The International Olympic Committee adopted the official motto of the Olympics to be “Citius, Altius, Fortius” which translates to “Faster, Higher, Stronger” in 1894. Coubertin said, “These three words represent a programme of moral beauty.”
“United by Emotion” – the motto of Tokyo Olympics
Since then, the Olympics have regularly changed their motto to have a distinct motto of its own. The committee organising the Tokyo Olympics of 202 0 has decided that the official Games motto be “United by Emotion”. “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.”
Each motto captures the vision of the Games and the ideas and concepts that the host city wants to share with the world. By keeping “United by Emotion” as their motto, Tokyo wishes and hopes that its volunteers, spectators, and athletes across the world. From over 200 National Olympic Committee and the Refugee Olympic Team will join hands and stand together and understand that “there is more that unites than divides them”. This beautifully captures the very relevant message of embracing the diversity that is the need of the hour.
The Tokyo Olympics 2020 hopes to inspire face-to-face interactions and provide a platform where a large variety of people of different nationalities, races, cultures, and ethnicities can overlook the differences between them and understand each other better.
Since sports allows people to connect by helping them embrace their emotions and passion, Tokyo will provide a chance to the athletes to showcase their competitive spirit and support one another. All decorations in the city of Tokyo and Game venues shall be decked up in accordance with this motto.
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