Secretary General of SOPC meets Japan’s Olympic, Paralympic sport officials

  • March 3, 2024

CEO and Secretary General of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SOPC) Abdulaziz bin Ahmed Baeshen headed an SOPC delegation in its visit to Japan, and had a meeting with Vice President of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) YOCOI Yutaka at JOC headquarters in Tokyo.

In the presence of JOC Secretary-General Mitsugi OGATA, the officials discussed ways to promote sport cooperation and bilateral ties, and how to derive more benefits from sharing sport, technical, and administrative expertise, in such a manner that would contribute to advancing the sports industries in both countries.

During another meeting with Secretary-General of the Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC) Tomohiro IDA, Baeshen and his accompanying delegation have also probed Paralympic sport developments in both countries, as well as how improve the sports industry all across Asia.
Baeshen also met with Secretary General of Aichi-Nagoya Asian Games and Asian Para Games Supreme Organizing Committee (AINAGOC) MURATE Satoshi. The event will take place in the Japanese city of Nagoya.

Meanwhile, Baeshen visited the premises of the premises of the AINAGOC, where he had first-hand knowledge of the committee’s workflow and follow-up mechanism, especially as the Kingdom is poised for hosting many Asian tournaments, atop of which is the 2025 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Riyadh, the 2029 Asian Winter Games in Trojena, and the 2034 Asian Games in Riyadh, and a wide variety of other tournaments and championships.

The SOPC delegation concluded its tour in Japan by visiting Japan High Performance Sport Center (JHPSC), where they had a meeting with Takeshi Kukidome, vice president of the center, checked the center’s supplies and equipment, and attended some training sessions for several games.

Head of the SOPC’s Joint Service Sector Bakr Darwish and Project Manager at the SOPC chief’s office Muneera Alsudairi were present as part of the official delegation.