POSTED: August 13th 2016

Olympics: Rome 2024 delegation meets with Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee during Rio 2016 Games

Rome 2024 Bid Committee meets with Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee © Rome 2024
Rome 2024 Bid Committee meets with Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee © Rome 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Rome 2024 General Coordinator, Diana Bianchedi led the Rome 2024 Bid Committee delegation during a visit to the Japan House located in Rio's Cidade das Artes, where they met with the Tokyo 2024 Organizing Committee. Tokyo 2020 Chief Operating Officer, Yukihiko Nunomura welcomed the delegation, along with Tokyo 2020 Communications & Engagement Deputy Executive Director, Tsuyoshi Yanagidate.

Bianchedi stated, "Inspiring opportunity of engagement with a city that has made the winning experience of the candidature process."

The Rome 2024 delegation had an inspiring and unique chance to engage in consultations on numerous issues throughout the candidature process of being awarded hosting rights. Rome 2024 and Tokyo 2020 also exchanged opinions on what challenges there are when hosting the world's greatest sporting event.

"It is vital for us to engage with those who have just made the winning experience of the candidature process. It is a way to understand the potential errors in the document, the real difficulties in terms of timing and costs. And at the same time learn the best practice in terms of reconstruction and development. Tokyo and Japan are going through an important path of reconstruction after the tragic natural disasters that have struck the country. The assignment of the Games has undoubtedly made a major contribution to stimulus and opportunity," expressed Bianchedi.

Also, the Rome 2024 Bid Committee will be attending the "Observer Program," being held in Rio by the International Olympic Committee. The series of meetings will focus on the main aspects surrounding the organization of the Olympics and Paralympics.

** 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

Keywords · Rome 2024 · Tokyo 2020 · Rio 2016 · Olympics · Olympic bidding · IOC

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