Members of a task force in charge of drawing up a 'legacy plan' for the event are advocating that the gold, silver and bronze medals be made from recycled metals, task force chairman Hiroshi Komiyama told reporters.
Komiyama said that discarded products such as mobile phones, personal computers and others containing precious metals could be used to produce the medals. The idea will be submitted to a board meeting of the Tokyo Organizing Committee later this month for formal approval, he said.
Behind the proposal is a recognition that the second summer Olympics for Tokyo, more than half a century after its first Games in 1964, needs to inspire the public with a noble idea, he said.

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