September 28, 2022

Neeraj Chopra gifts Tokyo 2020 gold−medal−winning javelin to The Olympic Museum

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27 Aug 2022 – Indian javelin thrower and Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra gifted his javelin from Tokyo 2020 to The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. In what was an iconic moment for Indian sports fans, India’s only other individual Olympic gold medallist – shooter Abhinav Bindra – was also present for the occasion. Chopra’s javelin joined Bindra’s […]

A year after the Games, a new life begins for Tokyo 2020 venues

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20 Jul 2022 – From archery to canoeing, skateboarding to hockey, a year after the postponed Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tokyo’s citizens are already enjoying a sporting and architectural legacy built on the principles of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. From the moment Tokyo was selected as host city in 2013, the organisers made it clear they wanted the […]

Sport for “everyone, anywhere, always” – Tokyo 2020 keeps the city moving

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19 Jul 2022 – One year ago, against the backdrop of the COVD-19 pandemic, Tokyo 2020 moved the world. With the largest sports programme in history, the first-ever postponed Olympic Games brought together more than 11,000 athletes, who created unforgettable moments of excellence, friendship and respect. Today, one year on, the Games keep their hosts moving. With the ambitious […]

Events from Sochi 2014 and Tokyo 2020 to have medals and diplomas reallocated

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19 May 2022 – Events in biathlon and athletics from the Olympic Games Sochi 2014 and Tokyo 2020 respectively will see medals, diplomas and medallist pins reallocated, in full accordance with the Olympic medal reallocation process. The decision was taken during today’s meeting of the International Olympic Committee Executive Board, following the disqualification of a number of athletes […]

Tokyo 2020 one year on: A show of hope, solidarity and peace, as world battled fear and disruption

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As the first postponed Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020 faced unprecedented challenges. But the Games will be remembered for overcoming fear and disruption by promoting hope, solidarity and peace. An event organised today by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) at the National Stadium marked the first anniversary of the Games, paying tribute to all those that […]

Tokyo 2020 One Year On: A show of hope, solidarity and peace, as world battled fear and disruption

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23 Jul 2022 – As the first postponed Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020 faced unprecedented challenges. But the Games will be remembered for overcoming fear and disruption by promoting hope, solidarity and peace. An event organised today by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) at the National Stadium marked the first anniversary of the Games, paying tribute to […]

Series of short films showcases lasting impact of Tokyo 2020 Games

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18 Jul 2022 – A series of six short films, “Tokyo Stories”, has been released showcasing the positive impact of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Featuring people and communities in Japan and around the world, the stories are examples of the wide-ranging ways in which the Games can drive social progress and change lives. From pushing the conversation […]

Olympic venues for #oneplanetearth

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03 Jun 2022 – Ahead of World Environment Day, on 5 June, we highlight Olympic venues that have minimised their carbon footprints or helped to protect multiple plant and animal species. Olympic venues are a powerful way to improve the lives of host city residents. Long after the Games are finished, the venues enable local communities […]

Tokyo 2020’s rowing and canoe/kayak venue reopens to public

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06 May 2022 – The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) reopened the Sea Forest Waterway, less than a year after it was used for the rowing and canoe/kayak events during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Its reopening follows the removal of all overlay and the dismantling of Games-time temporary structures. An event was held to celebrate the […]

Tokyo 2020 Official Film selected for the Festival de Cannes

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05 May 2022 – The Official Film of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by acclaimed Japanese director Naomi Kawase has been selected for the Festival de Cannes. The film’s world premiere will take place at the prestigious cinematic event along with “Visions of Eight” from Munich 1972, in the “Cannes Classics” selection. The Official Film is set to […]