Tokyo 2020 has today celebrated one year to go until the Olympics by unveiling the Olympics medals.
The design of the gold, silver and bronze medals has been conceived to appear as rough stones that have been polished. The medals are manufactured using the precious metal extracted from small electronic devices donated by people all over Japan.

“The medals collect and reflect myriad patterns of light, symbolising the energy of the athletes and those who support them; their design is intended to symbolise diversity and represent a world where people who compete in sports and work hard are honoured”

The ribbon is designed to be a reflection of Japan itself and of the way the country demonstrates “Unity in Diversity”. 

The design of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medal case is inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Games emblem. Each medal case is distinct and has its own wood fibre pattern subtly infused into the design.

Source: Tokyo 2020

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Tokyo unveils Olympic logo

Tokyo 2020 unveiled the official emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Harmonized Chequered Emblems. The logo replaces the first choice which was scrapped last year after the designer was accused of plagiarism.

The new design was selected following an open competition. Four designs were shortlisted out of 14,000 received from all over the world:

According to its Japanese designer, Asao Tokoro, the design represents different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. It incorporates the message of ‘unity in diversity’.

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