Tokyo 2016 announced that leading Japanese designer Masaki Matsushima, a designer of outfits for many celebrities, has been appointed to design Tokyo 2016’s uniform for the bid’s final presentation at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Congress in Copenhagen in October.
The uniform will be worn by all members of the bid’s delegation as they make their final presentation before the IOC selects the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Matsushima said, “the uniform I plan to design will demonstrate the passion of the Japanese people for sport and signifying the fantastic celebration of international friendship that will take place at Tokyo 2016”.
Dr. Ichiro Kono, Chair and CEO of Tokyo 2016 said, “we are delighted that Masaki Matsushima will design our final presentation uniform. The final presentation is a vital element of our bid and we believe the uniform will help us emphasize Tokyo 2016’s commitment to setting the stage for heroes with the most compact, sustainable and athlete-focused Games in history. With Matsushima-san on our side, we will wear our uniforms with pride during our final presentation”.