The Caring Games

Connecting to Tomorrow with the Power of Sport

One of the important contributions to society the Tokyo 2020 Games aim to make is to support the recovery efforts and to encourage the people who devote themselves to rebuilding the local communities in the areas affected by natural disasters. The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has been involved in many events and activities to help deliver energy to the people in such areas.

Many athletes have paid a visit to the Tohoku region after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. The experience has given the athletes an opportunity to renew their perspective about the power of sport and the role of athletes in society. When Tokyo was bidding for the 2020 Games, the Japanese delegation appealed to the IOC during the final presentation that Japan would demonstrate the power of sport to the world and leave a positive legacy for future generations. After winning the bid, a number of natural disasters occurred in Japan. In times of difficulty we have seen at various occasions that sport has the power to connect people, to encourage people to have a dream, and to light up the children's lives with laughter and joy. As the athletes become a symbol of hope to the people, Tokyo 2020 will work closely with our partners to prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Games and hope that our activities will deliver energy and motivation to those people who are rebuilding their lives.

Tokyo 2020 Games Empowered by the People in the Areas Affected by Natural Disasters

The Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 plays a crucial role in the reopening of J-Village
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Interview

An interview with Asako Takakura, head coach of Nadeshiko Japan Thought for her native Fukushima and the revival of the J-Village national football centre
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Actions Taken by Tokyo 2020

An introduction to Tokyo 2020's activities supporting the Caring Games, including activities planned for the future.

Hosting the Tokyo 2020 Games Competitions in the Affected Areas

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One of the venues for Baseball/Softball – Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium.

One of the venues for Baseball/Softball – Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium.

Baseball/Softball

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One of the venues for Football – Miyagi Stadium.

One of the venues for Football – Miyagi Stadium.

Football

Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay

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Fukushima Prefecture was selected as the starting point for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay.The grand starting point will be J-Village, located in the towns of Naraha and Hirono.

Fukushima Prefecture was selected as the starting point for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay.The grand starting point will be J-Village, located in the towns of Naraha and Hirono.

Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay

TOKYO 2020 NIPPON FESTIVAL

TOKYO 2020 NIPPON FESTIVAL special webpage

We will also be holding a number of special programmes including a 'Reconstruction of the Tohoku region' programme with cultural events taking place in the Tohoku region and Tokyo.

Activities During Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018

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Rio 2016 Games: Olympic Flag Handover Ceremony.

Rio 2016 Games: Olympic Flag Handover Ceremony.

Making of Hand Over Project

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Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018 Live Site events were held in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018 Live Site events were held in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Athletes Contribute to the Build-up of the Tokyo 2020 Games

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Athletes take part in an athletic meet held in areas affected by natural disasters.

Athletes take part in an athletic meet held in areas affected by natural disasters.

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"Japan Walk" in Sendai: Walking together with Olympians and Paralympians.

"Japan Walk" in Sendai: Walking together with Olympians and Paralympians.

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Ceremony granting the designation certificate for the "Programme Supporting the Development of Athletes towards the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020".

Ceremony granting the designation certificate for the "Programme Supporting the Development of Athletes towards the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020".

Promoting the Appeal of Areas Affected by the Earthquake and Tsunami

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Spinning Yagura Bon-odori Dance Festival in Iwaki City.

Spinning Yagura Bon-odori Dance Festival in Iwaki City.

Tokyo Gorin Ondo 2020 Dance Brings Together Young and Old in Iwaki!

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Official dinner on the occasion of the 5th IOC Coordination Commission Meeting.

Official dinner on the occasion of the 5th IOC Coordination Commission Meeting.

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Tokyo 2020 Support Programme "Future from Fukushima – Local Treasures Folk Culture Preservation Project".

Tokyo 2020 Support Programme "Future from Fukushima – Local Treasures Folk Culture Preservation Project".

Putting Words into Action - The Tokyo 2020 Support Programme Endorses Fukushima Event

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Designation ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Support Programme "Special Class to Regenerate Iwate Prefecture toward the Future".

Designation ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Support Programme "Special Class to Regenerate Iwate Prefecture toward the Future".