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Send-off Party for Athletes to appear at London Olympics and Paralympics

2012/07/09

A send-off party is planned to cheer up the athletes of our university who are going to participate in the London Olympics and the Paralympics. The party will be held in cooperation with the University of Tsukuba and Tsukuba City. We look forward that many students‚ faculty staff‚ and local residents attending the party and sending hearty cheers to the athletes.

Date / Time July 9 (Monday) 15:00 – 16:00
Place University Hall‚ University of Tsukuba"GoogleMap"
Access Take a bus bound for "Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo" or the "University Loop-line On-campus Bus [Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan Bus]" and get off at Daigaku Kaikan Mae
Entered Athletes Athletes to compete in the London Olympics from the University of Tsukuba
(As of July 4)

[Olymipics]
Women’s judo 78-kilogram weight class
Ms. Akari Ogata (fourth-year student of the School of Health and Physical Education)

Men’s judo 60-kilogram weight class
Mr. Hiroaki Hiraoka (second-year student of the Master’s Program in Health and Sport Sciences‚ Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences / staff member of Ryotokuji Gakuen)

Women’s judo 48-kilogram weight class
Ms. Tomoko Fukumi (graduate of the Master’s Program in Health and Sport Sciences‚ Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences / staff member of Ryotokuji Gakuen)

Women’s judo over 78-kilogram weight class
Ms. Mika Sugimoto (graduate of the School of Health and Physical Education / staff member of KOMATSU Ltd.)

[Paralympics]
Men’s swimming
Mr. Takuro Yamada (third-year student of the School of Health and Physical Education)

Goalball
Ms. Haruka Wakasugi (second-year high school student of the Special Needs Education School for the Visually Impaired‚ University of Tsukuba)

Track and field
Mr. Toru Suzuki (graduate of the School of Health and Physical Education)

Boccia
Ms. Taemi Akimoto (graduate of the Special Needs Education School for the Physically Challenged‚ University of Tsukuba)

Program (1) Dance performance by members of Dance Club to pray for victory
(2) Introduction of the athletes and board members of the university
(3) Speech of the university president
(4) Speech of the city mayor
(5) Invigorating speech by the provost of the School of Health and Physical Education‚ the University of Tsukuba
(6) The athletes speak of their goals
(7) Words of encouragement from students
(8) Presentation of commemorative gifts
(9) Chorus of the university song
Inquiries Division of General Affairs‚ Department of General Affairs (Tel: 81.29.853.2022)
Division of Student Welfare‚ Department of Student Affairs (Tel: 81.29.853.2241)
Academic Service Office for the Art and Sport Sciences Area (Tel: 81.29.853.2572)

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