POSTED: July 28th 2015

Tokyo Gas becomes Official Partner of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

(L-R) Tokyo 2020 Olympic Emblem, Tokyo Gas logo, and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Emblem © Tokyo 2020
(L-R) Tokyo 2020 Olympic Emblem, Tokyo Gas logo, and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Emblem © Tokyo 2020

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The list of Tokyo 2020 Official Partners continues to grow as the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee announced the signing of another partner, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Gas). Tokyo Gas falls under the second domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Program and has been attributed to the "Gas & Gas Utility Services" category.

As Japan's largest gas utility company, Tokyo Gas is focused on its natural gas business. They have constructed a network of pipelines that stretch 37,282 miles (60,000 km) and link over 11 million customers. Tokyo Gas has also been building a strong operating foundation for the Tokyo metropolitan area. In addition, Tokyo Gas accounts for roughly 40% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP).

"For many years, Tokyo Gas has been supporting the promotion of sport in Japan, and particularly para-sports. I am delighted that Tokyo Gas will be joining our efforts to deliver a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games as a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner." Commented Yoshiro Mori, Tokyo 2020 President.

Representative Director and President of Tokyo Gas, Michiaki Hirose stated, "I am deeply honored that Tokyo Gas has been selected as a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner. As a local utility company in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area ever since our establishment in 1885, Tokyo Gas fully welcomes the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will be held right here in our hometown of Tokyo. Through our contribution to the further promotion of sports for persons with an impairment, we look forward to cooperating with the smooth management and successful delivery of the 2020 Games."

Tokyo 2020 now has a total of 16 Partners, which includes three Official Partners.

** 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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