The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has launched the Tokyo 2020 Nationwide Participation Programme, which consists of a series of public events aimed at building public support ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and maximising their impact and reach across Japan.
Tokyo 2020 will authorise and brand events that meet specific criteria, and leverage these to promote positive social change across the country and the active participation of as many individuals and communities as possible.
The programme will consist of two elements:
-The Tokyo 2020 Official Programme, which will include officially authorised Tokyo 2020 events organised by the national government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government or a municipal authority within the Tokyo area, official sponsors of the Organising Committee, the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the Japanese Olympic Committee, the Japanese Paralympic Committee, authorised broadcasters, and local public bodies that own and operate competition venues.
-The Tokyo 2020 Support Programme, which will include authorised Tokyo 2020 Games-related events conducted by non-commercial organisations aiming to engage as many people as possible.
In support of the new programmes, Tokyo 2020 has created four new logos; one for Olympic only official events, one for Paralympic only official events, one for both and one for the Support Programme. These can be used by organisers to help promote events that are part of the Tokyo 2020 Nationwide Participation Programme.
Each of the programmes cover eight categories: “Sport and Health”, “Urban Planning”, “Sustainability”, “Cultural Olympiad”, “Education”, “Economy and Technology”, “Recovery”, and “Nationwide Benefits”. The Organising Committee will evaluate all proposals submitted to them and authorise those that meet the criteria.
Several events showcasing sport and culture are already planned in the Greater Tokyo Area and in some areas of the Tohoku region, trying to engage the young generation and invite them to be part of the preparations for Tokyo 2020.