On Wednesday, the official torch of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo was unveiled by Judo’s only three-time Olympic champion Nomura Tadahiro.
Tadahiro, who won gold in 1996 in Atlanta, Sydney in 2000, and Athens in 2004, was astonished that he was made the official ambassador of the 2020 Torch Relay.
“When I heard the news of my appointment, I was really surprised and very happy,” Tadahiro told reporters.
“As an Olympian, I have participated in the Olympic Games many times, and I think that the torch is something special for all of us who love the Olympic Games and love sport.
“I hope that all of you will enjoy the Tokyo 2020 Games and that your smiles will live on. Let’s enjoy the Games together!”
The Torch relay will be built across the host nation of Japan, with the symbol of the games unveiled exactly one year before the Olympic flame will arrive from Greece to Matsushima Airbase in Miyagi prefecture.
Report Via JudoInside