POSTED: May 19th 2013

Tokyo 2020 gearing up for key SportAccord presentation

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) On May 30th the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid team will be making a key presentation to the Olympic Movement at the highly acclaimed SportAccord convention to be held in St. Petersburg Russia.

The SportAccord Convention is the destination for all the sports federations’ annual gathering and one of the best networking opportunities of the annual calendar.  

All three 2020 bid cities, Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid will all three have their moments to address the assembly to illustrate and describe their project plans to host the Summer Olympic Games.

Tsunekazu Takeda, IOC member and President of the Japanese Olympic Committee and the Olympic bid, said in a statement: "We are very much looking forward to attending the 11th SportAccord International Convention with our high-level delegation. It will be a pleasure to discuss the decisive factors of the Bid race and meet with International Federation representatives to explain our delivery foundations and compelling vision.

"When the International Federations approved the Tokyo 2020 Games plan in December 2012, we renewed our promise to bring every sport into the heart of the city to realise wide exposure and amazing Games experiences for athletes, Olympic and Paralympic Families, and spectators. It will be a true honour to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

"During the SportAccord International Convention, Tokyo 2020 will make every attempt to explain why Tokyo is the best choice, and how we can guarantee to deliver superb Games which will promote the Olympic Values for new generations in this challenging and fast-changing era for sport."

The Tokyo 2020 delegation will include:

Tsunekazu TAKEDA - IOC Member, and President of Japanese Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020

Naoki INOSE - Tokyo Governor and Tokyo 2020 Chairman

Masato MIZUNO - Tokyo 2020 CEO and JOC Vice President

Yuko ARAKIDA - Tokyo 2020 Sports Director

Yuuki OTA - Tokyo 2020 Bid Ambassador and two-time silver medallist in Fencing              

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