Tokyo 2020 celebrates 100 days to go before Olympic Opening Ceremony
Tokyo 2020 and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on April 14 celebrated 100 days to go to the opening of the Olympic Games in 2021 with the unveiling of the Olympic Rings on Mount Takao, as well as a commemorative ceremony with the Olympic and Paralympic mascots in Tokyo.
The 100-day milestone marks the home straight for Tokyo 2020 and for thousands of the world’s top athletes as they ramp up preparations to compete at the Games in front of a worldwide audience of billions.
"For the last year, athletes around the world have kept the faith and continued to train despite huge challenges. Soon we will all be able to celebrate what they have accomplished," President Hashimoto commented. "The Games will be a celebration of resilience, of solidarity, and of our shared humanity. Together, the world has faced an unprecedented crisis and Tokyo 2020 is committed to offering a light of hope and solace this summer."
Statues of Miraitowa and Someity – the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic mascots – were unveiled to applause outside the TMG building by the Governor of Tokyo, KOIKE Yuriko and Tokyo 2020 Vice President ENDO Toshiaki, while YAMASHITA Yasuhiro, the Japanese Olympic Committee President, ISHIKAWA Royichi, Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly President and KOYAMA Kunihiko, all helped pull the string, Olympic Channel reported.