In preparation for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Secretary General and Minister of Community & Cultural Affairs, Honorable J. Baklai Temengil together with the President of Palau National Olympic Committee and Senator Honorable Frank Kyota head a Palau delegation and went to Japan on April 21-23 2017 and signed a MOU between PNOC and Zao Town and Hitachiomiya City to implement Tokyo 2020 Pre-Games Training Camps.
Through this MOU, Team Palau will have the opportunity to train with high level coaches and use state of the art facilities in Zao Town and Hitachiomiya City to prepare for the Olympics. The Delegation met with the Mayor of Zao Town Mr. Hideto Murakami and President of Sendai University Mr. YOshikichi Abe, where they exchanged appreciation and toured the facilities that the athletes will use for training.
PNOC is very thankful for the opportunity that has been presented to our Olympians by the Mayor and people of Zao Town and Hitachiomiya City and this is a great step towards preparation for Tokyo 2020. [/restrict]