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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said she hopes the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics offer a beacon of hope for a better future on Saturday.
As part of the second day events, the Tokyo Media Center held a TMC Talks live with Koike, in which she said the Games are a “symbol of sustainable recovery, which I hope to the world as a model for future Olympics.”
Koike added that the opening ceremony on Friday was under the theme ‘United by Emotion.’ She explained that no matter the different languages and cultures, sports always united people.
“The games are truly a celebration of athletes, with 33 sports and 339 athletes, the largest number in history. We are envisioning the Tokyo 2020 games as the recovery Olympics and Paralympics,” Koike said.
Under the theme of sustainability, the Tokyo Governor explained that the medals awarded to athletes were made from electronics and other materials donated by Japanese citizens.
“We want to show the world the model of a sustainable society,” Koike said.
She ended the TMC Talks saying she hoped the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be remembered as the “greatest games ever.”