Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus visited Japan from December 1 to 4 to attend the various preparatory meetings of Tokyo Olympic 2020 and the International Olympic Committee Youth Summit, Yunus Centre in Dhaka said in a press release on Thursday.
The summit, held on Sunday, was organised by IOC and attended by 42 young people from 40 countries. It was part of the young leadership programme of the IOC and was addressed by its president Thomas Bach.
Younus emphasised on the roles that social business can play to leverage the power the athletes have in transforming them into social and community leaders.
‘You can mobilise people around the world around one single thing, sport. You are messengers for change, leaders for change,’ Yonus said in his speech.
His speech was followed by a workshop organised by Yunus Sports Hub.
After the summit, Yunus had a meeting with IOC chief Thomas Bach, where they reviewed the programmes taken by Yunus Sports Hub and plans for the upcoming years.
Bach invited Yunus to attend the Tokyo 2020 Olympic in July of 2020. The IOC chief also introduced Yunus to the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda.
Yunus had a meeting with the chief executive officer of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Toshiro Muto at their headquarters on December 3 where Muto and his team they presented the plans of Tokyo 2020 in terms of sustainability and legacy.
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