Iconic Olympic Rings to Remain in Odaiba Marine Park until August 2020

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The days before the commencement of the much anticipated 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic games are already numbered. With the Olympic hype in Japan, hundreds of thousands of sports fanatics and enthusiasts from the country and across the globe are already looking forward to witness not only the specific sports events but also the various aspects of the upcoming Olympics such as but not limited to their official merchandise, the athletes’ accommodation, ticket designs and of course, the coming of the popular Olympic rings.


The iconic Olympic rings have already reached the shores of Tokyo as early as January of 2020 or six months prior to the start of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. According to Kenichi Kimura, one of the Olympic officials, “We decided to install the Olympic rings at this time because we wanted to do it first thing in the Olympic year.”


These five gigantic Olympic rings 15.3 meters in length and are 32.6 meters from one end to another will remain in Tokyo, Japan during the course of the Olympic events which is set to begin on July 24, 2020 until the end of the international sports event on August 9, 2020. The said iconic rings will be specifically installed in Odaiba Marine Park which is situated in Tokyo Bay. It is also actually the venue for the triathlon and distance swimming events.


After the conclusion of the Olympic sports events, the blue, black, red, yellow and green color scheme of the Olympic rings will be replaced by the so-called “agitos” which is said to be the symbol signifying the Paralympic Games which will is scheduled to begin on August 25, 2020. The Latin term “agitos” literally means “I move”. It is basically a resemblance of three brush strokes with red, blue and green color scheme.


Reference: Olympic rings arrive in Tokyo Bay


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