Olympic Agora

Since the early Olympic Games, sport and culture have been closely linked. Tokyo 2020 saw the creation of the first Olympic Agora – a meeting place for sport, art and culture.

This film explains the background and the benefits of this vibrant public space, which has left artworks for the community to enjoy for years to come.

We hear from the Head of International Cultural Affairs at the IOC’s Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage, as well as some of the artists involved in the project.

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Olympic Agora Tokyo 2020

The inaugural Olympic Agora took place around the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, in Tokyo’s historic Nihonbashi district. On view from 1 July to 15 August 2021, this new initiative included an exhibition of Olympic treasures, a lively Agora Cafe and art installations by leading contemporary artists that reinterpreted the Olympic values for global audiences, with the mission to inspire and nurture solidarity, resilience and optimism among the international community.
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