Tokyo, 6 March 2013 - During presentations and site visits today
designed to convince members of the International Olympic
Committee (IOC) why Tokyo should host the 2020 Olympic and
Paralympic Games, the Tokyo 2020 Bid team proved that technical
excellence in every aspect of delivery will be fundamental - and
The IOC Evaluation Commission is in Tokyo for four days of
presentations and site visits to enable the delegation to inspect
the city's readiness to host the Games.
Tokyo's presentations to the Evaluation Commission today focused
on three themes. During the Accommodation session (Candidature
File Theme 12), Bid officials highlighted that 87,000 rooms
already exist within just 10 km of the Olympic Village. The
presentation on Transport (Theme 13), another one of Tokyo's top
strengths, gave Tokyo a chance to remind the IOC of the
world-leading, high capacity existing public transportation
system. Tokyo plans would deliver safe, quick and reliable
transport for everyone.
Closing the third day of the delegation's visit to Tokyo,
officials shared details of Media Operations (Theme 14). The IBC
and the MPC will be co-located at the Tokyo Big Sight in a
cluster of 9 competition venues, promising convenience. The Tokyo
Big Sight is Japan's largest international convention and
exhibition facility and will operate 24 hours per day to serve
the media during the Games.
Tsunekazu Takeda, IOC Member and President of both the Japanese
Olympic Committee (JOC) and Tokyo 2020, said: "The media coverage
of the Olympic and Paralympic Games makes an extraordinary
contribution to the Olympic Movement. Today we showed the IOC the
future of broadcasting. With innovations like this, we promise to
offer a thrilling Games experience, not only for athletes, but
for spectators. Our desire is to share the most inspirational
images of the Games with the world."
Japan, consistently at the forefront of technological
development, is the home of the Ultra High Definition System.
Also known as Super Hi-Vision, this new technology is the future
of TV resolution, with a pixel resolution 16 times higher than
Full HD and boasting 33 megapixels.
"Today the IOC saw the latest developments and the clarity that
Super Hi-Vision brings to the screen," Takeda said. "It adds a
new sense of reality, so just imagine what it will bring to
watching sports. In 2020, thanks to this Japanese technology, we
will be able to view the Games in stunning detail."
For more information contact: Hisao SHUTO - Director of
Mobile: + 81 (0) 90-2168-0409
Nao MIYAWAKI - Head of International Communications
Phone: + 81 (0) 80-3229-1333
Andrew BROWN - Media Officer
Phone: + 81 (0) 80-1078-1657
Tristan LAVIER (NB: French speaking)- Media Officer
Phone: + 81 (0) 80-2582-2744