About D&I

The Tokyo 2020 Games Vision is to be the most innovative in history, will bring positive reform to the world by building on three core concepts: Striving for your personal best (Achieving Personal Best), Accepting one another (Unity in Diversity) and Passing on Legacy for the future (Connecting to Tomorrow).

Under the tagline, “Know Differences, Show Differences” Tokyo 2020 are positioning Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) as an essential element of achieving the Games Vision and is driving the success of the Games. Therefore, D&I is being incorporated into all aspects of Games planning and operations.

Tokyo 2020 will embrace ‘Diversity’ through celebrating individuals’ differences while ‘Inclusion’ will see persons being accepted and respected no matter their age, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or intellectual or physical impairment.

People of diverse backgrounds influence each other, and these differences lead to the creation of new values within an organisation and society. Tokyo 2020 want to achieve Diversity and Inclusion through “Know Differences, Show Differences” which allows each person to demonstrate their full capabilities because everyone will understand and respect each other.

Tokyo 2020 will share this approach with athletes, spectators and Games-related personnel. By raising widespread awareness of D&I to everyone taking part or attending the Games, Tokyo 2020 are aiming to encourage D&I to become an integral part of Japanese society as a post-Games legacy.