Monument installed in Tokyo Bay for the 2020 Summer Games temporarily removed 

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Olympic Rings At Tokyo Bay

On Thursday, an Olympic Ring monument at Tokyo Bay, which was installed seven months ago [15.3m tall and 32.6m wide], was temporarily removed for maintenance.

It will return in December, when Japan heads into the final stretch of preparations for the rescheduled Olympics after being cleaned and undergoing a safety inspection before being re-installed.

In March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Olympics were pushed back by an year.

When will the rings be re-installed?

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Olympic Rings

Atsushi Yanashimizu, Planning Director at Tokyo Metropolitan Government, told Reuters on Thursday, “Since it will be not on display for four months, it is kind of sad. But I consider in a positive way that we will make sure it will be clean and securely maintained when it comes back in four months.”

Amid continuing concerns about COVID-19, organizers will hope to have a better idea as to whether the Games can go ahead in Tokyo next year when the rings are re-installed in December.

“By delivering the Games successfully in Tokyo we strongly hope that we can create a legacy that is in the history of mankind,” Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto told Reuters in an interview last month.

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