The Tokyo 2020 delegation in Lausanne consisted of Masato Mizuno, Tokyo 2020 CEO and Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) Vice President; Katsura Enyo, Senior Director for Planning of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Promotion Division, Bureau of Sports; Yasuhiro Nakamori, Tokyo 2020 Executive Board Member. Additionally, two Tokyo 2020 Bid Ambassadors joined the delegation: Homare Sawa, the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year in 2011 and a key player on Japan's silver-medal football team at London 2012; and Takayuki Suzuki, three-time swimming Paralympian and London 2012 Games 50m backstroke bronze medallist. The delegation officially delivered the Candidature File to the IOC at 09h00 GMT on 7 January.
Tsunekazu Takeda, IOC Member and President of both the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and Tokyo 2020, said: "With tremendous support from people in Tokyo and across Japan, we have celebrated a memorable milestone today with the submission of our Candidature File. Based on lessons from our bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we have retained the best of that bid plan while adding important new strengths.
Now that our Candidature File is complete, Tokyo is one step closer to implementing an innovative and inspiring Games plan. The Games in 2020 in Tokyo will offer athletes, spectators and Olympic and Paralympic Family members a true once-in-a-lifetime experience."
Tokyo 2020 will reveal highlights of its Candidature File at a press conference in Tokyo on 8 January, and a press conference in London on 10 January.
IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli and Head of IOC Bid City Relations Jacqueline Barrett receive the Candidature File from the Tokyo 2020 delegation
Yasuhiro Nakamori, Masato Mizuno, Homare Sawa, Takayuki Suzuki and Katsura Enyo after delivering the Candidature File to the International Olympic Committee