The Organising Committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Committee has announced two partnerships to mark the Christmas celebrations.
Tokyo 2020 celebrated the Christmas with the announcements of Coca-Cola Japan as the Paralympic Gold Partner and the Japan Racing Association as an 2020 Tokyo Official Contributor.
Coca-Cola Japan will be a Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Gold Partner in the category “Non-Alcoholic Beverages” and “Coffee Beans and Instant Coffee Powder/Granules”. The addition brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Partners to 66.
The Japan Racing Association’s Tokyo 2020 Official Contributor programme differs from the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme, as it is intended to recognise the non-profit organisations that are contributing to the delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Official Contributors can refer to their involvement through the use of designations that explain their contribution within the territory of Japan. With the cooperation of each Official Contributor, Tokyo 2020 is striving to achieve the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori welcomed the announcement, commenting, “We are delighted to have Coca-Cola Japan, a branch of the Coca-Cola Company that has supported the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games for many years, as a Gold Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The Coca-Cola Company has extensive experience partnering with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we believe Coca-Cola Japan will provide vital support to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. We look forward to working together toward the success of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and toward a more inclusive society.”
Jorge Garduño, President of Coca-Cola Japan, commented, “We are delighted to announce our support of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. As the longest continuous Partner of the Olympic Games, we have a long-standing commitment to creating unforgettable moments during the world’s most watched and celebrated international sporting events. Working alongside our bottling partners in Japan, we look forward to furthering this legacy at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.”
Mori, Mori welcoming the JRA on board, added: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome the JRA to our Games family as supporters in our new initiative of Tokyo 2020 Official Contributor. The JRA will refurbish and maintain the Equestrian Park, the venue for equestrian events at the Tokyo 2020 Games, and furnish financial support for overlay construction being carried out by Tokyo 2020. In addition, we really appreciate the fact that this will provide huge support for the operation of equestrian events, including the deployment of veterinarians during the Games. I firmly believe the Equestrian Park will become a legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Games for the global equestrian world and will help contribute to its future development.”
Masayuki Goto, President and CEO of the JRA, commented, “We are extremely honoured to have the opportunity to contribute to the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games as an Official Contributor. The Equestrian Park of the Japan Racing Association was privileged to host the equestrian events of the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, and has been taking a role to disseminate and promote equestrian sports and equine culture. After a half century passed, with us once again hosting Olympic events in the Equestrian Park, we are proud to cooperate in the smooth operation of the Games through overall renovation of the facilities and financial support for the overlay facilities, and through our many years’ experience and knowledge about horses. Moreover, through these efforts, we will endeavour to create an important legacy that will continue to benefit the development of equestrian sports and equine culture long after Tokyo 2020 Games.”