Comment by Tokyo 2020 President Mori following the results of the election for Tokyo Governor
Tokyo, 5 July 2020 – The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020)
today released Tokyo 2020 President MORI Yoshiro’s comments following the result of the election for Tokyo
He commented as follows:
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.
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
The Tokyo 2020 Games will symbolize 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.
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