POSTED: September 6th 2013

Governor Inose says Tokyo is ready to host the Olympic Games

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Tokyo Governor and Tokyo 2020 Chairman Naoki Inose spoke of his city’s readiness to host the Olympic Games ahead of the International Olympic Committee’s Saturday vote at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires.

“I feel that Tokyo is gaining momentum,” he said. “As a recent poll shows, 92 % of our population are in favour of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games and excitement is building every day.

“We believe we have shown that Tokyo is the right partner for the International Olympic Committee and will host a safe and incredibly city-centre celebration. Considering the world economy recently, for a true celebration, for a party for mankind like the Olympic and Paralympic Games, strong evidence exists that Tokyo has the ability to deliver.

“During our presentation, I look forward to conveying Tokyo’s safety, strong finances, world class transportation and organisational ability. And of course most importantly, I will communicate our strong passion to all the distinguished Members of the IOC.

“From the start of the campaign, Tokyo 2020 has used every opportunity to convey our passion for the Games. Over the past two years, we have witnessed the significant role sports and athletes play in society. If we win the honour of hosting the Games, we will share the power of sport and be determined to further spread the Olympic Values with the world.”

Tokyo is bidding against Madrid and Istanbul to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. Following the final presentations of each of the three Candidate Cities Saturday, 7 September, the International Olympic Committee will vote to decide which city will host the Games at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires.

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