The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has announced that it has signed a partnership arrangement with 552 universities from every prefecture in Japan to engage with young people and promote the Olympic values ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.
As part of the arrangement, each of the universities will promote Olympic education, help keep Olympism at the heart of Japanese society and raise awareness of the 2020 Games.
“I am looking forward to lots of new initiatives from the universities, and I believe that these will also serve as a wonderful legacy of the 2020 Olympic Games,” said Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori.
“The universities and the Organising Committee will pool their collective resources and proactively undertake a variety of issues including promotion of Olympic education, and the development of global human resources. I would like to see students from universities all over Japan utilise their dynamism and vitality and help us to ensure the overwhelming success of the 2020 Olympic Games.”
Among the universities that have entered into the partnership agreement are the prestigious Tokyo University, Waseda University, and Sophia University.