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Organisers mark 100 days until commencement of rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Organisers mark 100 days until commencement of rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
April 15, 2021

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been joined by a host of governing bodies and organisations celebrating the 100 days to the start of the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The landmark day comes just over a year after the Games was postponed at the end of March 2020 and moved back one year because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

To mark 100 days to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 begin, the Organising Committee unveiled a giant set of Olympic rings on top of Tokyo’s Mount Takao and statues of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters.

Announcing that the Games will be a “celebration of humanity, courage and resilience”, which will help to “reunite a scarred world”, IOC Coordination Commission Chair, John Coates advised “following the challenges we have all faced in recent months, in 100 days’ time the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be a celebration of solidarity, of the unity of humankind in all our diversity, and of resilience. They will show just how much stronger we are, together.

“We see the people of Japan showing their support for the Games, the Olympic Torch Relay and the torchbearers. Fans across the world are eagerly anticipating the Games. Athletes are making their final preparations.

“On top of this, tireless work is being undertaken behind the scenes to ensure that these will be safe and secure Games for all the participants and the people of Japan. Athletes are getting ready. Tokyo is getting ready. In 100 days, the world will unite once again in sporting celebration. We can’t wait for this truly historic occasion.”

Games officials advised that their priority remains COVID-19 countermeasure planning, with a key upcoming component being the publication of the second edition of the stakeholder Playbooks later this month, which will further detail the guidelines to be followed at Games time.

Technogym at the Tokyo Olympics
Yesterday also saw Technogym, the Games’ official fitness equipment supplier, reveal that it will provide training centres at 25 Games locations with over 1500 pieces of equipment available to the 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes visiting from over 200 different countries and performing in 33 different disciplines.

Technogym will also offer an expert team of trainers to assist athletes on other related services (gym layout, installation and technicalities).

The Olympic Village, located in the Harumi waterfront district of Tokyo, will serve as the main training centre and will include Technogym’s portfolio of products that can be utilised to help prepare athletes excel in their different disciplines.

Tokyo 2020 represents Technogym eighth Olympic experience following Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and Pyeongchang 2018.

Image: Countdown to the start of the Games outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters (top, credit: IOC/Yuichi Yamazaki), the newly unveiled Olympic rings on top of Tokyo’s Mount Takao (middle, credit: IOC) and one of the Technogym equipped athlete centres at the 2016 Rio Games (below).

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