Tokyo Olympics organizers unveil eco-friendly Olympic medal podium, take a first look of podium & medals

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Tokyo Olympics – Eco-friendly Olympic medal podium: Amid all uncertainty caused due to Covid-19 pandemic, finally first event to celebrate 50 Days to Go to Tokyo Olympics was organized today in Japan. On the occasion, the organizing body of the Tokyo Olympics unveiled an environmentally friendly medal podium. It was also revealed by the organizers during the occasion total 878 ceremonies will be held during the Olympics and Paralympics on the newly designed podium.

Tokyo Olympics 50 Days to Go: How the medal podium will look? 

Tokyo Olympics – Eco-friendly Olympic medal podium unveiled: During a live online event, the organizers introduced the navy-colored checkered podium, which was made from recycled plastic, as well as costumes and medal trays to be used by volunteers who will take part in the ceremonies.

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“For athletes standing on the podium and for others watching them, I believe (the ceremonies) will allow us to realize the value of holding the games during this time,” Seiko Hashimoto, president of the committee, said of the games to be held amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“We have 50 days. I feel like I can hear the footsteps of the athletes who will cross the sea and gather in Tokyo,” she said. “The organizing committee will protect the health of athletes at all costs.”

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Podiums, designed by artist Asao Tokolo who created the games’ emblems, were made using marine plastic waste and household plastic to highlight the committee’s push for sustainability, one of the key concepts of the Olympics set to open on July 23.

Tokyo Olympics: 878 Olympic Medal Ceremonies will be held during Tokyo Olympics

Involving over 500 volunteers, a total of 878 ceremonies will be held during the Olympics and Paralympics, which were postponed for a year due to the global health crisis.

The Olympics will feature 33 sports consisting of 339 medal events, while the Paralympics, from Aug. 24, will have 539 events across 22 sports.

Volunteers who will take part in the ceremonies will wear blue costumes that combine the designs of traditional Japanese kimono and modern clothing. They can select whether to wear a garment in trouser or dress style.