Wednesday, 25 July 2018 11:49

2 Years to Go to Tokyo 2020

Yesterday officially marked two years to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and a countdown ceremony was held in Tokyo to celebrate the milestone.

Based on a theme inspired by Japanese summer festivals, the ceremony was attended by a number of Olympic athletes and medallists as well as the new Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot Miraitowa and Paralympic mascot Someity. They were joined by elementary school pupils from the local community in a lively celebration to mark the event.

2020 Olympic Games Tokyo 2 Two Years To Go Mascots credit Tokyo 2020© Tokyo 2020

731 commemorative lanterns representing the number of days remaining until the commencement of the Games were unveiled at the ceremony, containing messages from the children and other attendees recording their hopes and aspirations for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The Olympic athletes joining the ceremony included swimmer Rikako Ikee, gymnast Ryohei Kato and track and field sprinter Kenji Fujimitsu, as well as sport climber Miho Nonaka and three time Olympic judo gold medallist Tadahiro Nomura.

More information can be found in the complete news at the Tokyo 2020 website.

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2020 Olympic Games Tokyo 2 Two Years To Go Athlete Miho Nonaka Japan credit Tokyo 2020

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