'United by Emotion' Chosen as Tokyo 2020 Motto

TOKYO – Tokyo 2020 will carry the official motto “United by Emotion” for this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games said the motto “emphasizes the power of sport to bring together people from diverse backgrounds of every kind and allow them to connect and celebrate in a way that reaches beyond their differences.”

A concept video featuring Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has also been created “to share the key messages behind the Tokyo 2020 Games Motto with the world.”

The motto will be displayed in English in a variety of environments and applications, such as at competition venues, on city street decorations and on licensed goods. It will also be featured in digital media, ensuring worldwide attention.

To celebrate the creation of the Tokyo 2020 motto, a laser mapping display will be projected onto the iconic Tokyo Skytree from Feb. 17 until March 25.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will run from July 24 to Aug. 9 with the Paralympics following from Aug. 25 to Sept. 6.

(Article cover photo: Artistic impressions of the Motto on display at Games venues, courtesy of Tokyo 2020)