Tokyo Looking to Showcase 2020 Bid Skills by Staging International Events

By Community | September 24, 2012

Tokyo are hoping by staging several top international sporting events, they will boost their 2020 Olympic hopes.

They will host the 2012 FITA Archery World Cup Final, Yonex Open Japan 2012 and Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament in the space of 12 days and overall spectator attendance and ticket sales have exceeded the organizers’ expectations.

At the same time International Hockey Federation’s General Congress will be held in the city centre.

Tokyo 2020 says the smooth organization of these concurrent events reaffirms Tokyo’s organizational skills – an asset that Tokyo 2020 is leveraging in its bid plan for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Tsunekazu Takeda, IOC member and President of Tokyo 2020 and the Japanese Olympic Committee said: “Tokyo is regularly chosen to host major international competitions, and this month’s activities show that our city is full of sports fans and supporters. The Japanese people love sports. If given the chance, we guarantee that Tokyo will be fully prepared to stage the world’s biggest sporting event in eight years’ time – the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”