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今週の一面 11月11日号 東京五輪まで1000日 記念イベント開催

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mark
記念する
Summer Games
夏季五輪
cultivate
育む(後出 foster も同意)
president
会長
committee
委員会(後出 organizing committee は組織委員会)
float
山車
ward
(be) unveiled
お披露目される
attend
参加する(写真説明の participant は参加者)
urban
(ここでは)都会的な
appeal
魅力
program
(ここでは)競技種目
3x3 basketball
3人制のバスケットボール
BMX ... cycling
ジャンプや回転など、技の難易度や独自性の得点を争う自転車競技
sports climbing
壁を登る高度や回数、タイムなどを競う競技
popularity
人気
preparation
準備
win ... praise
高い称賛を得る
CEO
(= chief executive officer) (ここでは)事務総長
(be) hung
つるされる

Capital Countdown   

Tokyo marked 1,000 days until the 2020 Olympics on Oct. 28 with a ceremony that included a demonstration of new sports that will debut at the Summer Games.

    "The Olympic Games have the power to bring dreams to children and cultivate a peaceful society," said Takeda Tsunekazu, president of the Japanese Olympic Committee. "The success of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games is necessary so that sport can contribute to fostering a better society and world peace."

    Four floats numbered 1‐0‐0‐0 were carried through the streets of Tokyo's Chuo Ward to a main stage where a countdown display was unveiled. Organizers said 15,000 people attended the event.

    In an effort to give the games a more youthful and urban appeal, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has added several new sports to the program.

    The event included demonstrations of three of those sports: 3x3 basketball, skateboarding and BMX freestyle cycling.

    Sports climbing, surfing, baseball/softball and karate are the other new sports added to the program. Baseball/softball and karate were added because of their popularity in Japan.

    Tokyo's preparations so far have won high praise from the IOC.

    "Of course there are still a lot of things that need to be done over the next three years and we must achieve them successfully," said Muto Toshiro, CEO of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee.

    Meanwhile, the flags of all 206 member countries and regions of the IOC were hung on the Palaceside Building in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward to mark 1,000 days until the games and to express hopes for a peaceful Olympics and Paralympics in 2020. (Compiled from AP and Mainichi reports)

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