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11 Feb 2019
Tokyo 2020 medals to be made from salvaged metals from recycled electronic devices

All medals at the Tokyo 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made from recycled electronic devices – such as discarded mobile phones, digital cameras, laptops and other handheld devices.

The organising committee has launched a campaign for members of the public to source and collect enough recycled electronic waste by the end of March.

The gold, silver and bronze within the devices will then be extracted and used to produce the 5,000 gold, silver and bronze medals which will be handed to athletes at next summer's events.

The campaign has set a target of salvaging 30.3kg of gold, 4,100kg of silver and 2,700kg of bronze by the deadline.

"The project highlights Tokyo 2020's commitment to actively engage the general public and offer everyone the opportunity to play a role in the preparations and delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Games," the organising committee said in a statement.

"This project will be an exercise in citizen participation to manufacture medals with the help of people from across Japan."

Recycled materials have been used in Olympic medals in the past, but the Tokyo 2020 project is the first to involve citizens in the collection of consumer electronics for the purpose of manufacturing the medals.


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18 Apr 2019
GWI’s ATM agenda to focus on medical and wellness tourism
The agenda for the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Wellness Symposium at the 2019 Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has been set and will feature experts in both medical tourism and wellness tourism, who will explore emerging trends and opportunities in both sectors.
18 Apr 2019
Finalists revealed for largest ever ukactive Awards
Ukactive has revealed the finalists for its annual industry awards – with this year's edition declared as the largest ever.
17 Apr 2019
Body image revealed as theme for 2019 Mental Health Awareness Week
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has chosen body image as the theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week.
14 Apr 2019
Healing Hotels' Anne Biging receives ‘Woman of the Decade’ award from Women’s Economic Forum
Anne Biging, co-founder and CEO of Healing Hotels of the World, has been named ‘Woman of the Decade in Business & Leadership’ at the Women’s Economic Forum (WEF) in New Delhi, India.
08 Apr 2019
World Leisure now accepting applications for Innovation Prize
World Leisure Organization (WLO) is now accepting applications for the 8th edition of the World Leisure International Innovation Prize.
05 Apr 2019
Elevate signs up Metro Blind Sport as charity partner to promote inclusivity
The organiser of physical activity trade show Elevate has signed up Metro Blind Sport as its charity partner for this year's event.
03 Apr 2019
EHFF 2019: European fitness market still growing
The European fitness market continues to grow at a steady rate, according to the latest European Health & Fitness Market Report, published in partnership by Deloitte and EuropeActive.
28 Mar 2019
Second annual Women in Wellness Leadership Conference inspires professional growth
Approximately 250 women attended American Spa’s second Women in Wellness Leadership Conference at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on 12 March.
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