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Tokyo 2020 Appoints Gold Medalist As Sports Director

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image Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Yuko Arakida and CEO Masato Mizuno

Tokyo 2020 announced the appointment of former Olympic gold medalist and chairperson of the Olympic Council of Asia, Yuko Arakida, as its Sports Director, which the bid committee says underscores Tokyo 2020's "ongoing effort to further enhance unity and momentum for Tokyo's campaign to host the 2020 Games".

Arakida's experience includes delivering presentations in several key stages, including the bid's final presentation at the 121st International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Copenhagen.

Tokyo 2020 CEO Masato Mizuno said of the appointment, "we are delighted to announce a strong addition to the Tokyo 2020 team. Yuko Arakida is a renowned former athlete and global ambassador of the Games. Along with her experience and expertise, the Tokyo 2020 team is united as a collective team, determined to bring the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Tokyo".

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2020 Olympic Bid News Summary
Bid Status: Evaluation commission visits bid cities in March, 2013
Bid Date: September 7, 2013
Bid Location: IOC Session Buenos Aires, Argentina
Description: Bid to host 2020 Olympic Games
Bid Book: Link To Bid Book
Web Site: http://www.gamesbids.com