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Ready Steady Tokyo – test event underway

Weightlifting Technical Delegates Nicu Vlad, IWF Vice President and Attila Adamfi, Director General conducted a successful technical visit in Tokyo, host of the 2020 Olympic Games.

They visited the Organising Committee office (overlooking the Athletes Village) to receive update reports from the different Functional Areas. The Delegates also paid a visit to the Tokyo International Forum that will be the home for weightlifting during the Games together with Reiko Chinen, Weightlifting Manager for the 2020 Olympic Games, who is tirelessly working on making the weightlifting event at the Games unforgettable.

The most important element of the visit was overlooking the preparations of the test event to be held in July this year, entitled “Ready Steady Tokyo”. The overall message of the brand name is “We are ready for Tokyo 2020. Let’s stay focused as we move forward to a successful Games.”

The objective of the test event is to provide the management and operational staff hands-on experience of running the event to ensure a smooth operation of the Games.

Besides world-class lifters of Japan, Korea and China, foreign athletes are also expected to participate at the Friendship Tournament in the Olympics weightlifting venue 6-7 July, which also serves as a Silver Qualification event.