The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a film featuring the oldest-living Olympian as part of its #StrongerTogether campaign.
“What Agnes Saw” tells the story of 100-year-old gymnast Agnes Keleti, and we see the changing world and humanity through her eyes.The film closes with a look at the next generation of competitors, with a focus on teenage skateboarder Sky Brown.
The IOC’s #StrongerTogether marketing and digital campaign celebrates the strength and determination of athletes to bring hope, unity and inspiration. The film juxtaposes the wisdom of age with the passion of youth to remind us of the moments of hope and inspiration that occur when the world comes together for the Olympic Games.
Agnes Keleti won ten medals in gymnastics across two Olympic Games editions in the 1950s, representing Hungary. She later became a gymnastics coach and educator. 13-year-old Sky Brown will be Great Britain’s youngest-ever competitor in the Olympic Games when she competes in Japan, the country of her birthplace.
IOC Digital Engagement and Marketing Director Christopher Carroll said: “We are proud to showcase the voice of the Olympics through generations spanning from Agnes to Sky, as athletes of the world compete in solidarity in Tokyo 2020. Agnes is proof that you can experience the worst aspects of humanity and against all odds, rise above it.”
“What Agnes Saw” is directed by Academy Award winning Martin Desmond Roe and Travon Free, voiced by actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Danai Gurira, and produced for the IOC in partnership with Oscar, Emmy & Gold Lion-winning studio Dirty Robber.
The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take place from July 23 to August 8 2021 and the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 from August 24 to September 5 2021.
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