Tokyo 2020 Olympic Legacy

Tokyo 2020 Wrestling Legacy Program

Wrestling is not only one of the oldest Olympic sports, but also one of the most medal-bearing disciplines for Japan. United World Wresting, the international body governing wrestling, has planned to organise, prior to the Games, school-based events and in-venue fans engagement activities in collaboration with the Japanese Wrestling Federation.


In-Venue Sport Initiation 

Wrestling Fun Games will be organised in the assigned area inside the exhibition hall (wrestling venue). Well-known retired Japanese and international wrestlers will act as ambassadors and guide the activities. To ensure a safe and inclusive environment, the activities will be designed to suit participants of various ages.

Pre-Games Activities 

With the support of the Japanese Wrestling Federation, game-based activities targeting elementary school children are organised in Tokyo.


Four-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho teaches basic wrestling skills to children 


Japanese Wrestling Federation hosted a wrestling fun day 



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