Club to Host USA House
The Club is set to be Team USA's base for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
United States Olympic Committee (USOC) CEO Scott Blackmun made the announcement at a press conference in the Winter Garden.
"It's my great pleasure and honor to announce that in 2020 Tokyo American Club will be the home of USA House in Tokyo," he said.
“On behalf of Tokyo American Club leadership, Members and staff, we are thrilled to welcome Team USA and know it will be an ideal home during the Tokyo Games,” said Club President Michael Alfant. “USA House is a place for celebration of Team USA, and that is a natural fit within a great community at Tokyo American Club. We are excited for the Games to begin.”
USA House is the USOC’s hospitality and organizational headquarters during the Olympics and serves as a place for athletes, families and sponsors to meet and relax.
The USOC delegation was impressed with the Club's facilities and location on its first visit, according to the organization's chief marketing officer, Lisa Baird.
“Tokyo 2020 gives us the platform and the opportunity to do the unimaginable, which is to stage what we think will be the best USA House ever," she said.
Photo (l–r): Club Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee Chair Dean Rogers, USOC CMO Lisa Baird, Club President Michael Alfant, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun and Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda