POSTED: September 17th 2015

Olympics: Preliminary Committee members announced to initiate selection of new Tokyo 2020 Games Emblems

The preliminary committee's first meeting will be held on September 18th / Bigstock
The preliminary committee's first meeting will be held on September 18th / Bigstock

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee has selected members for a preliminary committee that will initiate an Emblems Selection Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Heading the preliminary committee will be Ryohei Miyata, President of the Tokyo University of the Arts. The other five members include Mari Christine, inter-cultural communications specialist and media personality; Ai Sugiyama, TV sports commentator and former tennis professional player; Hiroshi Yamamoto, former NHK announcer and commentator and professor at the Faculty of Sports and Health Studies of Hosei University; Keiichi Tadaki, lawyer and former Prosecutor General; and Takeshi Natsuno, guest professor at the Graduate School of Media and Governance of Keio University.

Miyata stated, "There is a great deal of interest among the general public about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic emblems. My appointment as chair of the preliminary committee that will pave the way for the creation of new Games emblems brings with it a heavy responsibility; however, it is also a tremendous honor. To ensure the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games, it is essential that we actively engage as many people as possible. We will exert our utmost efforts towards the selection of emblems that the people of Japan can be proud of, and that will inspire excitement and passion throughout the whole of the country."

This committee will examine issues that surrounded the previous Games emblems withdrawal. Based on their findings, a basic policy will be formulated for the selection of the new emblems for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The committee will also choose the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee (provisional name) members.

The preliminary committee's first meeting will be held on September 18th, and the media is invited to following media opportunities during the meeting.

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