The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) have partnered on an agreement rendering 6 training bases allocated to the former in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
After having visited the designated training based in Japan on 5 separate occasions, the Brazilians have decided on the University of Fikkyo as their primary training base, set to host 120 athletes from 10 different disciplines as they make final Olympic preparations in 2020. According to Inside the Games, another 90 Brazilian athletes will be located at Sagamihara, while Hamamatsu, Enoshima, Ota and Koto are also designated as preparation venues.
COB Chairman Carlos Nuzman says, “We are sure that the Brazilian athletes will benefit from the best structure in the final preparation phase for the Tokyo Games.
“The facilities are of the highest quality and we are very pleased to be able to provide our athletes with all the conditions to train and adapt the best way possible to the local climate and time.” (Inside the Games)
The announcement is another in what is sure to be a string of pre-Olympic training camp decisions being made this year, already just 3 years out from the next Summer Games. In March we reported how the British Olympic Association (BOA) signed training venue contracts with 3 Japanese sports facilities, one of which is the Yokohama International Pool based in the city of Yokohama. The city is just about a 45 minute drive from Tokyo.