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June 26, 2018
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Announcing the "2 Years To Go to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Countdown Event” and the “Meet the Tokyo 2020 Mascots Event” Leading Up to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to inform that TMG and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will jointly host the "2 Years To Go to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Countdown Event” on Tuesday, July 24 to celebrate the day exactly two years before the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Prior to the countdown event, the Tokyo 2020 Mascots will make an official debut on Sunday, July 22. With the competition starting in two years, this is an opportunity for many people to participate in building up momentum toward the opening of the Games. Details about the event and media invitations will be provided at a later date.

1. "2 Years To Go to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Countdown Event"

Date / Time

Tuesday, July 24 2018, 14:00 – 20:00

Location

Tokyo Skytree Town (address: Oshiage 1-1-2, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)

Content

Tokyo 2020 sponsors and Olympic venue cities' booths and exhibits, competitive event experiences for visitors, photo opportunities with the Mascots, a stamp rally, and more.

Volunteer PR Event (17:30 – 18:15)

Recruiting of Games Volunteers and City Volunteers begins in mid-September 2018. To introduce the volunteer activities prior to the recruiting drive, a talk show will be held featuring Olympians, Paralympians, and experienced volunteers.
In addition, a volunteer PR booth will be open from 14:00 to 20:00.

Countdown Ceremony (19:00 – 20:00)

Guest Olympians and the Tokyo 2020 Mascots will be on stage to celebrate the start of the 2-year countdown. As the Tokyo Skytree lights up, excitement will build as everyone dances to the Tokyo Gorin Ondo 2020 dance – a traditional Japanese summer festival dance and song.

2. “Meet the Tokyo 2020 Mascots Event”

The Tokyo 2020 Mascots, which were selected by a nationwide poll of elementary school students, will begin their activities.

Date / Time

Sunday, July 22 2018, 11:00 – 11:30 (tentative)

Location

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya (address: Yurakucho-1-1-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), Hibiya Step open space (address: Yurakucho-1-1-4, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) and elsewhere

Content

Appearance of the Tokyo 2020 Mascots, unveiling of their names, and showing an animated film of their creation, etc.

image of mascots

 

Inquiries
(Assistance in Japanese only)

For Countdown Event;
Project Section, Planning and Promotion Division
Phone:03-5320-7767

For Volunteer PR Event;
Operations Section, Planning and Promotion Division
Phone:03-5388-2880

For Meet the Tokyo 2020 Mascots Event;
Project Section, Planning and Promotion Division
Phone:03-5388-2494

Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation

https://twitter.com/sports_tokyo (External link)
https://www.facebook.com/tocho2020games/ (External link)

 

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