Project Consigned by the Japan Sports Agency: Collaborative programme by JSC-JOC-NF using Nishigaoka High-Performance Sports Centre and other Facilities (Boxing/Guatemala, Costa Rica, Dominica, Nicaragua)
- Time Period
- 22ed to 26th Dec., 2019
- Tokyo, Japan
- Sport/Programme Category
- Japan Amateur Boxing Federation、Japanese Olympic Committee / Japan Sport Council
- Recipient Organisation
- Amateur Boxing Federation of each country
- Sumida Ward
- Number of Individual Beneficiaries
- 8 people
The press gathered at the joint training session where Mr. Morinari Watanabe, who was appointed chair of the special IOC boxing task force in June 2019, visited and encouraged the players.
Press release in English ☞ Here
Comment from the Local contacts:
Morinari Watanabe, chair of IOC Boxing Task Force
When I visited the Central American countries, I wanted to give the children an opportunity to come to Japan. I knew that they would inspire the Japanese players. Playing together raises the level of boxing, which, in turn, will impact the entire sport.
Sadanobu Uchida, President of the Japan Boxing Federation
By observing how the players from abroad practice, we learned that each country has its own instructional methods. I could see that the Japanese players were a bit nervous but I’m sure the exchange programme will be a special experience for them to remember as they grow up.
Feedback from Participant :
Julio Perez/executive board member, Costa Rica Boxing Association
- It was an extraordinary experience for us to be able to participate in the exchange project in Japan, the host country of the upcoming Olympic Games. I am determined to work on improving boxing in Costa Rica and Central America so that we will be able to respond to the ‘investment for the future’ that Japan made by inviting our junior players to their country.
Diego Guardado, boxer,/Guatemala
- I had a wonderful experience joining in the hard training sessions with the Japanese boxing mates. My future goal is to win a Gold medal in the Olympic Games.
Gabriel Mata/Costa Rica
- I was happy to be able to practice together with players from other Central American countries in a foreign country for the first time. My dream is to win a medal in the Olympic Games and become a world champion as well.