●Pre-Games Training Camp
The Pre-Games Training Camp is a camp held prior to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 for athletes who are taking part in, for the purpose of adjusting the climate, time difference and other conditions of Japan. It is carried out not only in the host city but in the other municipalities in the host country or neighboring countries as well.
Athletes are able to compete in the best possible condition on the actual stage through the prior training. It also provides opportunities for athletes to interact with the host community, and at the same time, local governments can take this opportunity to promote international communication and cultural exchange.
Ibaraki Prefecture has been working with municipalities in the prefecture to attract pre-Games training camps for athletes from other countries and regions around the world.
Municipalities to Serve as Pre-Games Training Camp Venues
|City Name||Recipient Country||Target Competition||Conclusion Date||Remarks|
|Belgium||TBA||2018.12.1||Cooperate with Ibaraki Prefecture|
|Tsukuba City||Switzerland||Athletics，Judo，Gymnastics||2018.04.11||Cooperate with Ibaraki Prefecture|
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pre-games training camp venues in the prefecture
Under the Host Town Initiative, the Government of Japan registers local governments promoting human, economic and cultural exchanges with countries and regions that take part in the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as host towns to help promote the local economy and tourism as well as the Games themselves.
The Japanese government has authorized over three hundred municipalities registered as host towns in the country (as of October 2018).
Ibaraki prefecture intends to promote the registration of host towns, as well as support the pre-games training camps
Registered Host Towns in Ibaraki Prefecture
|Recipient Country||Plan||Registration Date
|Bando City||Lithuania||2016.01.26【1st time】|
|Kasama City||Thailand||2016.06.14【2nd time】|
|Hitachiomiya City||Palau||2016.06.14【2nd time】|
|Sakai Town||Argentina||2016.06.14【2nd time】|
Ibaraki Prefecture, Hokota City
|Ryugasaki City||Cuba||2016.12.09【3rd time】|
|Itako City||Taiwan||2016.12.09【3rd time】|
|Sakuragawa City||Bulgaria||2016.12.09【3rd time】|
|Shirosato Town||Mongolia||2018.02.28【6rd time】|