Tokyo 2020 has launched its live site logo ©Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 has announced that an additional "live site" will be set-up for fans in Hamamatsu during next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The news brings the total number of sites up to 30 with organisers confirming the final list today.

All of the live sites will allow visitors to watch the action on big screens with a list of 29 locations unveiled last month.

Eleven of these are in Tokyo itself with others in the Tohoku and Kumamoto regions which were hit by natural disasters in 2011 and 2016.

The Hamamatsu site will be based at Entetsu Hall in the city in Shizuoka prefecture.

Organisers have also revealed a live site logo today which bids to emphasise the "unity" of the locations with the Games venues.

At the same time, the emblem is said to "express the enjoyment and excitement of what promises to be a unique experience for visitors".

Run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and various other organisations, the sites will also offer on-stage entertainment and the chance for fans to try out Olympic and Paralympic sports.

"The live sites will be set-up and decorated in such a way that visitors will be able to really feel the atmosphere of the Games the minute they set foot inside them," a Tokyo 2020 statement said.

The live sites will offer big screen action and live entertainment  ©Tokyo 2020
The live sites will offer big screen action and live entertainment ©Tokyo 2020

Live sites will be built in nine prefectures in all.

In Tokyo they will be located at Yoyogi Park, Inokashira Park, Ikebukuro West Gate Park, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, a multi-purpose space in Morioka Park, JR Morioka Station Waterfall Plaza, Kotodai Park, Tsurugajo Castle, Aquamarine Park, Kumamoto-jo Hall and in front of Takanawa Gateway Station.

Other authorities with multiple locations are Kanagawa prefecture – Katase Higashihama Beach and Odawara Castle Park – and Yokohama – New Yokohama City Hall and Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium.

Among the other locations are Odori Park in Sapporo, the KAISEIZAN Outdoor Concert Theater in Fukushima prefecture, the Ibaraki Prefecture Hall, Sonic City in Saitama prefecture, the Asaka City Multipurpose Gymnasium, the Sayama City Center and the Makuhari Seaside Park in Chiba prefecture.

Completing the list are Fujisawa City Hall, the Yamanakako Communication Plaza Kirara, the Nirayama Cultural Center, Matsukawa Park in Ito, the Suyama Area Training Center, Aoba Ryokuchi Park and the JR Gotemba station.