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Tokyo 2020 Playbooks

The International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee published the Playbooks, a resource which outlines the personal responsibilities key stakeholders must take to play their role in ensuring safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

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Featured stories

Florists work next to mascots of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Miraitowa (L) and Someity (R)
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Fans to enjoy innovative digital experiences for Tokyo 2020
A General view of Skateboarding Park venue at the Ariake Urban Sports Park
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“I received a baton… to pass on to the next generation” says Tokyo 2020 pictograms designer
Toyko 2020 Olympic Village
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Tokyo 2020 highlights the possibilities for a circular economy
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All you need to know about Tokyo 2020 sustainability

Tokyo 1964 legacy

As athletes take centre stage at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,  we go back in time and look at some of the lasting legacies created by the first-ever Olympic Games held in Asia.
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Noren Curtains exhibition
Noren Curtains exhibition
Tokyo 2020 artists in residence
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Tokyo 2020 volunteers
Tokyo 2020 volunteers
Tokyo 2020 volunteers
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Recovery Monuments
Recovery Monuments
Tokyo 2020 Recovery Monuments
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IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister SUGA Yoshihide
IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister SUGA Yoshihide
IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister SUGA Yoshihide
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IOC President Thomas Bach during a meeting with Professor Muhammad Yunus at Olympic House in Lausanne in 2020.
IOC President Thomas Bach during a meeting with Professor Muhammad Yunus at Olympic House in Lausanne in 2020.
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IOC/Greg Martin - Professor Muhammad Yunus during a meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach at Olympic House in Lausanne in 2020
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Tokyo 2020 podium
Tokyo 2020 podium
Tokyo 2020 Victory Ceremony podium
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Olympic Village sign
Olympic Village sign
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Burns, an internationally recognised abstract impressionist painter, set four world records in swimming during three Paralympic Games: Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000. He then went onto establish himself as an artist, with 30 years of painting experience across 60 countries.
Burns, an internationally recognised abstract impressionist painter, set four world records in swimming during three Paralympic Games: Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000. He then went onto establish himself as an artist, with 30 years of painting experience across 60 countries.
Tokyo 2020 Olympian and Paralympian artists
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Gregory Burns
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IOC President Thomas Bach during a visit to the Olympic Village where he signed the Truce Mural
IOC President Thomas Bach during a visit to the Olympic Village where he signed the Truce Mural
IOC President Thomas Bach signs the Truce Mural
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Toyko 2020 Olympic Village
Toyko 2020 Olympic Village
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United Nations and IOC launch series of stamps
United Nations and IOC launch series of stamps
United Nations and IOC launch series of stamps to honour the role of sport for peace
The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA), in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has created a series of stamps to commemorate the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the shared values of the two organisations, and to highlight sport’s contribution to peace around the world.
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Members of the Olympic Refugee Team at the Olympic Village in Tokyo
Members of the Olympic Refugee Team at the Olympic Village in Tokyo
IOC President meets refugee athletes at the Olympic Village
The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, today met for the first time the refugee athletes who will be competing for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo. President Bach was accompanied by UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) High Commissioner Filippo Grandi.
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The flag bearers of the Olympic flag
The flag bearers of the Olympic flag
The flag bearers of the Olympic flag
During one of the most symbolic moments of the Ceremony, six athletes – five representing the five continents, and one representing the IOC Refugee Olympic Team – carried the Olympic flag into the Olympic Stadium.
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Olympic cauldron lighting Tokyo 2020
Olympic cauldron lighting Tokyo 2020
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About the IOC

IOC principles

A phoenix is suspended over the Olympic Cauldron at the Closing ceremony at London 2012
The IOC is at the very heart of world sport, supporting every Olympic Movement stakeholder, promoting Olympism worldwide, and overseeing the regular celebration of the Olympic Games. The IOC is also committed to promoting sport in society, strengthening the integrity of sport and supporting clean athletes and other sports organisations.
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The IOC as an organisation

Established in on 23 June 1894, the International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit independent international organisation. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Olympic Capital, it is entirely privately funded and distributes 90 per cent of its revenues to the wider sporting movement, for the development of sport and athletes at all levels.
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