Tokyo 2020 Delivers Candidature File to IPC Headquarters in Bonn

Tokyo 2020 today submitted its Candidature File to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), passing another crucial milestone in its goal to deliver a dynamic celebration in the heart of Japan's capital.

The Candidature File details Tokyo 2020's unique plan for hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and its promiseto embrace the Paralympic Values of courage, determination, inspiration and equality The Tokyo 2020 delegation in Bonn consisted of Masato Mizuno, Tokyo 2020 CEO and Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) Vice President; Yasuhiro Nakamori, Tokyo 2020 Executive Board Member; Katsura Enyo, Senior Director for Planning of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Promotion Division, Bureau of Sports; Takayuki Suzuki,three-time swimming Paralympian and London 2012 Games 50m backstroke bronze medallist.

Masato Mizuno said: "Tokyo views the Olympic and Paralympic Games as one mega celebration over a 60-day span. Tokyo is a frontrunner in the barrier-free movement, and I am absolutely confident that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games plan will be an innovative one which will bring up the standard higher than ever before."

Takayuki Suzuki, Masato Mizuno and Xavier Gonzalez

Takayuki Suzuki (left) and Masato Mizuno (centre) provide IPC'S CEO Xavier Gonzalez with the Candidature File