“The Tokyo 2020 Olympic emblem is a powerful symbol of Tokyo’s Games vision,”
applauded IOC Coordination Commission Chair John Coates as the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee unveiled the official emblems of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. “By embracing the concept of unity in diversity, it shows the unique ability of the Olympic Games to bring together people from all over the world in peace and harmony. Its inclusiveness and its representation of the power of the human heart is testament to the spirit in which the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are being prepared. They
will be a global celebration that we can all be a part of and enjoy.” continued Coates, who is also a Vice President of the IOC and the President of the Australian Olympic Committee. “Most importantly, this emblem represents Tokyo and its people. It reflects
the vibrant nature of the city and the welcoming spirit of its citizens – two elements that the Olympic athletes in 2020 will fully appreciate. I congratulate the Tokyo 2020 team on their work and believe that this emblem will have an important influence on the future of
Presenting the official emblems of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 202 stated: “Tokyo 2020’s Games Vision was further manifested as the emblems capture its core essence. When the world comes together for Tokyo 2020, we will experience the joy of uniting as one team. By accepting everyone in the world as equals, we will learn the full meaning of coming together as one. The Tokyo 2020 emblems were created to symbolise the power of this unity. The black colour of the central column represents diversity, the combination of all colours. The shape of the circle represents an inclusive world in which everyone accepts each other. The red of the circle represents the power of every beating heart. These elements combine to create the emblems of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Tokyo 2020 President Mori remarked, “The Tokyo 2020 Games emblems are a wonderful work of art that represent the aspirations and the ultimate goal that athletes around the world aim to achieve –
taking part in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The emblems are also symbols behind which the whole of Japan can unite as a single integrated body and join the collective endeavours of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the national government, the Japanese Olympic Committee, the Japanese Paralympic Committee, the Japanese business community, as well as the Games volunteers and everyone who is assisting with the preparations for the 2020 Games…”
Andrew Parsons, Vice President of the International Paralympic Committee said: “I would like to thank and congratulate the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee for developing this wonderful emblem. When the Paralympic Games return here for the second time they will do so with a growing reputation for being the world’s number one sporting spectacle for driving societal change.
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