2020 Summer Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in the Japanese capital city of Tokyo. The international multi-sport event, governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will be held between 24 July and 9 August 2020. Tokyo previously hosted the Games in 1964, and in 2020 will become the fifth city (and the first Asian city) to host the Summer Games more than once.

Japanese company Inax’s flagship toilet ‘Regio’ at the Shanghai expo. Photo: AFP

Olympic toilets: Japan has the gold standard

The international spotlight inevitably trained on any city hosting the Olympic Games tends to unearth challenges ranging from health and safety to environmental protection and infrastructure.