September 16, 2021

Athletes from around the world offer praise and thanks to Tokyo and Japan

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08 Aug 2021 – As the first large-scale international sports event since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 required major adjustments by all involved. The impact of the pandemic was particularly challenging for Olympic athletes, disrupting training, limiting their ability to travel, and forcing them to delay their dreams of competing on a global […]

Paris 2024 invites the world for the official handover from Tokyo 2020

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06 Aug 2021 – Tony Estanguet, the President of Paris 2024, and Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, invited the world to the official handover from Tokyo 2020 on 8 August, revealing that a giant flag will be flown from the Eiffel Tower to mark the occasion. Two days before the Closing Ceremony and the handover […]

Tokyo 2020 legacy highlights social and environmental benefits created by the Games

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07 Aug 2021 – Increased sports participation, stronger engagement and initiatives to create a more sustainable city have been highlighted as part of a series of legacy case studies published by the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG). The 24 case studies, accompanied by multimedia content, are part […]

The athlete experience at Tokyo 2020

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07 Aug 2021 – While personal interactions are kept to a minimum to protect the health of all athletes, there is an opportunity for all Olympians to play together, with a special Tokyo 2020 edition of PinQuest, the interactive and educational game that invites players to test their Olympic knowledge, challenge each other in the quiz […]

Heat countermeasures protecting athletes at Tokyo 2020

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05 Aug 2021 – Organisers of summer sports events have to plan carefully to prevent heat-related illnesses. A group of medical experts have developed a suite of tools for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, to counteract the effects of high temperatures and keep the competitions safe for athletes. Dr Sebastien Racinais, a heat expert in the […]

Tokyo 2020 set to match Japan’s first home Games in driving sports participation

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05 Aug 2021 – The Olympic Games Tokyo 1964 sparked a nationwide sporting boom, creating clubs for children and inspiring all generations to get active. Now hopes are high for Tokyo 2020 to leave a similar legacy. In recent years, football has become a national obsession in Japan, but the origins of the country’s love affair […]

Dow solutions contributing to sustainability and legacy of Tokyo 2020

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02 Aug 2021 – Cutting-edge solutions from Worldwide Olympic Partner Dow can be found throughout the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, with the company’s materials science expertise helping power infrastructure technologies and deliver a sustainable legacy. From coating emulsions and insulation sealants to elastomers for electronic wiring, Dow is supporting the Games with solutions that enhance sustainability and serve […]

Worldwide Olympic Partners helping to make Tokyo 2020 most innovative Olympic Games ever

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02 Aug 2021 – In line with Tokyo 2020’s vision of staging the most innovative Olympic Games in history, the Worldwide Olympic Partners are introducing a wide range of cutting-edge solutions and new advances that will contribute to the transformation of the Games for athletes, officials and fans alike. The Olympic Games have always been a […]

P&G champions LGBTQ+ athletes at Tokyo 2020

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03 Aug 2021 – Worldwide Olympic Partner P&G has been continuing to promote equality and inclusion as part of its activations around the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, holding a virtual panel discussion on the importance of equal representation in sport. Joining the panel on 26 July were Gus Kenworthy, the Olympic medal-winning freestyle skier; Abby Dunkin, a Paralympic medal-winning […]

Toyota’s innovative mobility solutions taking Olympic transport to new heights in Tokyo

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03 Aug 2021 – Worldwide Olympic Partner Toyota has introduced a diverse range of innovative mobility solutions at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, supporting the safe and efficient transport of athletes and officials and contributing to smooth Games-time operations. This includes specially designed “Tokyo 2020 Version” e-Palette vehicles to support athlete mobility in the Olympic Village, with the battery-electric, […]