POSTED: September 3rd 2013

Tokyo 2020 adds more hosting experience with Odaiba Aquathlon

Tokyo Bay hosted the Odaiba Aquathlon last weekend / Tokyo 2020
Tokyo Bay hosted the Odaiba Aquathlon last weekend / Tokyo 2020

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Tokyo Bay, home to the centre of Tokyo 2020’s venue plan and setting for the proposed Olympic Village, hosted hundreds of athletes for the annual Odaiba Aquathlon this past weekend as the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee readies for the final phase of its campaign to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games at the 125th IOC Session.

“It was thrilling to have hundreds of athletes competing at Tokyo Bay, right in the heart of the city and the spectacular setting for many of the Tokyo 2020 venues and the Olympic Village,” IOC Member and Tokyo 2020 and Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said from Buenos Aires.

“The Odaiba Aquathlon is just the latest example of Tokyo’s ability to deliver major sporting events safely and impeccably, where athletes enjoy the very best facilities and thousands of passionate fans willing them on to win.

“Athletes and fans are enjoying sport every day in Tokyo. The athlete experience has always been at the centre of our plans, which ensure that they will have the best chance to compete at their best with 85% of their venues located within eight kilometres of the Olympic Village and in the heart of Tokyo’s vibrant city.”

Tokyo is bidding against Madrid and Istanbul to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee will select the Host City at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires 7 September.

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