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Tokyo 2021 Press Conference



This happened today in the conference room of VASANOC, the Olympic delegation was introduced to the public.



Delegation of Tokyo 2021 with the Japonese Ambassador Chiba Hirohisa & VASAOC President - @VASANOC
Delegation of Tokyo 2021 with the Japonese Ambassador Chiba Hirohisa & VASANOC President - @VASANOC


Among them are the three athletes who will compete during this Olympiad:


  • Rillio « Rio » Rii, Open water rowing and flag bearer at the opening ceremony

  • Hugo Cumbo, Judoka category -81kg

  • Yoshua Shing, single table tennis player


Williams Worworkon will be Chef de Mission for this edition, he will be supported by David Lolo, the Team manager. Finally coaches Andrew Mckenzie (rowing) and Joe Mahit (judo) will accompany this delegation.


During the press conference hosted by CEO James Malau we were able to count on the honorable presence of Japanese Ambassador Chiba Hirohisa who encouraged the athletes.



Rillio Rio Rii flag bearer & Antoine Boudier - @VASANOC
Rillio Rio Rii flag bearer & Antoine Boudier - @VASANOC

VASANOC President Antoine Boudier had the honor to give the Vanuatu flag to the flag bearer of the delegation, Rillio Rio Rii. Indeed, in view of his sporting performances, Rio was chosen to carry the colors of Vanuatu during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. He will be the first rower to do this.




VASANOC would like to thank the partners who made it possible for the delegation to leave in these difficult times, the government of Vanuatu and in particular the Ministry of Youth & Sports development, Olympic Solidarity, French Ambassy, Australia High Commission, COVID-19 Advisory Committee, VASANOC Board and staff who made this dream possible.

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