The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has welcomed Google as a Tokyo 2020 Official Supporter, the third domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme.
The company will be a Partner in the category ‘Internet-based information and navigation services (including: Web/App or internet search engine systems and services, Internet-based navigation and mapping services, Virtual or intelligent personal assistant systems and services, Internet-based translation systems and services, and Online local directory services)’. Its addition brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 domestic partners to 64, including 15 Gold Partners, 32 Official Partners and 17 Official Supporters (including one Official Supporter which sponsors only the Paralympic Games).
Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori welcomed the announcement, commenting, “We are delighted to welcome Google, a company which provides various services including internet search, online maps and language translation, as an Official Supporter. With their support, we expect the Tokyo 2020 Games, which will attract people from all over the world, to generate even more excitement.”
Peter Fitzgerald, the President of Google Japan G.K., commented, “We are thrilled with this opportunity to contribute to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. This is our first Olympic and Paralympic Games sponsorship, and we’re proud that it’s for Tokyo, a city where we opened our first international office in 2001. We will work hard to ensure that our products help prepare Tokyo 2020 for the Games and help everyone share the excitement from Olympic and Paralympic venues across Japan.”