The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced today that it has concluded an agreement with the JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation (JXTG) under which they will serve as Supporting Partners of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay and supply the gas for the torches used at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Katsuyuki Ota, President and Representative Director of JXTG, commented: “In its role as a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner in the “Oil, Gas, Hydrogen & Electricity Supply Services” category, JXTG has been engaged in a number of initiatives under the slogan “ENERGY for ALL.” As Japan's leading energy company, JXTG chose this slogan to express its intent to provide a stable supply of energy while also bringing high-powered energy and enthusiasm to all people, thereby energizing the nation. As a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Supporting Partner, JXTG will implement activities utilizing its ENEOS branded service stations and further energize Japan.
Yoshiro Mori, President of Tokyo 2020, commented: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome JXTG as a Supporting Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay. It is very reassuring to have the support of a professional energy provider like JXTG; this will be a key component in the operation of safe and smooth torch relay. The company will provide the gas that will power the Olympic torch, and Tokyo 2020 will continue working to deliver a flame that will never be extinguished in the hearts of all the people across Japan.”
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About the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Partnership Programme:
The programme comprises three tiers: Presenting Partners, Supporting Partners and Associating Partners. The support of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay partner companies will help ensure the success of the Torch Relay, an event which athletes and torchbearers and Olympic fans around the world are unlikely to forget.