IOC President meets Japanese Emperor
The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, was invited for an audience with His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito in Tokyo today.
At the meeting, the Emperor congratulated President Bach on the success of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and remarked particularly on the huge contribution of the Refugee Olympic Team.
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The pair discussed the preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. President Bach was able to assure the Emperor that they were progressing very well.
The Emperor was pleased to hear of proposals to hold some events of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in the disaster-affected area of the country following the 2011 tsunami.
“The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will send a very strong message of peace and solidarity as Rio has done,” he said.