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NZ Olympic Committee Give Approval to Tokyo Announcement
12 Sep, 2013

Tokyo has been named host city for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 amidst cheers from the Japanese delegation to Buenos Aires and a nod of approval from New Zealand International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member Barry Maister.

Aiming to “unite world-class innovation with traditional values under the motto of “Discover Tomorrow”, New Zealand IOC Member Barry Maister believes that Tokyo will present a great opportunity for the Olympic movement to increase sport development through the world.

“All three cities Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul did a very professional and sophisticated presentation today.” Maister said.

“The stakes are really high in these sorts of decisions and you realise all the emotion that flows with every decision that’s made. Each was compelling for different reasons and there is huge amount of sympathy for those whose incredible work and dedication didn’t get the vote today.”

“The end result is a good one; Tokyo painted a picture of a very user friendly environment, which is great for our athletes and the fact it has similar time zones and we have many links with Japan is beneficial to New Zealand.”

“From an IOC perspective Tokyo presents significant financial opportunity, the bid has 4.5 billion in the bank to start with plus a comprehensive number of corporate sponsors already signed up.”

“This financial certainty allows the IOC to continue to allocate 93% of all it earns for sport development and programmes around the world.”

From a New Zealand perspective, New Zealand Olympic Committee CEO Kereyn Smith believes it is an excellent outcome. Japan’s proximity to New Zealand being just a 12 hour flight and a three hour time difference is great for broadcast and logistics.

“New Zealand has a strong relationship with the Japanese Olympic Committee and we will be looking to maximise this to benefit New Zealand athletes.” Smith said.

“We know the Japanese are incredibly well organised and high tech with an enormous capacity in terms of people, transport, infrastructure and all elements of High Performance sport.”

“In combination with having the Winter Olympics in South Korea in 2018, we now have two accessible Olympic Games for our athletes and administrators to build towards in the coming years.”

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