2020 Olympics going green


Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics medal designs. Photo courtesy of Google Images.

Daniela Martell, Sports Editor

Ever since the 2020 Tokyo Olympics preview was released in the closing event of the 2016 Rio Olympics, everyone has been anxiously waiting for the event. 

It is safe to say that the majority of people have high expectations for this event, and Tokyo has not disappointed. 

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics announced that the Olympics are going green! 

Contrary to certain leaders’ thoughts, climate change should be a priority, and the Olympics agree with that. 

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ theme is “Be better, together – For the planet and the people.” 

According to tokyo2020.org, Tokyo is taking a sustainable approach by building facilities with sustainably sourced timber and are planning to reuse the wood used in the event. 

They are using water-absorbing pavements and roads that reflect heat to minimize heat. 

The uniforms will be made from recycled plastic and the medals from extracted metals of electronics. 

The infamous Olympic torch will be from aluminum waste and the podiums from recycled houses and marine plastic waste. 

With all of this in plan, hopefully the 2020 Olympics’ greenhouse gas emissions will be low. 

Tokyo’s plan is to continue this sustainable approach, even after the Olympics end. 

This amazing idea should inspire other sporting events to fight the common problem of climate change.