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Updated : March 19, 2018

Signing MOU on Pre-Games Training Camps with Brazilian Olympic Committee

Having actively worked to attract pre-Games training camps for Team Brazil ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games, Saitama Prefecture, Niiza City and Rikkyo Educational Corporation reached a broad agreement with the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on pre-Games training camps at a signing ceremony. 

Under the agreement, 121 athletes competing in 10 sports, including athletics, karate and wrestling, from the Brazilian Olympic Team will have their pre-Games training camps in Niiza City and on the Rikkyo Gakuin Niiza Campus in Saitama Prefecture.

The President of COB, President of JOC, Governor of Saitama Prefecture, Mayor of Niiza City and President of Rikkyo Educational Corp. holding up the signed MOU


Sunday, June 25, 2017


Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Prince Room (3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo)


Carlos Nuzman, President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee

Tsunekazu Takeda, President of the Japanese Olympic Committee

Kiyoshi Ueda, Governor of Saitama Prefecture

Masaru Namiki, Mayor of Niiza City

Akio Kamiya, Chairperson of the Board of Incorporated Educational Institution Rikkyo Gakuin

Representatives from the Sagamihara City, the wards of Ota, Chuo and Koto, which are all hosting pre-Games training camps

Sports to Have Pre-Games Training Camps in Saitama Prefecture

Athletics, boxing, gymnastics, weightlifting, wrestling, taekwondo, water polo, rugby, modern pentathlon and karate (121 competitors in 10 sports; TBD)

Pre-Games Training Camp Venues in Saitama Prefecture

Niiza City General Sport Park Athletic Stadium, Rikkyo University Niiza Campus & Fujimi Campus


Details of the schedule and requirements for pre-Games training camps are to be decided through future discussion.

In addition to the pre-Games training camps, cultural events, including exchanges with athletes, will be held on an ongoing basis in the lead-up to 2020.

The President of BOC, President of JOC, Governor of Saitama, Mayor of Niiza and President of Rikkyo Educational Corp. put their hands together.