Planning advanced for ORC at Tokyo 2020

24 | 2 | 2018

As the Olympic Movement starts to turn its attention to Tokyo 2020, WOA is pleased to announce that planning for the next instalment of its Olympians Reunion Centre (ORC) is already underway.

Following the huge success of the award-winning Rio 2016 Olympians Reunion Centre at the previous Summer Games, WOA will again be hosting an exclusive space for Olympians that celebrates their role in society and recognises the achievements of those who have represented their nation on sport’s greatest stage.

Much like here at PyeongChang 2018, WOA’s aim in Tokyo is to serve both the needs of Olympians competing at the Games, and those returning to the Games who will be working behind the scenes to make the Games a success or simply enjoying the action as spectators. By giving them an opportunity to come together in the unique setting of the Games to share stories and experiences, meet new friends and past acquaintances, WOA hopes to strengthen the bond that unites the global Olympian community.

World Olympians Association President, Joël Bouzou OLY, said:

“As we look towards Tokyo 2020, we are delighted to provide an update on where we are at with planning our next Olympians Reunion Centre.

“We are currently in discussions with the Japanese Olympic Committee, the Olympians Association of Japan, the local organising committee government and commercial partners on the format and potential venues for the ORC and have held a number of very positive meetings here in PyeongChang and in Tokyo.

“We will share further developments in the coming year.”

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