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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: French Female Rugby Sevens have a public practice during their pre-tournament training camp!

The French Female Rugby Sevens prepared for the Tokyo 2020 Games at their pre-tournament training camp in Fujiyoshida City. Their training camp lasted July 11-26, and on Sunday, July 18 and Thursday, July 22, the team’s practice was opened to the public following strict COVID-19 prevention guidelines. Social distancing was enforced to ensure that there was no direct contact between players and spectators. Spectators were instructed …

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Reception for the French Female Rugby Sevens during their Pre-tournament Training Camp

The French Female Rugby Sevens prepared for the Tokyo 2020 Games at their pre-tournament training camp in Fujiyoshida City. Their training camp lasted July 11-26 and on July 17 (Saturday), the city hosted a welcome reception for the team. The Fujisan Kaen Taiko Drumming Troupe which had previous exchanges with team performed at the reception. Though in previous years, players and staff were invited on stage …

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: French Female Rugby Sevens Exchanges with Local Residents during their Pre-Tournament Training Camp (Live Online Appearance!)

The French Female Rugby Sevens prepared for the Tokyo 2020 Games at their pre-tournament training camp in Fujiyoshida City. On July 17 (Saturday), the city hosted its annual city summer festival virtually due to concerns regarding COVID-19. This virtual summer festival was designed so that local residents could watch the various performances and events from the safety of their home on their televisions and smartphones. [City …

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Hosting the French Female Rugby Sevens for Pre-tournament Training Camp

The Tokyo Olympics began on July 23, 2021 and ended on August 8. The Games were carried out with strict COVID prevention measures. Training camps hosted athletes with similarly strict prevention measures in place. As the Tokyo 2020 training camp for the French female rugby sevens team, Fujiyoshida City established the preliminary agreement with the French Rugby Federation in December 2016. Following several visits and deliberations …

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Cultural Exchange at Pre-Games Camp in Hachimantai City (Rwanda)

Rwandan athletes enjoy traditional Japanese culture. On July 14, on their way back to the hotel, the Rwandan team was able to witness a dashi, festival float, used in several festivals in Hachimantai. While they were only able to see from their windows, they enjoyed the sight of the large dashi being pulled by many people and was able to briefly experience traditional Japanese culture. A …

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Local students interacted with the Rwandan Olympic Team online!

 A cooking project was conducted at the Tairadate High School in Hachimantai City, northern Iwate, in collaboration with African countries organized by the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Committee. The project aims to give athletes from various countries an opportunity to experience Japanese hospitality, or omotenashi, through food at their host towns and also create a legacy between the host town and their partner country. Students from …

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The Rwandan Olympic Team trained in Hachimantai!

Starting on July 9, 2021, the Rwandan team worked on their final touches in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Athletics: 1 male marathon athlete and 1 female 5,000-m athlete trained for two hours at the Iwate Prefectural Sports Park. Cycling Track: 1 athlete trained for cycled 180km around Hachimantai for about six hours. Swimming: 1 male 50-m freestyle swimmer and 1 female 50-m freestyle swimmer …

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Spanish and Portuguese canoe slalom Olympians trained at the pre-game campsite in Oshu

A pre-games training was held at the Oshu-Isawa River Canoe Competition Venue in Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture, where Olympians from Portugal (June 27 ~ July 7, 2021) and Spain (July 4 ~ July 7, 2021) worked on their final physical adjustments ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The pre-games training camp was made possible for both national teams when the Spanish team introduced the venue …

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The Bridge between Murayama City,Yamagata,Japan and Burgaria

Thanks to roses, Murayama City,Yamagata was resistered as a host town of Burgaria in December 2016. Roses became the main reason to create a link between them. City of Murayama’s official flower and national flower of Burgaria are roses. The city invited Burgarian rythmic gymnastics national team to a pre-training camp of Tokyo 2020 Olimpics in June 2017. It was the first pre-training camp excuted in …

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Saitama Prefectural citizens support foreign athletes and games-related personnel during Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games “Online Exchange @ Saitama”

The Saitama Prefectural Government is holding online exchange events with Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games-related personnel and athletes from overseas. Unfortunately, due to the effects of COVID-19 (New Coronavirus) foreign athletes will not be able to receive in-person support at their event venues by spectators from their home countries, and will not be able to enjoy interacting directly with the Japanese public. Consequently, in order …

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