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Tokyo 2020: An inside view

AISTS Alumni Talks Episode 10

The 10th episode of the monthly series of the AISTS Alumni Talks will take place on Tuesday, June 8 at 13h00 CET. The topic of the webinar is to present the insider view of the 3 AISTS Alumni from Japan who are working in the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic Games. They will share their experiences and give us a glance at how it Is to work In the Olympic Games

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Meet the Specialists

Sachiko Tanaka, Senior Venue Manager, Tennis and Wheelchair Tennis, TOCOG, AISTS MAS 2008

After completing (10) US Open Tennis Championships under USTA Facility Management, Sachiko made her way to Tokyo in hopes to be part of the 2020 Olympic Movement in 2018. Prior to Joining TOCOG in December 2019, she took part in the 2019 Rugby World Cup with Octagon overseeing partnership marketing for a Worldwide Partner. Currently with TOCOG, she is part of Venue Management for Tennis & Wheelchair Tennis venue, also known as Ariake Tennis Park, home of the Japan Open Tennis Championships.

Misaki Tsuruta, Cluster Venue Technology Manager, TOCOG, AISTS MAS 2009

After working for professional football clubs in Brazil and Japan, Misaki joined TOCOG in August 2018. He is responsible for planning, implementing and operating technology services in 8 competition venues, ranging from football to marathon.  As a fun fact, he taught English to Gabriel, center back of the Brazilian Olympic Team, when he was at Avai FC, the club’s youth system. Gabriel plays now for Arsenal.  

Masaru Yokoo, Sport Manager, Baseball and Softball, AISTS MAS 2007

He is a Brazilian national with 15+ years of sports marketing & sports business development, with over USD 420 million generated in commercial partnerships & sponsorship sales. Throughout his professional career, Mario has served in commercial leadership roles at the International Volleyball Federation, Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic & Paralympic Games, professional volleyball teams alongside work experience with major sporting events such as FIFA World Cup and World Athletics World Championships. Mario speaks five languages, he is an AISTS MAS 2009 and additionally holds a University degree in Communications and certification in Strategic Negotiations granted by Harvard Business School.

The article was written by Marely Flores (AISTS MAS 2008).

Experience the world of sport in the Olympic Capital

Participants attend several full-day workshops throughout the programme to experience sport. These sessions are delivered by the sport organisations and federations themselves and provide a unique hands-on experience and well as an ideal opportunity to connect to our alumni and experts working in the industry.