Saturday, 4th February 2023
<To guardian.ng
Search

Japan taps into recycled phones for Olympic medals

By AlJazeera
08 February 2017   |   11:30 am
Olympic organisers are soon expected to unveil their plan to be the first games to award medals made entirely from recycled materials. Medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games could be made from old mobile phones.

Related

27 Jun 2021
Anti-Olympic protesters call for the Games to be cancelled with just over a month left until the July 23 Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony. A large percentage of Japanese residents remain sceptical that the biggest international event since the pandemic began will be safe.
29 Jun 2021
On the eve of the highly anticipated clash between England and Germany, several lawmakers have spoken out in criticism of both the UK government and UEFA over the number of fans allowed to attend Euro 2020 matches.
11 Jul 2021
The International Olympic Committee will allow athletes to make gestures of protest at the Tokyo Games. But they cannot target people, countries or organizations.
10 Jul 2021
Australians seeking a vaccine appointment was like the Hunger Games, the health minister of New South Wales says. Elsewhere, Joe Biden has hailed "independence" from COVID. Follow the latest on DW.
10 Jul 2021
Fans will be banned from Games venues in Tokyo, says Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa. The announcement comes after Japan's government announced a new virus state of emergency that will run throughout the Olympics.
14 Jul 2021
Iniesta: ‘Spain has a big chance to go far’ at Olympic Games
20 Jul 2021
Athletes from teams across the globe were filmed arriving at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Thursday, ahead of the Olympic games. Footage shows delegations from USA, Great Britain, Brazil and others greeted by the organising committee employees. The Tokyo 2020 games will be held between July 23 and August 8 after being postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
26 Jul 2021
Speaking at the end of the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis says he hopes the Tokyo Olympics will be a sign of hope and "universal brotherhood" during the coronavirus pandemic raging around the world.
8 Aug 2021
Tokyo 2020 mascot's Miraitowa tours the main press centre, greeting and posing for photos with media from around the world.
9 Aug 2021
As the Tokyo Olympics draws to a close, a flypast above the French capital and a party in front of the landmark Trocadero building marks the handover of the Games to Paris.
23 Aug 2021
The Japanese authorities install a giant symbol of the Paralympic Games off the coast of Tokyo, just days before the competition begins.
12 Sep 2021
After two weeks of competition and a colorful closing ceremony, the Tokyo Paralympics have ended and the flag has been passed on to Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo ahead of the 2024 Summer Games.