Tokyo 2020 Medal Project: Towards an Innovative Future for All
16:35, Friday, 12 July, 2019
We have closed the collection of small electronic devices for the Tokyo 2020 Medal Project at the end of Sunday 31 March 2019. The medal design will be announced in the summer of 2019.
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) conducted the “Tokyo 2020 Medal Project” to collect small electronic devices such as used mobile phones from all over Japan to produce the Olympic and Paralympic medals. In the two years between April 2017 and March 2019, 100 per cent of the metals required to manufacture the approximately 5,000 gold, silver and bronze medals have been extracted from small electronic devices that were contributed from people all over Japan. Every single medal that will be awarded to the athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Games are made from recycled metals. We are grateful for everyone's cooperation to this project. We hope that our project to recycle small consumer electronics and our efforts to contribute to an environmentally friendly and sustainable society will become a legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Games.