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Samsung's athlete gift bag for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is pretty awesome

Samsung Galaxy S21 Tokyo Olympic Edition
Samsung Galaxy S21 Tokyo Olympic Edition (Image credit: Samsung)

What you need to know

  • Samsung is giving athletes gift bags for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • The gift bag includes a new smartphone, wireless earbuds, a pen, and a case.
  • Samsung has been a long-time partner of the Olympics.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is underway, and as one of the event sponsors, Samsung is providing gift bags for competing athletes. One athlete just showed off the goodies in a TikTok video, and it's quite the generous package.

British slalom canoeist Bradley Forbes-Cryans took to his social media to show off the Samsung Galaxy S21 Tokyo 2020 Athlete Phone, a limited version of the Galaxy S21 with an exclusive colorway and official Olympic branding. Besides the new color and branding, it's largely the same phone running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

In addition to receiving one of the best Android phones on the market, athletes are also receiving the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro with a separate white case, as well as a premium-looking commemorative pen.

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Samsung has been a long-time sponsor of the Olympic Games, and its tradition of releasing Olympic Edition phones goes as far back as 1988. Unfortunately, the Olympic Edition Galaxy S21 is only available for purchase in Japan and looks to be tied to NTT Docomo.

Still, the goodie bag is a nice touch, especially considering that roughly 17,000 Olympians and Paralympians are receiving a new Galaxy smartphone and premium earbuds.

Derrek is a long-time Nokia and LG fanboy who loves astronomy, videography, and sci-fi movies. When he's not working, he's most likely working out or smoldering at the camera.

7 Comments
  • They should be given at least the Galaxy S21 Ultra as the included phone. The recipients are OLYMPIC ATHLETES.
  • Thinking the same thing...
  • I second that comment go team usa
  • Yes, and being OLYMPIC ATHLETES, they'll have the necessary upper body strength to lift the S21 Ultra repeatedly ("Hey look coach: I'm checking instagram *and* getting my reps in!") (I own an S21 Ultra so I'm totally entitled to make fun of its heft 😄)
  • I'll take one free
  • The review is great
  • "what you need to know" 😂 Am I the only one who found that humorous? Lol