NEW YORK CITY (Nexstar TV) – NBC is kicking off the one year celebration until the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
2020 will feature the addition of five sports: skateboarding, rock/sport climbing, karate, surfing, and baseball/softball.
On Tuesday, Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White will make an announcement at 30 Rock in New York City. White is also a skateboarder.
People are excited for the upcoming games, as over 3.5 million tickets have been sold in the first phase. A lottery for tickets was entered into by over 7.5 million people.
Tokyo has spent over $25 million to prepare for the Olympics with that number continuing to rise. The original projection was only $7 million. The Olympic games in Beijing in 2008 cost nearly $45 million and the Sochi Olympics cost $51 billion.