Google has signed an Official Supporter deal with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a position in the third tier of the domestic sponsorship programme.
In a press release, it was announced the company will be a partner in the category for internet-based information and navigation services.
Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said: “We are delighted to welcome Google, a company which provides various services including internet search, online maps and language translation, as an Official Supporter.”
Peter Fitzgerald, the president of Google Japan, said: “This is our first Olympic and Paralympic Games sponsorship, and we’re proud that it’s for Tokyo, a city where we opened our first international office in 2001.”
The deal brings to 63 the number of sponsorship deals agreed by the Tokyo 2022 Organising Committee. John Coates, the IOC’s coordination commission chief for Tokyo 2022, earlier this week described the $3.1bn garnered so far by the domestic sponsorship programme as “an amazing amount of money.”