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  • News | Tokyo 1964 Legacy

    Tokyo 1964: The “science fiction” Games that brought a nation together

    The first ever Olympic Games held in Asia, Tokyo 1964 was dubbed the ‘science fiction’ Games at the time, due to the sheer number of technological innovations introduced during the course of the event. The Games showcased Japanese technology to the world, but also accelerated a number of landmark initiatives for the city of Tokyo, laid the foundations for community sports initiatives, which still exist across the country, and played a key role in restoring Japan’s image on the global stage, two decades after the end of World War II.
    19 Nov 2020 | Tokyo 1964 Legacy
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    Tokyo 1964

    “The games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo 1964: the official report of the Organizing Committee” was published in 1966 in three languages, French (for the first time since Amsterdam 1928), English and Japanese. It was composed of two volumes.
  • News | Tokyo 1964 Legacy

    Developing a new global visual communication language

    To circumvent language barriers, the design team for Tokyo 1964 developed a visual communication language through an array of symbols or pictograms.
    19 Nov 2020 | Tokyo 1964 Legacy, Legacies for People
  • News | Tokyo 1964 Legacy

    Increased focus on sport benefits for public health

    The importance of physical education remains high in Japan through various school curriculums and sports clubs that were established both before and following Tokyo 1964.
    19 Nov 2020 | Tokyo 1964 Legacy, Legacies for People
  • Tokyo 1964 | Summer Games

    Tokyo 1964

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  • Document

    Sports Pictograms of the Olympic Games from Tokyo 1964 to Rio 2016

    Essential for guiding visitors and used in many communication formats, the sports pictograms receive considerable attention also owing to their aesthetic qualities. For each edition of the Summer Games since Tokyo 1964, this document presents the sports pictograms through visuals and information on the graphic designers and the creative concept.
  • Document

    Sports Pictograms of the Olympic Games from Tokyo 1964 to Rio 2016

    Essential for guiding visitors and used in many communication formats, the sports pictograms receive considerable attention also owing to their aesthetic qualities. For each edition of the Summer Games since Tokyo 1964, this document presents the sports pictograms through visuals and information on the graphic designers and the creative concept.
  • Document

    Sports Pictograms of the Olympic Games from Tokyo 1964 to Rio 2016

    Essential for guiding visitors and used in many communication formats, the sports pictograms receive considerable attention also owing to their aesthetic qualities. For each edition of the Summer Games since Tokyo 1964, this document presents the sports pictograms through visuals and information on the graphic designers and the creative concept.
  • Summer Games Tokyo 1964 Medal

    Summer Games Tokyo 1964 Medal

    On the obverse, the traditional goddess of victory, holding a palm in her left hand and a winner’s crown in her right. A design used since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, created by Florentine artist Giuseppe Cassioli (ITA - 1865-1942) and chosen after a competition organised by the International Olympic Committee in 1921. For these Games, the figure of victory is accompanied by the specific inscription: "XVIII OLYMPIAD TOKYO 1964". On the reverse, an Olympic champion carried in triumph by the crowd, with the Olympic stadium in the background.
    Saturday, October 10, 1964 2:00 PM | Photo
  • Vera Caslavska Wins 4 Olympic Titles at Tokyo 1964 | Video

    Vera Caslavska Wins 4 Olympic Titles at Tokyo 1964

    Vera Caslavska made her Olympic debut winning a silver medal in 1960, but it was four years later when she started to shine. At the Tokyo 1964 Games, Caslavska captured a total of 4 Olympic medals, three golds (all around, vault and balance beam) and a silver medal (team all around). In 1968, she went on to win gold in all around, vault, uneven bars and floor, becoming the only man or woman to win every individual Olympic title in gymnastics. Vera Caslavska (TCH) - Artistic Gymnastics - Japan 1964
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