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Asics is Tokyo 2020’s 10th Gold Partner

Apr 13, 2015 Japan
Asics is Tokyo 2020’s 10th Gold Partner
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee welcomed ASICS Corporation as its tenth Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner, in the category “Sporting Goods" (Sports Apparel & Sports Equipment)
“I am delighted that ASICS Corporation, one of Japan’s leading producers of sporting goods, will be supporting our efforts to deliver a successful 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner. ASICS will not only be supplying the uniforms for the Japanese national Olympic and Paralympic teams, but will also be providing uniforms for the Games’ volunteers. Every member of our ‘All-Japan’ team will be working hard to ensure the success of the Games,” said Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori.

Motoi Oyama, President, CEO and Representative Director of ASICS, said: “It is indeed a great honour for ASICS to be selected as a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner. The company’s founding philosophy of ‘promoting the healthy development of young people through sport’ resonates perfectly with the values promoted by the Olympic and Paralympic movements. ASICS will strive to make the Tokyo 2020 Games a resounding success by making the best use of the extensive experience the company has gained supporting athletes and sports associations in previous editions of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and continue contributing to the development of a healthy and sustainable society.”

ASICS was founded in 1949 by Kihachiro Onitsuka. Inspired by the Latin proverb ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano’ – a sound mind in a sound body – his vision was to promote the health of young people through sport. The ASICS group is headquartered in Kobe, Japan with more than 50 offices worldwide distributing products to over 150 countries.

Image Credits: ASICS; Tokyo 2020

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