Mizuno to Sponsor Tokyo 2020 Olympic Bid
By Community | September 7, 2012
Tokyo 2020, view Japan’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, today named Mizuno Corporation as its fifth Official Bid Partner.
The leading sports goods manufacturer, along with the previously announced sponsors, ASICS,DESCENTE, JTB, and Kinki Nippon Tourist, will collaborate with the Bid Committee to bring the 2020 Games to the world’s most forward-thinking and safe city.
Akito Mizuno, President of Mizuno Corporation, said: “Sport has the capacity to energise people and bring smiles to our faces. At the London 2012 Games, great athletes demonstrated immeasurable courage and provided inspiration. I
firmly believe that Japan will be revitalised if our nation hosts the Olympics and Paralympics nearly half a century after Tokyo hosted the 1964 Games. In order to realise our dream to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Mizuno Corporation looks forward to sharing our experience to support the Bid Committee, and will do anything possible to help bring the 2020 Games to Tokyo.”
Tsunekazu Takeda, IOC member and President of the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee and the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), said: “With one year to go until the Host City election, I am delighted to introduce a new Official Bid Partner. Mizuno Corporation has enthusiastically agreed to become an Official Bid Partner and help promote our campaign on behalf of this dynamic city. Mizuno Corporation with more
than a century of experience, is a perfect example of Japan’s innovative entrepreneurship. I sincerely thank Mizuno Corporation, and look forward to collaborating closely with them, as well as with other future partners who share our vision.”