With the opening ceremony for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo just over eight months away, organizers were able to tick the medals as done on their To Do list in July this year.
A lot of thought went into the crafting of the medals and through the Tokyo 2020 Medal Project nearly 80,000 tons of mobile phones and small electronic devices were collected around the country to craft the medals awarded to athletes at the Olympic and Paralympic games next year. According to Tokyo 2020, about 5,000 medals are expected to be awarded between the two games.
The two-year donation drive was so successful, Tokyo 2020 announced that 100% of the metals used to make the awards will be extracted from materials found in donated electronics which included more than 6 million mobile phones.
The massive haul of donated electronics was reduced down to approximately 71 pounds of gold, 7,700 pounds of silver, and 4,850 pounds of bronze.
Olympic medal designer Junichi Kawanishi was given the opportunity of designing the medals after winning a competition held by Toko 2020 out of more than 400 entries. After the process of dismantling, extracting and refining the metals will be used to create the Kawanishi designed Olympic medals.
“We hope that our project to recycle small consumer electronics and our efforts to contribute to an environmentally friendly and sustainable society will become a legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Games,” the organization’s website reads.
If Japan’s successful hosting of the Rugby World Cup 2019 is anything to go by, the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will definitely not disappoint.
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