Tokyo Olympic Organisers on Monday unveiled the motto for this year’s 2020 Olympic games, “United By Emotion”, which they said reflects the “Universal Values” and “Unifying power of sport”.
After the Official motto is rolled out Tokyo 2020 organizers commented, “Crowds of spectators who do not know each other prior to the Games will come together and learn that there is more that unites them than divides them.”
Each Olympic host city chooses its own Motto to accompany that edition of the games, whereas the official Olympic motto is “Citius, Altius, Fortius” or “Faster, Higher, Stronger”.
The organizers said that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Motto would be displayed onto the iconic Sky Tower in Tokyo from Monday until March 25, the day before the torch relay begins.
Japanese Tennis player, Naomi Osaka, narrated the mottos promotional video. In the video, she says, “We are each different, and all so much the same. She is seen entering the newly built National Stadium surrounded by a diverse group of supporters. “And in these moments we experience and these emotions we share, we change what we can imagine together”.
During the announcement, Toshiro Muto, Tokyo 2020 CEO said “Diverse groups of people, by sharing their emotions will become one. That is the kind of game we want Tokyo 2020 to be”.
The 2012 London Olympic Motto was “Inspire a Generation”, whereas in 2004 Athens was “Welcome Home”- a nod to the birthplace of the Games in Olympia.
The fear of the outbreak of Coronavirus hitting global transport, where the Olympic 2020 opening ceremony is scheduled for 24th July and organizers had stressed that there is no discussion about postponing the date.
The path of the Olympic motto has not always been smooth, where in September 2015, the Games logo was ditched after being accused of plagiarism.
Olivier Debie, the designer accused that the design was stolen from his logo for a Belgian Theatre and also threatened the court action. The officials had to withdraw the emblem “Saying “No longer has public support”.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics will run from July 24th to 9th August, with some 10000 athletes from 200 countries participating in the event.