Tokyo 2020 President Mori on results of the election for Tokyo Governor

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The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) released Tokyo 2020 President MORI Yoshiro’s comments following the result of the election for Tokyo Governor.

"Of the many candidates in this election, Governor Koike has made the Tokyo 2020 Games a centerpiece of her policies. As we have been working together on preparations for a successful Tokyo 2020 Games, I am reassured by her re-election and look forward to further strengthening our partnership," Tokyo 2020 President Mori said.

"As we prepare for the Games that have been postponed to next year, we are aiming for a simplified Games befitting a new era after going through these challenging times. We have thus begun thorough discussions with stakeholders regarding streamlining and optimisation.

" I believe that Governor Koike’s approach is the same as ours in gaining the understanding and consideration of the citizens of Tokyo and Japan in the delivery of the Games.

"The Tokyo 2020 Games will symbolise humanity’s solidarity and unity in overcoming the threat of COVID-19 and many people are looking forward to a Games that will forever remain in their memories. I hope for even closer collaboration with Governor Koike, as leader of the host city of Tokyo, as we work to deliver the Games," he said.