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SBD Global/November 20, 2013/Olympics

Opinion: Former Mizuno Chair Is 'Best Man' To Run 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Who "should run the local organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games?" asks Jack Gallagher of the JAPAN TIMES. This "is not the job for a retired politician, bureaucrat, or a person who wants to sit back and delegate everything." This is a position "which requires a hands-on approach from somebody who has been there before and knows how to connect with people of different cultures." The "best man for the job is clearly" former Mizuno Corp. Chair Masato Mizuno. The heir to the sporting goods conglomerate "has the knowledge, respect and experience required for the post." Mizuno was the CEO of the Tokyo 2020 bid, and although he is now 70, "he looks and acts like a man much younger." Attempts to get comments from IOC President Thomas Bach about Mizuno's potential candidacy were unsuccessful (JAPAN TIMES, 11/19).
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