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Japanese Olympians join schoolchildren for education programme launch

Japanese Olympians join schoolchildren for education programme launch
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More than 600 schoolchildren in Chiba in Japan have taken part in the official launch ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic organising committee’s education programme.

More than 3,400 schools in Tokyo have already been certified to run the programme, which aims to educate students about the value of sports and the spirit of Olympic diversity and multiculturalism.

The children were joined by Olympic weightlifting medalist Hiromi Miyake and Paralympic wheelchair tennis medalist Yui Kamiji, who both said they hoped to encourage children to become part of the next generation of Olympians.

Teachers at certified kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools now have access to an education application that can be download from the Tokyo 2020 website, and a range of textbooks about the Games.

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