The world has come alive with the Olympic spirit as major participating countries mark 100 days to the showpiece event with significant events to rally support for the delayed gathering of the world’s biggest sport stars.
The Olympic rings have been unveiled at the top of Mount Takao, a 599m mountain outside Tokyo to mark the occasion and encourage the global sports community to believe in the ability of Japan’s busy capital to host this world class event.
— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) April 14, 2021
In South Africa, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee hosted a glitzy event where further sponsors were announced for Team South Africa, as expectations of medals grow, following a stellar showing of athletes in Olympic qualifiers over the past few weeks.
Sascoc President Barry Hendricks confirms Veldskoen as the off-field shoe sponsor for the Olympic team.
— ✨ Hloni Mtimkulu ✨ (@HloniMtimkulu) April 14, 2021
In Kenya, their National Olympic Committee held an event to mark 100 days to the Olympics and assure the nation that all Kenyan athletes are working around the clock to ensure they train adequately despite the effects of the pandemic.
I am glad to have joined @moscakenya CS @AMB_A_Mohammed, @OlympicsKe president Paul Tergat, CDM Waithaka Kioni, SG Francis Mutuku as we marked #100DaysToGo until the opening ceremony of the @Tokyo2020.
— BARNABA KORIR OFFICIAL (@KorirOfficial) April 14, 2021
Back in Tokyo, Olympic venues are being lit up in Olympic colors of blue, yellow, black, green and red until 8pm (local time) on Thursday, April 14 to show solidarity with Japan’s healthcare workers battling the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and mark 100 days to go until the Games scheduled to begin July 23, 2021.
— Tokyo Weekender (@Tokyo_Weekender) April 14, 2021
In New Zealand, the national team marked 100 days by calling on fellow Kiwis to show their support for the team during the Tokyo Olympics.
— Dr Micheal Warren (@warrenmich1) April 14, 2021
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