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Olympic Summer Games Tokyo 2020

The XXXII Olympic Summer Games were held from 23rd July to 08th August, 2021. Originally scheduled for 2020 this major sports event had to be postponed as did many others due to the coronavirus pandemic which started to spread around the globe since late 2019.

For the second time the Summer Games were held in Tokyo, Japan, and more than 10,000 athletes were competing in various disciplines.

An experienced team of visual journalists was on the spot to extensively document all sporting disciplines, award ceremonies, fans, and teams, as well as the atmosphere in Japan’s metropolis.

epa excels in capturing these unforgettable, often triumphant Olympic moments which help to share the excitement, anticipation and atmosphere of the Games, even more vital this year, due to the lack of spectators from around the world. epa’s images have adorned many a front page around the globe and help to brings fans together, whilst documenting yet another major tournament in history.


Follow the links for direct access to our complete coverage, images of the Opening Ceremony, IOC events, features or for these individual disciplines: