Legacy of beautiful for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games


  • Masaichi Aihara Osaka University of Economics


Tokyo Olympic Games1964, Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020, Legacy


A major sports event is required to raise environmental awareness, which is a big difference from the 1964 Tokyo Games. The 1964 Tokyo Games left a long-lasting legacy in Japan to express the words faster, higher, and stronger, as in the Olympic motto. The Metropolitan Highway, the Railway network of Shinkansen, and the Tokyo International Airport (new runway and terminal building extension) were opened, and color television was popularized. We recommend that the 2020 Tokyo Games add beautiful (Ωpaia) to the three parts of the Olympic motto. Japanese athletes like gymnast Kohei Uchimura pursue beautiful techniques. The legacy at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games will be to pursue more beauty, including environmental beautification activities. After the Japanese representation at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Japanese supporters picked up trash and were widely reported by overseas media. Japanese people generally have a high level of environmental awareness and contribute to the formation of Japan’s national image. The Sports Garbage Pickup Tournament is a sporting event that incorporates elements of sports competition into cleaning activities. Recently, it has been introduced on the IOC channel.






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