POSTED: February 13th 2012
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Tokyo 2020: New technical plans in the bid file for the IOC

(L to R) Tokyo 2020 executive committee member, Yasuhiro Nakamori, Jacqueline Barrett in charge of IOC Bid City Relations, Ryuta Matsunaga, Senior Director, Bid Promotion Division, Bureau of Sports, Tokyo Metropolitan Government / Tokyo 2020
(L to R) Tokyo 2020 executive committee member, Yasuhiro Nakamori, Jacqueline Barrett in charge of IOC Bid City Relations, Ryuta Matsunaga, Senior Director, Bid Promotion Division, Bureau of Sports, Tokyo Metropolitan Government / Tokyo 2020

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: The Tokyo 2020 applicant city file was consigned to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)days prior to the February 15th deadline in the race to host the summer Olympics.

The delegation, led by the bid's executive committee member, Yasuhiro Nakamori, traveled to the IOC headquarters to submit the file and the required guarantee letters to Jacqueline Barrett, IOC Head of Bid City Relations.

The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, sent a letter on behalf of the government with full support for this second consecutive bid.

Tsunekazu Takeda, Tokyo 2020 President and Japanese Olympic Committee President, said, “The Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee, together with the Japanese people, is truly honoured and excited to submit our nation’s Application File for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"We have learned valuable lessons from our previous bid, which are evident in these improved technical plans. We look forward to unveiling them publicly soon.

"We are confident in the strength of our proposals and our potential to secure the honour, first of becoming a Candidate City, and ultimately the greatest honour of playing host to the 2020 Games.”

The Tokyo 2020 bid plan will be unveiled in a press conference on February 16 just after the IOC deadline.

Tokyo is running with Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Madrid, and Rome for the 2020 summer Games.


Keywords · Tokyo 2020 · Olympic bidding · Yoshihiko Noda · IOC · Jacqueline Barrett


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