With one year to go, Tokyo Olympics unveils medals

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 24, 2019 14:41 hrs
Tokyo Olympics medals

The city of Tokyo unveiled its gold, silver, and bronze Olympics medals on Wednesday as it kicked off its countdown to the 2020 Olympic Games, which starts on July 24, 2020.

Celebrations began in Tokyo with clocks showing 365 days to go until the opening ceremony.

Fans, sponsors and politicians were celebrating the day around the Japanese capital, displaying placards and clocks showing 365 days to go until the opening ceremony on July 24, 2020.

This is the second time the Japanese capital has played host to the event after 1964. The 2020 Olympics will include five new sports to enjoy, including baseball, karate, sport climbing, skateboarding, and surfing.

The organisers are confident they are on track to deliver the Games on time.

"We're very pleased that the delivery of the games remains firmly on track. All of the excitement is growing here. You've seen the unprecedented interest in ticket sales," said John Coates, the International Olympic Committee's Coordination Commission chief, while in Tokyo reviewing the preparations amid several one-year-to-go events.

Around 3 million tickets were sold during the first domestic ticket sale last month, surpassing the organisers' expectations for sales.