POSTED: April 14th 2015
NewsUpdate

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold Partner Program welcomes Mizuho and SMFG aboard

(L to R) President and Group CEO of Mizuho, Yasuhiro Sato, Yoshiro Mori, Tokyo 2020 President, and President of SMFG, Koichi Miyata © Tokyo 2020
(L to R) President and Group CEO of Mizuho, Yasuhiro Sato, Yoshiro Mori, Tokyo 2020 President, and President of SMFG, Koichi Miyata © Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 now has 12 Gold Partners © Tokyo 2020
Tokyo 2020 now has 12 Gold Partners © Tokyo 2020

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee welcomes both Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG) and Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (Mizuho) as Gold Partners for Tokyo 2020.

Both companies are jointly attributed to the "Banking" category. With their addition, Tokyo 2020 brings up their total of Gold Partners to 12.

"I am delighted that SMFG and Mizuho will be providing their support to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as Tokyo 2020 Gold Partners. Both these companies are leading Japanese megabanks, and their addition to the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Program will enable us to fully realize the message we have been conveying of an 'All-Japan' team working as one towards the successful delivery of the Games ever since our bid campaign. We look forward to staff of both these financial institutions located across the length and breadth of Japan lending their active support towards building momentum in the lead up to the 2020 Games," expressed Yoshiro Mori, Tokyo 2020 President.

President and Group CEO of Mizuho, Yasuhiro Sato, commented, "We are extremely honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner."

He went on to add, "Mizuho's relationship with the Olympic Games dates back to supporting the organization of the 1964 Olympics hosted by Tokyo and storage of the official Olympic flag.  With the advent of the Tokyo 2020 Games, we will provide financial-related support and expertise to Olympic and Paralympic Games-related business and contribute to society and the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games through our nationwide network of branches and offices. Mizuho is also committed to continuing to create timeless value and provide local economies and societies with abundant and varied benefits."

In addition, President of SMFG, Koichi Miyata stated, "On this occasion, in the capacity of a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner, we are greatly honored to have the opportunity to support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the exploits of the Japanese national Olympic and Paralympic teams. We view the Tokyo 2020 Games as an event that advances the objectives of excelling as the 'most innovative Olympic and Paralympic Games in history and inspiring positive change in the world.' This resonates perfectly with the Group's own 10-year vision of 'Becoming a banking group that, by earning the highest trust of our customers, leads the growth of Japan,' as well as the company's objective of achieving solid growth for ourselves and our customers. By promoting new action initiatives for Japan and building a legacy for the next generation, the Group will provide energetic support for the Tokyo 2020 Games, athletes, the organizing committee and society at large. We will work closely with all partners to soundly pioneer the 'Next Japan' and contribute to the growth of the country and society."

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


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