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Tokyo 2020 establishes advisory body

09 Jun 2014
Tokyo, Japan: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced the establishment of the Tokyo 2020 Advisory Meeting. The third Executive Board meeting - held on Thursday, on June 5 - confirmed the formation of the Advisory Meeting, which comprises a total of 170 leading figures from major domestic stakeholders.

The new meeting is spearheaded by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will serve as Chairperson and Supreme Advisor, and includes Sydney Olympic marathon champion Naoko Takahashi.

The Advisory Meeting is an All-Japan team made up of representatives from a broad cross-section of Japanese society, and will assist the organising committee in its efforts to stir the nation’s passion and excitement towards 2020.

A full list of the 170 members of the Advisory Meeting is available at tokyo2020.jp/en

Another key announcement was that Tokyo 2020 is establishing partnership arrangements with universities and colleges across the country. A total of 545 academic institutions have already expressed interest in being part of the partnership arrangements.

The initiatives will further promote Olympic education and build momentum in local communities. University campuses will host a wide range of events and serve as sporting and Olympic educational hubs for the local communities. An official signing ceremony is set to take place on 23 June to coincide with celebrations to mark Olympic Day.

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