Tokyo 2020 Appoints NTT as the First Gold Partner of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games


The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced today that it has selected Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation to become the first official Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner.

The Tokyo 2020 Marketing Programme is welcoming its first partner only a year after the establishment of the organising committee, and the addition of NTT as the organising committee's official Telecommunications Services partner will further boost Tokyo 2020's ability to deliver a successful Games.

Welcoming the appointment, Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said, "Today, I am delighted to announce that we have concluded a contract with the NTT Group, and it is a great pleasure to welcome the group as Tokyo 2020's very first Gold Partner. We are looking forward immensely to working together with NTT to deliver a magnificent stage where athletes from across the world can come together to compete to the peak of their abilities. NTT has a long and distinguished history of connecting people across the length and breadth of Japan, and it is my earnest wish that we will be able to work together to further strengthen bonds between people and ensure that we deliver a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020."

About Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme: Contracted sponsors are core components of Tokyo 2020's Marketing Programme, and over the next six years they will be indispensable partners both for the successful delivery of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and as partners of the Japanese Olympic and Paralympic teams. Accordingly, they will be accorded the rights to use Olympic and Paralympic designations and imagery including emblem, mascots and slogan. The Marketing Programme is divided into three separate categories, the highest tier being the Gold Partner, the second tier consisting of Official Partners, and the third tier made up of Official Supporters. In addition, the Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the National Olympic Committees around the world are Coca-Cola, Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa. In collaboration with all sponsors who take part in the Marketing Programme, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will work to contribute to a brighter tomorrow for both Japan and the world. Please click the following link to learn more about the rights granted to the Tokyo 2020 Games' Sponsors:

About Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation: Originally established as a public corporation leading domestic telecommunications industry, the NTT group is Japan's largest ICT corporate group, continually expanding globally and offering a full range of information and communications services including fibre-optic broadband, mobile communications, and cloud services. The group's head office is located in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The group employs more than 240,000 professionals working in 79 countries, under the leadership of President and CEO Hiroo Unoura. NTT provided a variety of telecommunications services for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics, and the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics and Paralympics. NTT has been working diligently also on a wide variety of sports promotions.

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