“Launched for the first time during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Agora is a unique cultural platform created by the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage (OFCH) to promote Olympic culture and values among global audiences. Inspired by the Ancient Greek tradition of a social hub, the Agora is a space for cross-cultural dialogue and discovery at the intersection of sport, art, culture and education.
To mark the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 the OFCH brings special Olympic cultural content online, for audiences across the globe. At the heart of the programme are seven Olympian Artists-in- Residence who were selected to create and present new, original artworks inspired by the Olympic values and the magic of winter sports.”
Discover the programme of the En Jeux! festival!
From 9 to 22 January 2020, the city of Lausanne and the seven other host sites of Lausanne 2020 will live to the rhythm of the Youth Olympic Games. In addition to the sporting competitions in which the 1‘880 best young winter athletes from all over the world will surpass themselves, the en Jeux! festival will be a great opportunity for all generations to gather and participate in a large variety of activities. Sports initiations, museum visits, shows and concerts and the opportunity to enjoy local specialities ; the vast majority of activities will be free of charge, with over 300 free activities in Lausanne alone.
Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival Activities to Kick Off with World Premiere of Joint Kabuki & Opera Performance
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today revealed an outline of its four planned contributions to the Tokyo 2020 Nippon Festival, a programme aimed at promoting Japanese culture within Japan and globally, and encouraging a greater awareness of diversity in the build-up to the Tokyo 2020 Games. The programme is scheduled to run from April 2020 to August 2020, and will feature events supported by a number of companies and organisations, including Tokyo 2020. Forming part of the Tokyo 2020 Cultural Olympiad programme, the Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival is expected to be a source of new cultural experiences and inspiration that will provide a legacy for the future.
The Tokyo 2020 Nippon Festival aims to encourage people from various backgrounds to participate in common projects and communicate with each other in order to promote the concept of an inclusive society. It also aims to give people an opportunity to become involved in the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, creating a sense of anticipation in advance of the Games by means of its various cultural and artistic events.
Tokyo 2020 today also unveiled a concept movie and the Tokyo 2020’s NIPPON Festival catchphrase – “Blooming of Culture” – that will be used to embody the objectives and values of the festival.
Designed to reflect the experience of meeting new people and the importance of the four seasons in Japanese culture, the catchphrase and its Japanese equivalent are easy to remember and pronounce, and will help generate interest in the Festival across Japan and all over the world. The concept movie was produced by various distinguished contributors including Asao Tokolo, designer of the Tokyo 2020 emblems and Tokyo 2020’s NIPPON Festival logo.
Scheduled to run from April to September 2020, the Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival will be aimed at promoting Japanese culture within Japan and globally, and at promoting the Olympic and Paralympic movements. Organised in cooperation with the national government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, prefectural governments, Tokyo 2020 sponsors and cultural and art organisations, it will represent the culmination of the Tokyo 2020 Nationwide Participation Programme.