President Seike Visits British Olympic Association
November 29, 2016
On November 18, President Seike visited the British Olympic Association's (BOA) office in London and met with Sir Hugh Robertson, Chairman of the British Olympic Association, and Bill Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer of the British Olympic Association.
At the Tokyo 2020 Games, Team GB will use the sports facilities at Keio University's Hiyoshi Campus for their pre-Games training camp. Sir Hugh Robertson commented that the Games will be a valuable opportunity for Tokyo to play a central role and to gain prominence. He also expressed that having Keio University as a partner is a great honor and privilege for the BOA. President Seike also spoke about his optimism on the partnership with the BOA. He hopes that hosting the British Olympic team will lead to exchange through sports as well as the globalization of the campus. In addition, he said that it would be great if Keio students use this opportunity to learn the true meaning and significance of the Olympics, and furthermore, to get to know the United Kingdom even better.
Together with President Seike's visit to the BOA, between November 16 and 18, staff members from Keio University visited King's College London, the University of Birmingham, and Loughborough University to find out about the initiatives these universities were involved in for the 2012 London Games. Keio University intends to use the advice received from these universities to work on its plans to host the pre-Games training camp.