Tokyo – Imagine a chain. Not a material one but a chain of hope.
Athletes can now see the light at the end of a long tunnel, just days before the Opening Ceremony. They are arriving in Tokyo, ready to fulfil their dreams.
The year 2020 was full of challenges. Competitions were cancelled, athletes were separated from their loved ones, for the first time in history the Olympic Games were postponed.
It wasn’t easy, yet they have overcome the adversity to be united in ways never seen before. More than ever, Olympians stand a symbol of hope.
Beyond rivalries, the Olympic spirit is stronger than ever, and the athletes who will take part in the Games are stronger together.
Tokyo 2020 have compiled messages of hope that athletes have shared with each other, before the Olympics begin on 23 July.