POSTED: July 15th 2014
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Tokyo 2020 asks for contributions with Creating Tomorrow Together campaign

Athens 2004 Olympic hammer-throw champion Koji Murofushi inspires kids to look forward to TOKYO 2020 / TOKYO 2020 Shugo TAKEMI
Athens 2004 Olympic hammer-throw champion Koji Murofushi inspires kids to look forward to TOKYO 2020 / TOKYO 2020 Shugo TAKEMI

Koji Murofushi served as a substitute teacher for a fifth grade class / TOKYO 2022 - Shugo TAKEMI
Koji Murofushi served as a substitute teacher for a fifth grade class / TOKYO 2022 - Shugo TAKEMI

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) In an effort to assist its “Discover Tomorrow” vision created during the candidature phase of the 2020 Olympic Summer Games bidding process, Tokyo 2020 announced Monday its “Creating Tomorrow Together” project.

The ideas and opinions of Japan’s younger generation will help define Tokyo 2020’s plans to deliver “a superb Games” while promoting the Olympic Values.

Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi, hammer-throw champion at the Athens 2004 Olympic Summer Games, served as a substitute teacher for a Tokyo elementary school’s fifth grade class Monday.

“We want to inspire the new generation with the Olympic Spirit,” Murofushi said. “They are the future of our nation; that’s why we want them to be actively involved in our preparations. It is of crucial importance to make young people realise that this is also their Games and they have a key role to play throughout the entire process of our preparations and during the Games themselves.

“We are looking forward to receiving everybody’s suggestions to help us ensure the success of the 2020 Games.”

Students across Japan will write an essay during the summer holidays of their “dreams for 2020 and the future they want to build for Japan” prior to the Opening Ceremony of the Games in 2020.

Tokyo 2020 made its dedicated website for submissions (website.vision.tokyo2020.jp) from a broader section of society Tuesday to receive contributions from more citizens than just the younger generations.



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