Tokyo Olympics medals made of recycled metals from electronic devices

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first_imgTokyo Olympics medals made of recycled metals from electronic devicesThe medals, which are 85 millimeter in diameter, feature Greek goddess of victory Nike in their design along with the Olympic symbol.advertisement Reuters TokyoJuly 25, 2019UPDATED: July 25, 2019 10:44 IST Tokyo Olympics 2020 medals were unveiled on Wednesday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe were present at the unveiling ceremonyTokyo Olympics medals are made from recycled metalsBach reiterated that Tokyo is the best prepared host cityThe medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were unveiled on Wednesday with exactly one year to go until next year’s Games.The unveiling of the medals, designed by Junichi Kawanishi, was the main attraction of an extravagant ceremony in the Japanese capital to commemorate the landmark.The event was attended by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.The medals, which are 85 millimetre in diameter, feature Greek goddess of victory Nike in their design along with the Olympic symbol and are made from recycled metals, collected from 6.21 million electronic devices donated across Japan.Abe said he hoped next year’s Games would have a similar impact as the 1964 Summer Games held in Tokyo.”Sports brings the world together and it affords equal opportunities to all. That is what sports are about,” said Abe. “Fifty five years ago we learned that when we hosted it in Tokyo before.”Next year we want to demonstrate that again and we want this to be an opportunity where we can do that.”Bach reiterated that Tokyo is the best prepared city he has ever seen ahead of an Olympic Games.”It will be a wonderful and unique moment for our gracious Japanese hosts. For you to show the world the best of Japan,” added Bach.Organisers believe they are on track to deliver a world class sporting event next year and with 3.22 million tickets already sold and over 200,000 people applying to be volunteers, engagement in Japan is unprecedented.The only reminder of the issues in the build-up to the Games on Wednesday was the presence of new Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita on stage with Bach and Abe.advertisementYamashita took over at the JOC last month, following the resignation of Tsunekazu Takeda, who is being investigated for suspected corruption related to the Tokyo 2020 bid.Also Read | Hungarian teen Kristof Milak shatters Michael Phelps’ 200m butterfly world recordAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Tokyo Olympics 2020Follow Thomas BachFollow Tokyo Olympics medals Nextlast_img

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