The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today welcomed the IOC's historic selection of the host cities for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with Paris chosen as host city for the 2024 Games and the 2028 Games being awarded to Los Angeles.
Commenting on the IOC decision, Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said:
“I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations to everyone from both cities who worked so hard to achieve this result.
“Through this decision of the IOC to select the host cities of two consecutive Olympic and Paralympic Games at the same time, I'm impressed by the leadership of IOC President Bach in taking the Olympic Movement forward in new and innovative ways.
“The environment surrounding the international sport community continues to evolve rapidly. When the Olympic Agenda 2020 was adopted at the IOC Session in 2014, President Bach said that we want to be the leaders of change, not the object of change, and I believe the IOC put these words into action by the decision they took today.
“I am confident that the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Tokyo 2020, Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 will help bring positive change to the world, and that the Games will leave tangible and intangible legacies behind for each host city.
“The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will continue its effort to deliver a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games where it showcases the value of the Games and of sport itself to society. In order to fulfill our role as a driving force for positive change and to become a role model for future Games, we will continue to work with all relevant organisations and continue with our preparations.