9 June 2016
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today welcomed Cisco Systems G.K.(Cisco) as a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner, the second domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme.
The company, a Japanese subsidiary of Cisco Systems Inc., has been attributed the category Network Equipment. Its addition brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 domestic partners to 37*, including 22 Official Partners.
Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori welcomed the new appointment, The company has a wealth of experience and a proven track record of supporting the communication of complex and diversified Games-related information and images at previous editions of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Network Equipment category. We are delighted that Cisco will be a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner in the increasingly sophisticated ICT world in the lead up to the 2020 Games, and we are confident that our partnership with Cisco will contribute to making the Tokyo 2020 Games the most connected Games in history.
Miyuki Suzuki, President and General Manager of Cisco Systems G.K., commented, We are extremely honoured that we have the opportunity to support the success of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games as the Tokyo 2020 Official Partner in the Network Equipment category. We will evolve our accomplishments at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games and contribute to the success of Tokyo 2020 by providing cutting-edge network equipment.
About the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme: The Olympic sponsor programme is divided into four separate categories, with the IOC's The Olympic Partner (TOP) programme constituting the very highest level of Olympic sponsorship. The Worldwide TOP Partners who support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are Coca-Cola, Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung, Toyota and Visa.
The three remaining categories are designated for domestic sponsors. The highest domestic tier comprises Gold Partners, the second tier consists of Official Partners and the third tier is made up of Official Supporters. Domestic sponsors will also be core components of Tokyo 2020's Marketing Programme, and until 2020 they will be indispensable partners both for the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and as partners of Japan Olympic and Paralympic teams. Accordingly, they will be accorded the rights to use Olympic and Paralympic designations and imagery including emblems, mascots and slogans. In collaboration with all sponsors who take part in the Marketing Programme, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will work to contribute to a brighter tomorrow for both Japan and the world.
Please click the following link to learn more about the rights granted to the Tokyo 2020 Games' Sponsors: Sponsorship Programme
About Cisco Systems G.K.: Cisco Systems G.K. is the Japanese subsidiary of Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), a worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected.
Cisco Systems G.K. official website: www.cisco.com/jp
* In addition to the above-stated 37 Tokyo 2020 domestic partners, the Tokyo 2020 sponsorship programme also includes three Worldwide Olympic Partners - Atos, Bridgestone and Omega - as Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Gold Partners.
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