Fireworks explode above the Olympic rings as they are illuminated for the first time to mark six months to go to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, January 24, 2020. /VCG Photo
Tokyo 2020 organizers on Monday rolled out the motto for this year's Olympics, "United by Emotion", which they said reflected the "universal values" and "unifying power of sport.""Crowds of spectators who do not know each other prior to the Games will come together and learn that there is more that unites them than divides them," Tokyo 2020 said as it unveiled the motto. "Diverse groups of people, by sharing their emotions, will become one," Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said during the announcement. "That is the kind of Games we want the Tokyo 2020 Games to be." The official Olympic motto is "Citius, Altius, Fortius" or "Faster, Higher, Stronger," but each host city chooses its own motto to accompany that edition of the Games.
Night view of Tokyo, Japan, July 30, 2020. /VCG Photo
The motto will be displayed on the iconic Tokyo Skytree, the Japanese capital's tallest landmark, from Monday until March 25, the day before the torch relay begins. Some 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries will gather in Tokyo for the Olympics, which run from July 24 to August 9. Organizers have stressed there is no discussion about changing this date despite the coronavirus crisis hitting global transport.
(With input from AFP and Reuters )
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