Tokyo, tomorrow and team. These three key words are captured by the T-shaped emblem of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, which has been presented last Friday in Tokyo, Japan, alongside the emblem of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The symbol, designed by Japanese artist Kenjiro Sano, is composed by a black central column, representing diversity and the sum of all colours, and a red circle, symbolising an inclusive world and the power of every beating heart, and it was created to express the power of unity.
“The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived.” Said the Tokyo 2020 President, Yoshiro Mori. “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. Let us all unite our efforts under the new Games emblems and work together as one to ensure the realisation of a truly inspirational Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.” Concluded Mori.
Moreover, using the same elements and being inspired by the same vision, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic emblem design is inspired by the mathematical symbol of equality.
“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.” The Vice President of the International Paralympic Committee, Andrew Parsons, said. “The performances of the para-athletes will not just inspire and excite the world, but act as a catalyst for a more inclusive society, here in Japan, across Asia and the whole world. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will create a brighter tomorrow for millions of people around the world. This emblem, whilst paying testament to Japan’s rich heritage, will represent that brighter future and will become globally synonymous with sporting excellence and the incredible achievements of Paralympians.”.
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