Olympic and Paralympic meals

The Olympic and Paralympic Games will be attended by numerous athletes, members of the media, and spectators from countries and territories throughout the world. This page introduces some of the characteristics of the meals that will be available at Olympic and Paralympic venues.

Main dining in the Athletes' Village

The Athletes' Village serves as the home for athletes during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Consequently, the complex must provide an environment capable of reproducing the same conditions an athlete would experience in his or her own country.
Since meals are an important element of that environment, considerations in preparing the meals that will be served in the Athletes' Village include hygiene, nutrition, allergy labelling, culture and religion.
In addition, creativity is important to ensure the menu incorporates enough variety and that dining facilities are able to serve cuisine from around the world in addition to Japanese food.

Meals in the Athletes' Village1

Meals in the Athletes' Village1

Meals in the Athletes' Village2

Meals in the Athletes' Village2

Meals at competition venues

Learn more about the types of meals that will be served at competition venues.

Meals for athletes
The kinds of meals that will be consumed by athletes before their events vary with the nature of the sport in which they are competing. Meals must meet the diverse needs of a variety of athletes, accommodating events that require competitors to stay in shape as well as events that demand higher caloric intake.

Meals for spectators
Creativity is required in preparing meals for spectators that are tasty, varied, reasonably-priced, clearly-defined and readily-available to allow spectators to enjoy the Olympic and Paralympic events.

Meals for athletes

Meals for athletes

Meals for spectators

Meals for spectators

Main Media Centre

The Main Media Centre (MMC) consists of the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) and the Main Press Centre (MPC). The IBC will be used by broadcasters, and the MPC by reporters, from all over the world.
These facilities, which will connect Tokyo to countries worldwide, will be used exclusively by members of the media to produce television broadcasts and written articles 24 hours a day.
Since a large number of members of the media will gather here from around the world, meals will be served 24 hours a day, and it will be necessary to consider factors such as pricing and menu content.