave. At that time, the temperature averaged more than 30 degrees for several months.
Pay per head sportsbook software providers are also preparing for the games. They want to make sure their systems can handle all the major Olympic sports happening at the same time during the Summer Games.