The Olympics are always filled with excitement, athleticism, and incredible displays of sportsmanship. But one of the most iconic moments in any Olympic Games is the medal ceremony. Athletes from around the world compete for years to get to this moment and earn their place on the podium.
The medal ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be no different. The top three athletes in each event will have their moment to shine as they receive their medals and stand on the podium while their national anthem plays in front of millions watching around the world.
But what makes these ceremonies even more special is that due to COVID-19 restrictions, there won’t be any spectators present during them. This means that for many athletes, this will be a very intimate and personal experience as they celebrate their triumphs without large crowds cheering them on.
One new feature of this year’s medal ceremony is that all medals awarded at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are made from recycled materials donated by Japanese citizens. The design incorporates elements symbolic of Japanese culture such as cherry blossoms and traditional Japanese patterns.
Another exciting aspect of these ceremonies is seeing which countries come out on top when it comes to medal counts. Will Team USA continue its dominance from previous games? Or will new contenders emerge from unexpected places?
No matter who takes home gold, silver or bronze medals at these games, we can expect some emotional and unforgettable moments during every single medal ceremony – moments that will inspire us for years to come.