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Tokyo 2020 unveils names for Olympic Games & city volunteer teams

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The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) on Monday unveiled the names that have been selected for the teams of Tokyo 2020 volunteers and staff who will provide support during the operation of the Games. Games volunteers will be known as the “Field Cast” and City Volunteers will be named the “City Cast”.

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The names were determined by a ballot of volunteer applicants which took place between Dec 12, 2018 and Jan 20 and which required them to select from a shortlist of four sets of names.

The volunteers support the Games around the venue areas. They will serve to the people and visitors among venues. Each volunteer has a very important role to maximise the anticipation working in the field/City as the cast.

A total of 149 pairs of names were originally proposed and submitted by advertising agencies. The final four sets were selected following meetings of a Tokyo 2020 Volunteer Name Selection Committee whose members included athletes, past volunteers and experts, and by means of a trademark vetting process in Japan. 37,739 Games and City Volunteers applicants took part in the ballot, with the “Field Cast and City Cast” receiving 16,187 votes. “Shining Blue and Shining Blue Tokyo” attracted 10,328 votes, “Games Anchor and City Anchor” 5,688 votes and “Games Force and City Force” received 5,536.

Tokyo 2020 staff and volunteers will play key roles in the success of the Games, and that they will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a variety of roles to provide valuable support for the operation of the Games. The selected names will be used in a number of scenarios and communications, including the volunteer orientation and interview process, and will help to develop momentum and a sense of unity among those selected.

Commented Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto, “The nicknames for both the Tokyo 2020 Games volunteers and staff, and City Volunteers were decided today. We will strive to make these names become well known by using them in various opportunities such as at the orientation meetings which will start on Feb 9. They were decided upon by votes submitted by people who applied to be Games volunteers,

“We believe that each volunteer is essential to the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games. We will continue our preparations so that all Games volunteers and staff will grow to love and be proud of these names and will help in leading to the success of the Games.”

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The name 'City Cast' works well in katakana. I hope that visitors who have not gotten accustomed to katakana pronunciation don't take it the wrong way!

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Good one! "city" in katakana, hahaha!!!

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Games volunteers will be known as the “Field Cast” and City Volunteers will be named the “City Cast”.

Good grief. Can't they just be known as 2020 Olympics Volunteers?

The volunteers support the Games around the venue areas. They will serve to the people and visitors among venues. Each volunteer has a very important role to maximise the anticipation working in the field/City as the cast.

Good grief!

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