Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori to Head Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee
By Community | January 12, 2014
According to reports former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori will become the head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic organising committee after accepting the request.
Tokyo won their bid to host the games last September beating off stiff competition from Madrid and Istanbul. With preparations beginning to stage the prestigious event, the Japanese Olympic Committee is expected to establish the organising committee on January 24.
According to reports, the 76-year-old Mori initially rejected the request, citing his age.
Mori served as prime minister for one year from April 2000.
Mori has close ties with Japanese sport. He is president of the Japan Rugby Football Union and helped Tokyo to be chosen for the 2020 bid.