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P&G and Tokyo 2020 Announce The Podium Project – The First-Ever Medals Podiums Created From Recycled Plastic for Upcoming Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, in partnership with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Procter & Gamble ( PG ) announced that for the first time in Olympic and Paralympic Games histories, all medal podiums will be created entirely from recycled materials – and consumers can directly contribute. The

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Tokyo 2020 Test Events Break Olympic Record

Tokyo 2020 Test Events Break Olympic Record

The Olympic Stadium will be open for its test event next May (Getty images) This article originally appeared in the Mainichi Shimbun, May 27, 2019 (ATR) Ready, Set, Tokyo. Those three words mark the branding for the series of test events for the Olympics and Paralympics about to begin across Japan. There are 55 events, which is an Olympic record. The parade

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Tokyo 2020 primed for latest IOC inspection as preparations ramp up for Olympic and Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020 primed for latest IOC inspection as preparations ramp up for Olympic and Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020 is set to welcome the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the eighth time as preparations for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games enter the final stages. The three-day visit will begin tomorrow with the Coordination Commission, led by Australia’s John Coates, due to be taken on a tour of several Games venues by

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The world takes notice! Oita as the "most inclusive city": The Paralympic Games transform the region (Vol. 3)

The world takes notice! Oita as the “most inclusive city”: The Paralympic Games transform the region (Vol. 3)

Over half a century has passed since the Paralympic Games were first held in Japan in 1964, and Japan will soon be hosting for the second time. Since its last time as host of the Games, Japan has built a legacy of promoting independence in people with impairments and promoting Para sports. Right now, in Oita, the movement to truly integrate people with

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The man who dedicated his life to putting Para sports on the map: The Paralympic Games transform the region (Vol. 2)

The man who dedicated his life to putting Para sports on the map: The Paralympic Games transform the region (Vol. 2)

The Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games were the first held in Asia, and transformed the way the people of Japan saw people with impairments as well as the status of Para sports. The locus for this tremendous shift was not just in Tokyo, but in Oita, a prefecture on Japan's southern island of Kyushu, about 12,000 kilometres away from Tokyo, as well--driven by the

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Oita International Wheelchair Marathon, an event held in southeastern japan, attracts top athletes across the world and a lot of local spectators: The Paralympic Games transform the region (Vol. 1)

Oita International Wheelchair Marathon, an event held in southeastern japan, attracts top athletes across the world and a lot of local spectators: The Paralympic Games transform the region (Vol. 1)

In November 2018, the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon celebrated its 38th anniversary since its inception in 1981. World records in both men and women events were established and still standing, and it is recognised as the official IPC competition. Considered the world's top-class event, over 200 athletes in wheelchair from all over Japan and abroad

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