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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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