SportAccord and GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli today praised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee for hosting a memorable Olympic Games.
“After 17 exciting days, more than 300 medals awarded, and so many national, world and Olympic records broken, I would like to congratulate the IOC, Tokyo 2020, athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers for what has been a very special Games.
“Despite the unparalleled challenges faced in the lead up to these Games, it is clear that everyone has come together as one team to overcome all obstacles and deliver a safe and secure Olympic Games. As a result, the world has been able to enjoy many incredible moments of teamwork, solidarity, friendship and perseverance. Athletes young and old have inspired millions for generations to come.
“I would also like to congratulate surfing, skateboarding, karate and sport climbing for making their Olympic debuts. I have no doubt that these sports will have a fantastic opportunity to develop and grow in the years ahead, having been seen in homes in all corners of the planet.
“Finally, thank you to all GAISF Members for all your hard work and efforts to provide the best possible support for your athletes and teams.”