Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Establish Partnership

Tokyo, July 11, 2018: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) and the Organising Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Paris 2024) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU/Establish Partnership) under which both organisations will cooperate with the aim of ensuring successful delivery of their respective Games.

Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 have committed to exchange knowledge and expertise in various ways.

The two Organising Committees will share their experiences preparing for and managing major sporting events, covering areas such as exchange of personnel, volunteer recruitment, language services, communications, and ceremony planning.

The signing ceremony took place today, attended by Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto and Paris 2024 CEO Etienne Thobois on the sidelines of the visit of the IOC Coordination Commission to Tokyo/Establish Partnership.

This MoU will allow us to cooperate in a variety of areas, and we believe that both Committees will benefit from the synergies this win-win relationship will bring.

We will collaborate as we build momentum and prepare for the Games’ delivery by leveraging each other’s knowledge.”

It marks the start of a new, more collaborative and partnership-led approach between the host cities, the IOC and the IPC, driven by a shared ambition to stage ever-more responsible and spectacular Games.

As Paris 2024, we are proud to play our part in co-creating a new generation of more sustainable and useful Games, fully in line with the recommendations of the IOC’s Agenda 2020 and New Norm.”

Contact persons will be appointed in each Organising Committee, responsible for ensuring that both sides are working closely in accordance with the principles of the Memorandum of Understanding, while day-today collaboration will be managed by those responsible for each specific area of cooperation. —- Photo credit: Tokyo 2020 / Shugo TAKEMI

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