Tsunekazu Takeda, President of Tokyo 2020, issued a statement Monday saying “following the productive meeting with out international friends at the SportAccord Convention, Tokyo is looking forward to the next milestone of this bid race. We are delighted to take part in the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees, and it’s always a pleasure to be in Lausanne – the Olympic Capital.
He added, “just as every National Olympic Committee is committed to enabling top-performance by its team members, Tokyo 2020 is committed to delivering on an ultra-compact Games plan that is athlete-focused. Athletes are at the centre of our plans, and in 2020 we will put the athletes at the heart of our Games, at the heart of our wonderful city.
“Throughout ANOC’s event we will do our best to explain to the 800 NOC participants how Tokyo will fulfil all their special needs, why our city is the best choice, and how we can guarantee to deliver superb Games which will promote the Olympic Values for new generations”.
Tokyo 2020’s delegation includes Masato Mizuno, Tokyo 2020 CEO and Japanese Olympic Committee Vice President, Teru Fukui, Japan’s Minister in charge of sports and a WADA Executive Committee member, Yukiko Arai, Tokyo International Relations Director, and Rie Tanaka, London 2020 Games Gymnastics Olympian.