Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 sign MoU to co-operate in delivery of games
The organising committees of the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together with the aim of ensuring successful delivery of their respective games.
The agreement was inked on the sidelines of the visit to Tokyo by the coordination commission of the International Olympic Committee.
Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 said in a statement: “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 Memorandum of Understanding also foresees sharing of best practices in the promotion of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements through seminars and other events covering areas of mutual interest such as education programmes, engagement activities, the Cultural Olympiad, sustainability, and legacy planning.”
Toshiro Muto, chief executive of Tokyo 2020, said: “We are pleased to have signed this Memorandum of Understanding promoting cooperation between the two Organising Committees responsible for delivering the consecutive Olympic and Paralympic Games of Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024. 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.”
Etienne Thobois, his Paris 2024 counterpart, added: “We are delighted to sign this cooperation agreement with our friends from Tokyo 2020. 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.”