The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
City of London Corporation
£35,663 - £39,805pa + Local Govt Pension + benefits
Epping Forest, London
Swansea Council
£53,653 – £58,089pa
Swansea
Brio Leisure
£35,745pa + excellent benefits
Chester and Frodsham
Everyone Active
Competitive rates of pay
South Oxhey Leisure Centre, Watford
star job
Redbridge Sports & Leisure
on request
Barkingside, Essex

IOC opts for 'safe, well organised Games' in choosing Tokyo

Job opportunities
Brio Leisure
£35,745pa + excellent benefits
location: Chester and Frodsham, United Kingdom
Swansea Council
£53,653 – £58,089pa
location: Swansea, United Kingdom
New Hall School
£3,768pa (9.00am-2.00pm, Saturdays, in term time)
location: Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
more jobs

Japan's ability to organise and deliver on major projects and its fortitude in the face of a major challenge – as demonstrated by rebuilding after the tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster – is thought to have won it the 2020 Olympic bid.

Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), stressed the importance to the IOC of ensuring the 2020 games is of the highest quality, saying: "Tokyo presented a very strong technical bid from the outset - and it needed to in competition with such high-calibre bids from Istanbul and Madrid.

"All three cities were capable of staging excellent Games in 2020, but in the end it was Tokyo's bid that resonated the most with the IOC membership. We believe Tokyo will deliver a well-organised, safe Games that will reinforce Olympic values, while demonstrating the benefits of sport to a new generation, by inviting us to 'discover tomorrow'".

Tokyo won a final round of voting by the full members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 125th IOC sessions in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The winning bid received 60 votes to Istanbul's 36 in the final round, with Madrid having been eliminated in the first round after losing a tie-breaker with Istanbul.

The main venue of the 2020 Games will be Tokyo's National Olympic Stadium, built originally for the 1964 Games. Which will be demolished and rebuilt in a US$1bn scheme designed by architect Zaha Hadid. The project will be completed in time for the venue to host games during the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Tokyo’s organising committee has budgeted US$10 billion for the Games, including the cost of constructing venues and improving transport infrastructure.

Tokyo last hosted the Summer Games in 1964. At that time it signalled its rebirth as a modern city after the destruction caused by World War II.

Japan's economy has been suffering from deflation for 15 years and government debt has increased to more than twice the size of its US$6 trillion economy, in part because of the costs of caring for the country’s elderly population. Analysts believe one of the main challenges for the government is likely to be justifying the expense of the Games.

However, since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power late last year and adopted more bold monetary and government reforms, Japan has become the fastest-growing country in the G7.

Nomura Securities' chief strategist Hiromichi Tamura, in a report published on 4 July, said the 2020 Olympics is likely to add about US$14 billion to Japan’s economy. Although this is a lower percentage of GDP than the country got from its previous three Olympics: the Summer Games in Tokyo in 1964, and the Winter Games in Sapporo in 1972 and Nagano in 1998, hosting the Games will bring other benefits. Tamura said the win will fuel consumer confidence and spending, which is the missing part of the puzzle in Japan’s economic recovery so far.

“If the government’s growth strategies go according to plan, the benefits should be obvious to everyone” by 2020, he said. “In the same way that the 1964 Tokyo Olympics showed that Japan had entered the ranks of modern industrialised nations, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could show that Japan is back.”

Tokyo's success in winning both the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympic Games makes this the second Olympic Games to be awarded in tandem with another major sporting event, following the double being tackled by Rio de Janeiro, which hosts both the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016.

Image: International Olympic Committee

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Japan's ability to organise and deliver on major projects and its fortitude in the face of a major challenge – as demonstrated by rebuilding after the tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster – is thought to have won it the 2020 Olympic bid.
SAR,ARC,EVT,CLD
356631_308261.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 67,970
14 Jun 2024
The Park Playground, has opened its first Immersive VR franchise in Porto, Portugal. The Porto venue is the company’s fifth European location and includes a ... More
13 Jun 2024
Following the release of season three Of Bridgerton, a study reveals its ten most Instagrammable filming locations. The study, conducted by QR code Generator, analysed ... More
13 Jun 2024
The 2024 G7 Summit is now underway at a destination spa resort in Puglia, Italy, with leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK ... More
13 Jun 2024
Following the success of its first site in Whitefield, Total Fitness is launching a purpose-built Women’s Gym in Wilmslow. The concept has been trialled using ... More
13 Jun 2024
Minor Hotels CEO Dillip Rajakarier has unveiled plans to introduce an innovative medi-wellness concept to the group's Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas brand, with ambitions ... More
12 Jun 2024
David Beckham and F45 Training have finally settled the breach-of-contract lawsuit around Beckham’s ambassadorial agreement with the boutique fitness franchisor. Beckham became an ambassador for ... More
12 Jun 2024
Apple has previewed the upcoming watchOS 11, which has more health and fitness insights and offers more personalisation than ever before. David Clark, Apple’s senior ... More
10 Jun 2024
With just a few weeks until the General Election, CIMSPA – the organisation that represents people working in the health and fitness and physical activity and ... More
10 Jun 2024
Global Wellness Day (GWD) marked its 13th anniversary on Saturday, 8 June and was reportedly celebrated by a record-breaking 1 billion people worldwide, making it ... More
07 Jun 2024
Wellness industry figure Deepak Chopra is co-developing a new wellness community and resort focused on wellbeing and longevity in Utah’s Heber Valley, centred around natural ... More
07 Jun 2024
Co-founders of specialist gym and fitness wear company, WIT Fitness, have returned to the brand to lead the business in partnership with Frasers Group. Retail ... More
07 Jun 2024
Basic-Fit has signed an agreement to sell five Holmes Place clubs it acquired as part of the RSG Group estate in March. The acquisition included ... More
06 Jun 2024
The UK health and fitness is performing well, especially the private sector, with member numbers, market value and penetration reaching all-time highs. These are the ... More
06 Jun 2024
European health spa operator Ensana has announced the strategic appointment of Dr László Puczkó as senior health spa advisor. Established in 2019, Ensana manages 28 ... More
05 Jun 2024
The Great Spa Towns of Europe (GSTE) has announced the successful approval of its funding application under the European Town Twinning Programme. This funding will ... More
1 - 15 of 67,970
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd