Tokyo 2020 offered a guarantee to the world’s National Olympic Committees (NOCs) that the city will host a superb Games that will ensure the athletes shine, promoting the Olympic values to the next generations.
Tokyo 2020 made its presentation to more than 800 NOC representatives at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Generally Assembly in Lausanne.
Tokyo 2020 made several guarantees, including it would host an incredible city-centre celebration with the Games in the very heart of one of the world’s most safe and secure cities; it ensured all athletes have the opportunity to perform to their very best, locating the relaxed environment of the Olympic Village within only eight km of 85 per cent of Olympic venues; and it would employ innovative ticketing technology to ensure stadiums full of passionate fans.
Tokyo 2020 CEO Masato Mizuno said, “Tokyo 2020 guarantees the very best services for all NOCs and their athletes. Our first-class plans include a dedicated transport service for athletes and team officials, world-class medical treatment facilities in the Olympic Village, an unmatched number of hotel rooms close to venues and many highly attractive options for hosting NOC houses in stunning locations”.
Tokyo 2020 bid leader Tsunekazu Takeda said Tokyo was representing Asia – “the largest continent in the world with four billion people”. He noted that Tokyo has a $4.5 billion (U.S.) fund for Olympic construction that is already in the bank. He said, “we are a safe pair of hands”.