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Japan: Olympic rings towed away from Tokyo Bay for maintenance01:50

Japan: Olympic rings towed away from Tokyo Bay for maintenance

Japan, Tokyo
August 6, 2020 at 04:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Olympic rings monument put in place for the postponed 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo were shuttled away for maintenance on Thursday, before their planned return in December.

The giant rings, which stand at 15.3 metres tall, can be seen being standing on a floating platform as it is tugged away. Tokyo's cityscape can be seen in the background, as well as several onlookers.

Due to the outbreak and spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Olympic Games were postponed for a year in March. The rings will reportedly be cleaned and checked for safety before returning.

Japan: Olympic rings towed away from Tokyo Bay for maintenance01:50
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The Olympic rings monument put in place for the postponed 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo were shuttled away for maintenance on Thursday, before their planned return in December.

The giant rings, which stand at 15.3 metres tall, can be seen being standing on a floating platform as it is tugged away. Tokyo's cityscape can be seen in the background, as well as several onlookers.

Due to the outbreak and spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Olympic Games were postponed for a year in March. The rings will reportedly be cleaned and checked for safety before returning.

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