News Center -TDO- "Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Celebration Reception" which was hosted by Japan's ambassador to Turkey, Kazuhiro Suzuki, was held in his Residence in Ankara.
Youth and Sports Minister Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu and Turkish National Olympic Committee President Prof. Dr. Uğur Erdener, Turkish National Paralympic Committee Board Member Abdullah Güven, Mete Gazoz, Ferhat Arican, and Oguz Akbulut, who won Turkey's first Olympic gold medal in archery, attended the reception.
Ambassador Kazuhiro Suzuki reminded in his opening remarks that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games were exciting and impressive.
Kazuhiro Suzuki stated that this success came with the cooperation of national teams from all countries and said:
"I sincerely congratulate the Turkish Olympic Team, which has achieved the success of winning a record number of medals in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Turkey at these games. Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu stayed in Tokyo during the games and supported the Turkish team. The success of the Turkish Olympic Team this time was also a reflection of the minister's passionate commitment."
Kasapoğlu also thanked Ambassador Kazuhiro Suzuki for his invitation.
Stating that Tokyo 2020 is behind us with many beautiful memories and achievements, Kasapoğlu said, "As we will always remember Tokyo 2020 in its beautiful aspects, as Turkey, we will take these achievements higher with our athletes and sports family. We have seen the excitement, dedication, and diligence of our athletes in this process together. They represented us in the best way."
Ugur Erdener, president of the Turkish National Olympic Committee (NOC), "The fact that the Olympic Games were held in Tokyo in a very safe and healthy environment was one of the most important elements. The positivity rate in PCR tests exceeding 600,000 between July 1 and August 9 was only 0.02 percent," said in his statement.
Abdullah Güven, a Member of the Turkish National Paralympic Committee, thanked the Japanese Embassy for the invitation and said, "We all appreciate the achievements of our disabled friends at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Congratulations to all our athletes."