Tokyo 2020 One Year to Go – Information for the media

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This Thursday 23 July 2020 will mark the One-Year-to-Go milestone before the postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 due to be held in 2021.

A series of activities have been planned to mark this occasion, under the message of the Olympic brand campaign #StrongerTogether, which recognises the importance of solidarity and unity in all our diversity during these difficult times, acknowledging the power of sport and in particular the Olympic Games to bring people together.

Activities will be digitally-led, centred around the Olympic flame, and the resilience and strength of the athletes as they prepare for the Games. This will be supplemented by an exclusive media event in Tokyo to mark one year until the Games begin.

Olympic Movement stakeholders will also be activating across their digital and social media over the coming days, to show their support for all the athletes and Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo 2020 to Mark One Year to Games with video message

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) will release a video incorporating messages of respect and gratitude for all those supporting the Games, and support for the athletes aiming to participate in next year’s Games.

The message will be delivered from the Olympic Stadium at a session for media on Thursday 23 July 2020 at 8 p.m. local time (GMT+9) – the same date and time as the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 next year.