27. December 2019  
Brandenburg, GER  
Artistic Gymnastics

Journal of Olympic History No. 03/2019 is published

With the opening of Tokyo’s New National Stadium in December, the final stage of the countdown to the beginning of the XXXII Olympic Games on 24 July 2020 has started. Never has a city looked “as well prepared for the Games as Tokyo at this point in time”, said IOC President Thomas Bach after the last meeting of the IOC Executive Committee. Some photos in the current edition of this journal offer a little taste of this event. They are also intended as an invitation to the readers of the Journal to participate in future issues with their own historical contributions in preparation for these Games.Anyone in search of memories or food for thought should take a look at Kon Ichikawa’s film about the 1964 Games, which set the standard for years to come.  David Wallechinsky’s thoughts on this work and more can be read in the third part of his series on Olympic films.