POSTED: June 30th 2015

Olympics: IOC's Coordination Commission begins second full visit to Tokyo 2020

The IOC Coordination Commission led by John Coates © Tokyo 2020 - Shugo Takemi
The IOC Coordination Commission led by John Coates © Tokyo 2020 - Shugo Takemi

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Coordination Commission began its second full visit to Tokyo, Japan today. Tokyo is preparing to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

The Commission is led by its Chair, John Coates and will be spending a total of two days (June 30 - July 1) in the Japanese capital. During their visit, they will visit the venues that will house the various events for the Olympic Games. The Commission will also meet with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and local authorities to discuss their progress and future plans.

​Different stakeholders of the Olympic Movement are represented by the IOC's Coordination Commission, which include the International Federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the IOC membership, and the athletes.

Also in the Commission is a representative of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), since the same Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games organizes the Paralympic Games. Many of the same venues that are used for the Olympic Games are used for the Paralympic Games.

The Commission has a number ofOlympic medalists, and Olympians in their ranks to ensure that the athletes' needs are taken care of during the years of preparations.  

** 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

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