9 November 2012 – Japan Airlines Enlists as Seventh Official Tokyo 2020 Bid Partner
Tokyo 2020 today announced Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL)
as its latest Bid Partner. JAL is the seventh partner to join the bid. Tokyo 2020 bid leaders remarked that the growth of the corporate partnership programme reflects the momentum of Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and that corporate involvement will help the Tokyo deliver on its promise to deliver a dynamic celebration in the heart of the world’s most forward-thinking, safe and well-organised city.
JAL Representative Director and President, Yoshiharu Ueki, said: “JAL is pleased to announce its enlistment as a Tokyo 2020 Official Bid Sponsor. The JAL group will utilise both its domestic and international networks to the fullest in various areas, such as specially painted aircrafts, airline magazines and airline videos, in order to realise the goal of hosting the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.”
Masato Mizuno, Tokyo 2020 CEO and Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) Vice President,
said: “With less than a year to go until the Host City election, I am pleased to introduce JAL,one of the most globally recognised airline companies, as the seventh official Tokyo 2020Bid Partner.
JAL has enthusiastically agreed to help promote our campaign on behalf of this marvellous city. We are grateful for JAL’s support, and I look forward to working closely with them and other forthcoming partners.”
Since Nagano 1998 Winter Olympic Games JAL has been the official airline partner of JOC and JAL has supported Japan’s national team members who take part in international sporting events. The airline also provided vital support for Japan’s national teams surrounding the London 2012 Games.
As one of the world’s leading airlines, JAL, alongside previously announced Tokyo 2020 sponsors, will play a vital role over the next 10 months. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will hold the final vote for the host of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the 125th IOC Session on 7 September 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Tokyo 2020 Official Bid Partner Programme
The Tokyo 2020 Official Bid Partner Programme welcomes the support of corporations that embrace the values of the Olympic Movement and the desire to create a long-term legacy for the city of Tokyo, Japan and the international sport community.
All supporting companies receive permission to use the Tokyo 2020 Official Bid Partner logo.
Tokyo 2020’s Official Bid Partners:
• All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (Airline company)
• ASICS Corporation (Manufacture and sales of sports goods)
• DESCENTE LTD. (Manufacture and sales of sportswear and related articles)
•Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (Airline company)
•JTB Corp. (Travel agency)
•Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. (Travel Business)
•Mizuno Corporation. (Manufacturer and sales of sports goods)
JAL Representative Director and President, Yoshiharu Ueki