A high level delegation headed by Dr. Ichiro Kono, Chair and CEO of Tokyo 2016, left for Lausanne Switzerland ahead of its presentation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Shintaro Ishihara, President of Tokyo 2016 and Governor of Tokyo, is a member of the delegation.
Dr. Kono said in a press release, “Governor Ishihara completes a strong Tokyo 2016 team heading to Lausanne. Under his leadership, the city of Tokyo has undertaken a major transformation plan that will be completed in 2016 in perfect timing for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tokyo will become even more accessible, greener and healthier, with the Olympic Games as the catalyst to maximize positive change and a lasting legacy for all”.
The 2016 Candidate Cities Briefing for IOC members takes place June 17 and 18 at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.