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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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12 Aug 2019
Beijing 2008 legacy has 'inspired millions' – will dovetail with 2022 Winter Games
The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games has resulted in a 'massive increase' in sports participation among the Chinese population.
09 Aug 2019
Own the Ride looks to inspire more people to take up cycling ahead of UCI world championships
A legacy campaign looks to utilise the forthcoming 2019 UCI Road World Championships and attract more people to take up cycling.
07 Aug 2019
MPs to press cricket chiefs over World Cup legacy plans
Members of Parliament will quiz cricket chiefs over their plans to capitalise on England's recent World Cup triumph.
05 Aug 2019
ukactive National Summit to position physical activity as critical to health policy
This year's ukactive National Summit will discuss plans to shape the future of public health, the workplace and the high street.
02 Aug 2019
FIFA to expand Women's World Cup to 32 teams
The success of the recent Women's World cup – and the resulting increase in interest in women's football – has led the world governing body FIFA to expand the number of teams taking part in the tournament from 24 to 32.
01 Aug 2019
ISPA to host Talent Symposium and Resource Partner Summit in 2020
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced the addition of the ISPA Talent Symposium and ISPA Resource Partner Summit, taking place 14-15 April 2020 at The Ritz-Carlton, Bacara in Santa Barbara, California.
01 Aug 2019
Kristen Bell to speak at Bold 2019
Digital wellness platform Mindbody has announced that actress and entrepreneur Kristen Bell will deliver a keynote speech at the 2019 edition of its Bold conference.
31 Jul 2019
FHT reveals details of 2019 conference
The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) has released details of this year's conference, which will take place on 29 November at The King's Fund in London's Cavendish Square, and will focus on research, best practice and positive body image.
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