OLYMPIC RINGS RETURN TO TOKYO BAY
The Olympic rings monument was reinstalled in Tokyo Bay on Tuesday, after being removed in August for maintenance.
Organizers ramp up preparation for next year’s postponed Summer Games.
The return of the monument, which stands 15.3m tall and 32.6m wide and was originally installed in January, should send a signal that the Games are getting closer.
In a report from Reuters, Tokyo metropolitan government planning director Atsushi Yanashimizu said : “Since the symbol is here, we want Tokyo residents and also internationally to feel that the Games are coming very soon,”
“Also, we want everyone to feel we will have the Tokyo 2020 Games definitely next year.” Yanashimizu said.