Tokyo Olympics 2020: Everything you need to know about the event

  • A look at some of the key features of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 edition to be held next year.
Modified 04 Feb 2020, 16:15 IST

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Medals

The design of the three medals to be given at the Tokyo Olympics
The design of the three medals to be given at the Tokyo Olympics

One of the most visible items during the Olympics are the medals, which are given out to the winning athletes in the various sporting disciplines - Gold, Silver and Bronze.

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games made an announcement of the electronics recycling program, that saw them initiate a collection drive of massive numbers of small electronic devices such as used mobile phones. It meant that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics became the first edition of the Summer Olympics to have the involvement of the host city population for the manufacturing of the medals which used recycled metals in their core.

An approximate number of 5,000 medals in total have been produced from the collected electronic devices from people from all around the nation of Japan. This makes the Tokyo 2020 Olympics contribute to the cause of environmentally friendly and sustainable setting a good example.

The final design of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games medals was finalized after the Organizing committee launced a nationwide design competition for the general public. The chosen design was submitted by Japanese designer Junichi Kawanishi.

Related links: Tokyo Olympics 2020 medal tally

Published 26 Dec 2019, 23:52 IST
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