Athletes playing an active part in the Tokyo Olympics / Para
Mr. Yasuhiro Yamashita, President of JOC = Japan Olympic Committee, visited Fukushima Prefecture, and after the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics held, it revealed the concept of having active players visit Fukushima Prefecture and other disaster areas.
On the 30th, President Yamashita, who took office in June, visited Fukushima Prefecture, where seven games of baseball and softball are held at the Tokyo Olympics, and met with Governor Uchibori at the prefectural office.
Mr. Yamashita said, “I am thinking of an approach where athletes who played an active part in next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics visited the disaster area to give hope to children and snuggle up to those who suffered pain.” After the tournament, we clarified the concept of having active players visit the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
On the other hand, Governor Uchibori welcomed, saying, “Interacting with the players who supported the competition venue and on the TV is a legacy itself”.
After the meeting, Chairman Yamashita told reporters, “It would be helpful for athletes to visit the disaster-stricken area, and the people who were affected by the disaster would be pleased. Coordinated with the competition organizations and the companies to which the players belong, etc.