Golden Memories of Tokyo 1964 brought to life in digitised photos

With less than a month to go before the opening of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo, the European Olympic Academies (EOA) launch the exhibition “Golden Memories – An Online Gallery on the Olympic Games in Tokyo 1964.” The digitised photographs bring to life unique moments not only from the sports venues but also from training and preparations, everyday life in the Olympic Village and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Ten countries have been involved in the project, which the Czech Olympic Academy initiated.

“Despite the difficult times we find ourselves in, Olympism lives on. We have searched through our archives and brought to light very personal and almost forgotten moments that can now be marvelled at and relived. And especially in view of this year’s Olympic Games at the same location as in 1964, we are very pleased to have created a valuable contribution to Olympic commemoration through this online gallery,” says Manfred Laemmer, President of the European Olympic Academies.

Eleven sections have been prepared and will be gradually published on the website throughout the summer of 2021. A description will accompany each section. The collections will be as follows: Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony, Everyday Life in Japan, Arrivals and Departures, Opening Ceremony, Sport Venues, Olympic Village, Training, Tokyo City, Olympians in Action, Farewell in Tokyo and one Extra section. The gallery is freely accessible to the general public.

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