Japanese and Polish Olympic Committees sign partnership

NOCs team up to help improve young athletes ahead of Tokyo 2020.

Japanese and Polish Olympic Committees sign partnership

The National Olympic Committees (NOC) of Japan and Poland have signed a collaboration agreement in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The deal will see the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) work with its Polish counterpart to help each country’s young athletes attain higher levels of achievement in the build-up to the 2020 Olympic Games, which are being staged Japan’s capital city of Tokyo.

The partnership was announced during the ongoing Winter Olympics by JOC president Tsunekazu Takeda and Polish Olympic Committee (PKOI) counterpart Andrzej Kraśnicki, who said that the PKOI plans to exchange athletes as part of a project he wants to conduct with the Japanese city of Takasaki.

“This agreement concludes further deepening relations between the two countries in the sports field and we wish for the further development of the Olympic Movement,” said Takeda.

Kraśnicki added: “I hope that friendly relations through sport, between the two countries, will continue in the future. It is important for us to have the opportunity to share experiences among sports, sports teams, culture and staff.”