Relocation of Sapporo Emphasizing “Agreement without Agreement” Governor Koike, Tokyo, November 1, 14:57
Governor Koike of Tokyo held a press conference after the four-party talks about the marathon and the venue for the racewalking, “The belief that it is best to run in Tokyo has not changed, but it will not interfere with the decision made by the IOC. If you dare say, it ’s an unagreed decision. ”
Governor Koike, who had a press conference at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government after the four-party talks, said, “We cannot agree to change the venue for the marathon and racewalking. “There is no change in the belief that it is the best, but it will not interfere with the decision made by the IOC with final decision-making authority.
On top of that, we received various opinions from the Tokyo residents such as “The sudden relocation of the IOC to the venue is unreasonable” and “You should continue to make efforts to host Tokyo.” However, there is very little chance of being able to win legally, and at the present time, Tokyo has decided that it is not wise to take that path. "
In addition, Governor Koike said, “Since this was a sudden story by the IOC, I think that the athletes were most surprised.“ I want to run in Tokyo because I have been preparing for a long time assuming Tokyo. ” In the meantime, the voice of “I want the venue to be decided as soon as possible.” I have made claims as Tokyo, but it takes more time for the venue to be decided. The burden is even longer and not what we want. "