The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games – Tokyo 2020 – has announced an agreement with the JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation (JXTG). As part of the deal JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation will serve as a Supporting Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay and supply the gas for the torches used at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Katsuyuki Ota, Representative Director, President of JXTG, commented: “As part of our efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, we have forged a deep connection with Paralympic sports through our support of sports associations for athletes with an impairment, as well as through our employee cheering squad and volunteer activities. As a Supporting Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay, we are honoured to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of a diverse society. Under the slogan “ENERGY for ALL,” we will energise the Paralympic Torch Relay to bring lasting inspiration to all of Japan.”
Yoshiro Mori, President of Tokyo 2020, commented, “We are delighted to welcome JXTG as a Supporting Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay, following on directly from their support for the Olympic Torch Relay. During the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay, three people meeting each other for the first time will come together to form teams of runners in each segment. As Supporting Partner for the two distinct Tokyo 2020 Torch Relays, we believe JXTG will help to energise the Olympic and Paralympic movements by their supply of gas for the torches.”