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Olympic organizers said they expect to collect enough obsolete electronic devices to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals

The decision to launch the new fund is widely seen as a softening of the elite sport body's "no compromise" approach, under which only sports with an expectation of winning a medal at Olympic or Paralympic Games receive support.

The organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics said Friday it expects to achieve its target for collecting the recycled metal needed to make the prizes for the games by March.

Tokyo 2020 claimed this is "thanks to the huge levels of support from the public and companies across Japan and from national and global athletes".

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NTT Docomo stores began accepting old gadgets to recycle on behalf of the program, and collection stations were enacted in various public places in Japan.

Fast-forward to its update this month, and the committee revealed that it has now hit 93.7-percent and 85.4-percent of its gold and silver targets, respectively.

Next year's medals will be made in part from metal recycled from cellphones and small electronic devices.

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By November past year, municipal authorities had already collected 47,488 tonnes of discarded devices, with the public handing in another five million used phones to a local network provider.

A general view of the construction site of Athletes' Village for Tokyo 2020 Olympic games, which will serve as residential apartments after the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, September 27, 2018.

"It is estimated that the remaining amounts of metal required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals can be extracted from the devices already donated", Tokyo 2020 organisers said.

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Inside most smartphones, there are precious metal materials, including gold, silver, and bronze.

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