Tokyo 2020 boosts gold partner portfolio

Financial services groups Mizuho and Sumitomo Mitsui have signed up as gold partners of the Tokyo 2020 summer Olympic Games in Japan.

The two companies have been jointly attributed the banking category for the Games, increasing Tokyo 2020’s gold partners portfolio to 12 organisations.

“Both of these companies are leading Japanese megabanks, and their addition to the Tokyo 2020 sponsorship programme will enable us to fully realise the message we have been conveying of an ‘All-Japan’ team working as one towards the successful delivery of the Games ever since our bid campaign,” Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said.

Yasuhiro Sato, president and chief executive of Mizuho, said: “With the advent of the Tokyo 2020 Games, we will provide financial-related support and expertise to Olympic and Paralympic Games-related business and contribute to society and the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games through our nationwide network of branches and offices.”

Sumitomo Mitsui president Koichi Miyata added: “By promoting new action initiatives for Japan and building a legacy for the next generation, the Group will provide energetic support for the Tokyo 2020 Games, athletes, the organising committee and society at large.”