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Date : 06 Jul 2017
Tokyo, Japan, July 6, 2017: A Memorandum of Understanding on the use of training venues by the Brazilian team before and during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was signed in Tokyo on June 25 by the Japanese NOC, the Brazilian NOC and the Japanese prefectures and cities where these facilities are located. The MoU was signed by the NOC Presidents, IOC Member Tsunekazu Takeda and IOC Honorary Member Carlos Arthur Nuzman, and by officials from the prefectures and cities.
The Brazilian NOC visited Japan five times since 2015 to find the most suitable facilities for its athletes. The Brazilian team plans to use 14 facilities, including gyms, swimming pools and training centres located in the prefectures of Tokyo, Saitama and Kanagawa.
“We are sure that the Brazilian athletes will benefit from the best structure in the final preparation phase for the Tokyo Games,” said Nuzman, who competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in men’s volleyball. “The facilities are of the highest quality and we are very pleased to be able to provide our athletes with all the conditions to train and adapt the best way possible to the local climate and time.”
The main support base for Team Brazil in Tokyo will be at the University of Rikkyo. The forecast is that around 120 athletes from 10 different disciplines will be using the venue. Sagamihara should receive eight disciplines and almost 90 athletes. Hamamatsu will be the home for judo and swimming, while Enoshima, Ota and Koto are the other training venues.
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