TOKYO – The medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were unveiled on Wednesday with exactly one year to go until next year's Games.
The unveiling of the medals, designed by Junichi Kawanishi, was the main attraction of an extravagant ceremony in the Japanese capital to commemorate the landmark.
The event was attended by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The medals, which are 85 millimetre in diameter, feature Greek goddess of victory Nike in their design along with the Olympic symbol and are made from recycled metals, collected from 6.21 million electronic devices donated across Japan.
Abe said he hoped next year's Games would have a similar impact as the 1964 Summer Games held in Tokyo.