Multi-Headed Organizational Structure For Tokyo 2020 To Mirror London 2012
A multi-headed organizational structure based on the one used for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games "will likely be adopted for the 2020 Tokyo Games," according to ASIA NEWS NETWORK. The organizing committee "will be led by an Olympic board -- a four-member decision-making body to include the Olympic minister and Tokyo governor"-- similar to the board that successfully ran the London Games. The Tokyo metropolitan government and Japan Olympic Committee expect the IOC secretariat "to endorse the plan during working-level talks, which began Thursday in Tokyo." The top decision-making body for the 2020 Games "is expected to be a four-person Olympic board comprising the Olympics minister, the Tokyo governor, the JOC chairperson and the organising committee director" (ANN, 11/16).