By ©️ 2021 – IOC / Alex Caparros – All rights reserved 27 Aug 2021

We are enormously proud to have helped deliver one of the most efficient and sustainable games, for our athletes, the fans, and the host city. We’ve provided our products to all of the Tokyo 2020 fleet vehicles, plus thousands of our employees volunteered to help too.


The role of Bridgestone in Tokyo 2020

In the extension of our rubber-expertise, Bridgestone helped to ensure Earthquake-Ready Venues for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. We installed Seismic isolation technology in new permanent structures that hosted swimming, diving, artistic swimming, volleyball and wheelchair basketball.


Bridgestone also helped to develop a new kerbstone design that allows buses to pull closer to the kerbs. This includes a design with a specially-engineered slope that interacts more smoothly with the shape of the tyre, decreasing sidewall wear and vibration.