Japan : 2020 Olympic Games
(24 Jan 2020) Tokyo put on a fireworks display on Friday to mark the 6 month milestone till Japan hosts this year’s Olympics.
The show took place above a barge stationed in Tokyo Bay that supports a large replica of the five Olympic rings.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, said most of the infrastructure will be prepared with the completion of the Aquatic Center in February.
Yasuhiro Yamashita, Judo gold medalist, said “when I imagine this day, my heart is so excited. I am so happy to be able to be involved.”
The Olympic rings floating in the waters of Tokyo Bay below the fireworks arrived a week ago.
They stand 15.3 metres high – about 50 feet tall – and are 32.6 metres from end to end – about 100 feet in length.
It will stay there until the Olympics open on 24 July and close on 9 August.
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