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July 19, 2018
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Governor of Tokyo to Join the "2 Years To Go to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Countdown Event”

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo will attend the "2 Years To Go to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Countdown Event” on Tuesday, July 24 during the Countdown Ceremony from 19:00 to 20:00. With the competition starting in two years, this is an opportunity for many people to participate in building up momentum toward the opening of the Games.

"2 Years To Go to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Countdown Event"

Date / Time: Tuesday, July 24 2018, 14:00 - 20:00
Location: Tokyo Skytree Town(R) (Oshiage 1-1-2, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Content: Tokyo 2020 sponsors and Olympic venue cities' booths and exhibits, competitive event experiences for visitors, photo opportunities with the mascots, a stamp rally, and more.

Countdown Ceremony (19:00 - 20:00)

Location: Special Stage in Sky Arena, 4th Floor, Tokyo Skytree Town(R)

Attendees(tentative):

Organisers

  • Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
  • Fujio Mitarai, Honorary President of Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee
  • Yoshiro Mori, President of Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee

Guests

  • Tsunekazu Takeda, President of Japan Olympic Committee
  • Toru Yamamoto, Mayor of Sumida City
  • Shunichi Suzuki, Minister in Charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Toshiei Mizuochi, State Minister of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Daichi Suzuki, Commissioner of Japan Sports Agency
  • Daisuke Ozaki, President of Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly
  • Keiichi Nagahashi, Vice-President of Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly
  • Kunihiko Koyama, Chairperson of Special Committee on Measures to Promote Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Akio Mimura, President of Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor of City of Los Angeles (the host of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games)

Guest athletes

  • Tadahiro Nomura, Olympian in Atlanta, Sydney and Athens, Judo
  • Kenji Fujimitsu, Medallist at the IAAF World Championships,  Athletics
  • Miho Nonaka, Medallist at the Bouldering World Cup, Sport Climbing

Agenda:

  • Opening remarks
  • A parade of paper lanterns made by 100 local elementary school children
  • Discussion session by guest athletes
  • Presentation of Tokyo 2020 mascots
  • Simultaneous lighting of 731 paper lanterns(*) including a 2m-high giant lantern
  • Special illumination of Tokyo Skytree(R)
  • Photo session
  • Tokyo “Gorin Ondo” 2020 dance

*Note: 731 is for the number of days until the opening of the Olympic Games (2 years).

TMG will start fundraising and install a donation box at the event site for assisting the lives of disaster victims in the Heavy Rain of July 2018.

Volunteer PR Event (17:30 - 18:15)

Location: Special Stage in Sky Arena, 4th Floor, Tokyo Skytree Town(R)

  • Recruiting of Games Volunteers and City Volunteers begins in September 2018. To introduce the different volunteer activities prior to the recruiting drive, a information session will be held featuring Olympians, Paralympians, and experienced volunteers.

 

CONTACT & INQUIRIES (Assistance in Japanese only)

(For Countdown Event)
Project Section, Planning and Promotion Division
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Phone: 03-5320-7767

(For Volunteer PR Event)
Operations Section, Planning and Promotion Division
Phone: 03-5388-2880

Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
http://www.2020games.metro.tokyo.jp/eng/
https://twitter.com/sports_tokyo (External link)
https://www.facebook.com/tocho2020games/ (External link)

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