What is a Games Motto?
The Games motto is a message that distills the Games vision into a few words, capturing the essence of the ideas and concepts that the Tokyo 2020 Games wish to share with the world.
In recent Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Games motto has played an important role in decorating the competition venues and the city, as well as on digital media.
Case studies from past Games
Rio de Janeiro 2016 “A New World”
PyeongChang 2018 “Passion. Connected.”
Tokyo 2020 Games Motto Selection Panel
(As of 25 Sep. 2019)
|Former ballerina / Actress||Tamiyo KUSAKARI|
|Vice Governor of Tokyo||Mitsuchika TARAO|
|Paralympian (Athletics)||Wakako TSUCHIDA|
|President, Konishi Decorative Arts & Crafts||David ATKINSON|
|Singer / Actor / Producer||Mari NATSUKI|
|Olympian (Swimming) / Sport Journalist||Takeshi MATSUDA|
|Olympian (Volleyball) / President, Japan Volleyball Association (JVA)||Yuko MITSUYA|
|Director General (CEO), Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games||Toshiro MUTO|