Paris 2024; Olympic and Paralympic mascots unveiled


Ever since they first appeared on the scene, the mascots have always occupied a special place in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Inescapable and extremely popular, they form the emotional bond between the Games and the people, contributing to the atmosphere and festive spirit in the stadiums and other Olympic venues.

Through the values and image that they convey, the mascots are the primary ambassadors for any edition of the Games and its host country. At Paris 2024, we wanted mascots that would embody our vision and be able to share it with the French people and the world. Rather than an animal, our mascots represent an ideal.

The Phrygian cap is a symbol of liberty. Since it is familiar to us and appears on our stamps and the pediments of our town halls, it also
represents French identity and spirit. The Paris 2024 mascots also speak volumes about our commitment to a more inclusive society. One of them even wears a prosthetic running blade, raising the profile of Para athletes and people with disabilities.

Together, as well as embodying our Games, our mascots will carry them forward, showcasing the ambition of Games that are truly revolutionary.

It’s time to meet them!

Tony Estanguet
President of Paris 2024



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Tokyo 2020; Iconic Posters Unveiled

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Press release by Tokyo 2020:

Tokyo 2020 Games Iconic Posters Unveiled

Tokyo, 22 June 2021 – The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today unveiled two ‘Iconic Posters’ that will be used to symbolise and promote the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. The posters were selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) from 20 Tokyo 2020 official art posters created by internationally- renowned Japanese and overseas artists. Twelve of the posters are based on the theme of the Olympic Games and eight on the Paralympic Games. It is the first time that a separate Iconic Poster has been selected to symbolise the Paralympic Games.

The release of official art posters is one of the prerequisites from the Host City, to create a cultural legacy forever associated with a specific edition of the Games. Selected by the IOC from the series of the Tokyo 2020 Art Posters, the ‘Iconic Posters’ will represent the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland and other museum collections and special exhibitions around the world for generations to come. The IPC did not select a poster for past Paralympic Games; however, it decided to select one for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The copyright and ownership of the two original Iconic Posters will be transferred to the IOC and the IPC respectively.


Tokyo 2020; Press release: Joint Statement on Spectator Capacities at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (TOCOG)

Joint Statement on Spectator Capacities at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Tokyo, 21 June 2021

Today, on 21 June, the five parties, namely the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the Government of Japan (GoJ), met to discuss spectator limits for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The IOC and IPC were informed about and support the policies the three Japanese parties have decided on.

The main decisions are as follows:
• In light of the government’s restrictions on public events, the spectator limit for the Olympic Games will be set at “50 per cent of venue capacity, up to a maximum of 10,000 people” at all venues. (Students in the schools’ spectator programme and their supervisors will not be considered in these numbers, and will be treated separately as they are not spectators.)
• The current competition schedule remains unchanged. In principle, spectators will be admitted to events subject to the above limits.
• However, in the event that a state of emergency or other priority measures aimed at preventing infection are implemented at any time after 12 July 2021, restrictions on spectator numbers at the Games, including non-spectator competitions, will be based on the content of the state of emergency or other relevant measures in force at that time.
• In the event of any rapid change in infection status and in the capacity of the medical care system, a five- party meeting will be held promptly to consider further measures.
• The Japanese parties have formulated guidelines for spectators aimed at ensuring safe and secure environments. These stipulate that masks should be worn in venues at all times; speaking in a loud voice or shouting will be prohibited; congestion should be avoided by means of appropriate announcements; and visitors should leave venues in a staggered manner. Spectators will be requested to travel directly to venues and return home directly, and to take all necessary precautions when moving between prefectures.
• Given the COVID-19 situation, the Japanese parties intend to look into either cancelling or reducing the scale of any live sites and public viewing events to minimise the movement of people, review any other Games- related events, and establish new safe and secure ways of cheering and supporting the athletes.
• A framework will be implemented to keep monitoring the status of infections and medical care using expert advice.
• Consistent and unified messages aimed at ensuring safe and secure Games by the five parties will be delivered.
• The equivalent policies governing the Paralympic Games will be decided by 16 July 2021, a week before the opening of the Olympic Games.

In order to conduct safe and secure Games for the whole of Japan, there will be strong coordination and cooperation with local governments to ensure the above guidelines are followed.

The situation will be monitored in Japan and abroad, including the status of the different variants of the coronavirus, and all necessary action will be taken promptly. Vaccination of those involved with the Games will continue, and the vaccination status will be further updated.

There are 32 days to go until the Olympic Games. There are 64 days to go until the Paralympic Games. The five parties will continue to work together to ensure safe and secure Games for all.

Tokyo 2020; Design podium and uniforms Victory Ceremonies unveiled


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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic podiums were created using donated recycled household plastic waste with Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner Procter & Gamble. Titled the Recycled Plastic Victory Ceremony Podium Project, the podiums were created with the purpose of showing the world the different ways in which a sustainable society can be realised, and engaged the whole population of Japan in the podium production process in an historic Games first. The podiums were designed by TOKOLO Asao, the designer of the Tokyo 2020 emblems, and embody the emblems’ message of “Unity in Diversity”. The podium sides feature a three-dimensional representation of the chequered emblem pattern “ichimatsu moyo”, a design in the traditional Japanese colour of indigo blue that expresses the refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.

With the support of Professor TANAKA Hiroya of Keio University in Tokyo, an expert in digital fabrication techniques, the podiums were created using highly advanced 3D printer technology. In addition, aluminium waste recycled from temporary housing provided in the regions affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake was used to create the Olympic and Paralympic symbols embedded in the podiums, in collaboration with Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner, LIXIL Corporation. In approximately nine months, 24.5 tonnes of recycled plastic—the equivalent of around 400,000 bottles of laundry detergent—were collected and utilised in the construction of the 98 podiums that will be used during the Tokyo 2020 Games.



Costumes and Medal Trays

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Based on the concept of modern ceremonial dress, the costume designs incorporate traditional kimono production techniques, such as “kasane” (layering), “ori” (weaving), “musubi” (knots), and “so-me” (dyeing), while also featuring the ingenuity of modern clothing design, such as cooling technology to make the wearer more comfortable in the summer heat. To represent the diversity of volunteers who will carry the medals and escort athletes at Victory Ceremonies, the volunteers themselves can choose between trouser- or dress-style versions. Environmentally-friendly recycled fibres have been used to make the costumes.

The Medal Trays have been produced using recyclable thermoplastic polymer and bear a traditional Japanese fan motif. Indigo blue, the base colour of the trays, is the deepest of the Tokyo 2020 core graphic colours, and intends to harmonise perfectly with the podiums and costumes.

Costumes and trays were designed by up-and-coming Japanese fashion director YAMAGUCHI Sota.

Tokyo 2020; Press release: First ‘Look of the Games’ Collaboration Announced (TOCOG)

First ‘Look of the Games’ Collaboration Announced
Images feature Japanese cultural and artistic works

Tokyo, 16 April 2021 -The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced new illustrations that will be integrated into the Look of the Games – the visual identity of the Tokyo 2020 Games. These new illustrations feature contemporary Japanese culture and artistic works that will be displayed before and during the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The illustrations unveiled today are the first in this series of collaborations between Tokyo 2020 and local artists and will be displayed in Narita International Airport terminal 1 and 2 from 26 April until the middle of September, aiming to welcome athletes and Games stakeholders from around the world to Japan with displays of unique and inspiring Japanese artwork. Japanese painter YAMAGUCHI Akira, one of the artists selected to design the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games posters, collaborated on the first series of this project.

The fundamental look of each Olympic and Paralympic Games is designed in a way to give a sense of the host country’s identity; these feature in images and posters that are used to decorate the host city (see below for details). These designs feature the Tokyo 2020 care graphics, represented by traditional Japanese colours, as well as a ‘colour layering’ effect represented by the twelve-layered kimono. The fusion of contemporary Japanese artworks not only gives the viewer an insight into Japanese culture and art but also illustrates the unique personality of the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The second collaborative work in this series will be released at a later date.


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