Mizuno Corporation joins the Tokyo 2020 Bid Effort as Official Bid Partner

Tokyo 2020, 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 manufacture, 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."

Tokyo 2020 Bid Partners serve a variety of supporting roles throughout the bid campaign.

One year remains until the International Olympic Committee (IOC) conducts the final vote for the host of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the 125th IOC Session on 7 September 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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