11 October 2017
Sergey Bubka and Tsunekazhu Takeda signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the extension of cooperation between NOC of Ukraine and Japan until 2020.
Two sides discussed the issues of deepening cooperation, paying particular attention to the possible interaction in view of Olympic Games in Tokyo in Japan in 2020. The Japanese side expressed its readiness to assist in the organization of training sessions and test competitions in the territory of the rising sun for Ukrainian athletes in different sports.
Also, according to the agreement, Olympic Committees will cooperate in research and development on sports, sports medicine, doping control, exchange of sports delegations etc.