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Toyota’s preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 are now in full swing

August 26, 2019


Momentum for Tokyo 2020 is starting to build. And Toyota, a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, is doing its part to set the wheels into motion.
 
Here’s a handy overview of the latest news on this exciting front: 
 
  • In the spirit of “Start Your Impossible,” the Global Team Toyota Athlete roster of 240 athletes representing 43 countries was announced. That includes 17 athletes based in the U.S. Each athlete has been in full-on training mode in hopes of competing in Tokyo next summer. Get to know them, then get ready to cheer them on!
     
  • In the spirit of inclusivity, Toyota is partnering with Team USA to present the first-ever USA House at the Paralympic Games. This “home away from home” for the athletes and their family members and friends has been a tradition at the Olympic Games. With Toyota’s help, this same courtesy will now be extended to the Team USA Paralympic athletes.
     
  • In the spirit of mobility, Toyota shared more details about its plan to deploy a wide array of electrified products and vehicles to enhance the freedom of movement of athletes and fans on the ground in Tokyo. Team members around the world are working hard to prepare about 3,700 such vehicles, 90 percent of which will be propelled by electricity in some shape or form. This includes approximately 500 powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology and 850 by electric batteries — the largest such fleet at any Games to date
   
 
  • And in the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic movements, Toyota compiled a far-reaching video that offers glimpses of the many ways the Games are a force for good around the world, well beyond what transpires in competition. Watch above and be inspired!
By Dan Miller
 
Still hoping to win a pair of Sockios? Here’s another opportunity. Which Team Toyota athlete is assisted by a guide runner? Email your answers to driverseat@toyota.com by the end of the day. Answer both questions correctly and you'll be entered in a random drawing to win a pair of Sockios. The 50 winners will be notified by email. Good luck!

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