Tokyo 2022; Coordination Commission Executive completes first official visit to Tokyo

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The Executive of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games today wrapped up its first official visit to the Japanese capital since the Commission was created in October 2013.

Led by Commission Chair John Coates, the IOC delegation also included Vice-Chair Alex Gilady, IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli, and Deputy Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi. The group participated in the first IOC Project Review of the Games preparations from 2 to 4 April, when they were updated on progress made since Tokyo’s strong bid saw it elected as the 2020 host city. The executives met with Minister Shimomura of the National Government, Tokyo Governor Masuzoe, and were introduced to members of the new Tokyo 2020 Executive Board, which represents the culture and diversity of Japan. The Commission was particularly pleased to see that a number of athletes and women are on the Board. The delegation also visited a number of the future Olympic venues.

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