May.22.2015The 1st general meeting was held.

The 1st general meeting was held on May 22nd. About 400 people (including the members of the Organising Committee and concerned parties) gathered.

Both of the presidents, Mr. Ido and Mr. Mori addressed a meeting. Subsequently, honorary president, Mr. Mori(former Prime Minister)and honorary advisor, Mr. Kono(the President of Japan Sports Council) gave speeches.

Mr. Mori said “I think the World Master’s Games is excellent, because everyone can participate in this event. Also, we are having big sports events, the World Cup Rugby (2019) and the Olympic & Paralympic (2020) in Japan. We want to keep the enthusiasm for sports until the World’s Masters Games (2021).”

The vice president, Mr. Yanagimoto(former Japan’s volleyball coach), Mr. Asahara and Ms. Tatsumi(former Olympian)and Mr. Takei(supporting ambassador)also gathered. Mr. Asahara and Mr. Takei said “We want to play a key role on public relations of the Games. We also want to challenge the Games as players.”

In this general meeting, the period and the theme of the Games were announced. It will be held from May 15th to May 30th in 2021. The theme is “The Blooming of Sport for Life”.