Games Motto

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”

Case studies from Rio de Janeiro 2016
Case studies from Rio de Janeiro 2016

PyeongChang 2018 “Passion. Connected.”

Case studies from Pyeong-Chang 2018
Case studies from Pyeong-Chang 2018

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
Author Mariko HAYASHI
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

Related News

14 June 2019
1st Tokyo 2020 Games Motto selection Panel (in Japanese only)