Tokyo 2020 Thank Prime Minister for ‘instrumental’ Support

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Tokyo2020_Abe_OlympiansA delegation from the successful Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Bid Committee thanked the Japanese government and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for their ‘unequivocal support’ for the bid.

Abe was Tokyo 2020’s Supreme Advisor and played a critical role in the presentation and question and answer session at the 125thInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Buenos Aires on 7 September, where Tokyo was announced as the 2020 host city.

The Prime Minister confidently handled awkward questions regarding the Fukushima nuclear disaster, which helped Tokyo win the 2020 bid ahead of Istanbul and Madrid.

Tokyo 2020’s delegation was led by Tsunekazu Takeda, IOC Member and President of the Japanese Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020; Masato Mizuno, Tokyo 2020 CEO; Yuki Ota, double Olympic silver medallist in fencing; and Mami Sato, three-time long jump Paralympian.

(Picture: Prime Minister Abe (C) with Sato (L) and Ota (R))

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