The organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games was formally established Friday and will be headed by Japan’s former Prime Minister, Yoshiro Mori.
The appointment of Toshiro Muto as Chief Executive Officer was also confirmed Friday.
Mori said, “I am honoured to have been selected to lead the new organizing committee, and I am fully committed to ensuring that we will deliver a fantastic Games that will showcase the power of sport and further reinforce the Olympic values.
“I am also pleased that Mr. Muto will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the organizing committee. I believe he will provide the requisite strong leadership to organize the 3,000 staff members and the 80,000 volunteers who will be working during Games time.”
He added, “now that the new organizing committee has been established, our work begins in earnest. We will collaborate closely with the members of the Olympic and Paralympic families and dedicate our entire efforts towards the successful delivery of a Games and a celebration of sport that will live long in the memories of all members of the Olympic Movement, the athletes, the spectators, and people watching around the world”.
The newly appointed CEO of the organizing committee, Toshiro Muto said, “I am delighted and deeply honoured to be part of this Olympic journey. I will draw on all my previous experiences and place myself entirely at the service of Tokyo 2020. This new appointment has given me renewed motivation to deliver a wonderful Olympic and Paralympic Games that will inspire new generations both in Japan and around the world to achieve their own hopes and dreams”.
He added, “the team will be composed of staff from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the national government, and the sporting communities from Japan and overseas, as well as staff from private sector companies in the future. We are eager to begin putting in place our plans for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we are keen to start working on that right away”.