POSTED: March 27th 2013


Toyota automaker is latest backer of the Tokyo 2020 bid

LAURA WALDEN in ISTANBUL / Sports Features Communications

March 27 - The Toyota Motor Corporation has signed on to back the Tokyo 2020 bid as the 17th official partner.

Bid chief and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, Tsunekazu Takeda, was thrilled by the support and sais, “We are thrilled to receive the support of Toyota, one of the most globally recognised corporations, as the 17th official Tokyo 2020 Bid Partner.

"It is an honour to have such a respected company associated with our campaign. I very much look forward to working with Toyota, as well as other future partners who share our goal of welcoming the world to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

Tokyo was the first of the three cities to have the IOC Evaluation Commission in to inspect the city for their technical report that will be submitted in July to the IOC.

Keywords · Tokyo 2020 · Toyota · Olympic bidding

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