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Tokyo 2020 France Women’s Rugby Sevens Pre-training Camp Public Engagement (Gifts for the Team)

Fujiyoshida City hosted the pre-tournament training camp for the French Women’s Rugby Sevens leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. During their training camp, Fujiyoshida City gifted towels made of local textiles, small pouches, and postcards to the team. The team in turn presented the city with a signed uniform, French Rugby Federation pins, and keychains. With the team’s blessing, a portion of the gifts from …

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Tokyo 2020 France Women’s Rugby Sevens Pre-training Camp Public Engagement (Public excitement and a warm welcome)

Fujiyoshida City hosted the pre-tournament training camp for the French Women’s Rugby Sevens leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics from Sunday, July 11 through Monday, July 26. The city launched several projects to promote the camp and raise public awareness and enthusiasm. 【Creation of Supporter Polos】(front)(back) Public employees raised awareness by wearing the polos at City Hall. The polos were also available for sale to …

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2020 Tokyo Olympics: France National Women’s Rugby Sevens training camp (“Goshuincho” Temple Booklet Craft)

The French national women’s rugby sevens had their training camp leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Fujiyoshida City. The training camp lasted from July 11 (Sunday) through July 26 (Monday) and on July 17 the team made their own “goshuincho” temple booklets with the help of local textile makers.*Fujiyoshida City has a rich history of textile production and many textile factories are still in …

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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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