Within the ballot revealed late Thursday by Japanese public broadcaster NHK, 65 p.c of the sponsors surveyed stated they’d not made up their minds about whether or not to increase their monetary backing for one more 12 months.
Based on NHK, some firms voiced issues that their promotional actions across the Video games might be curtailed attributable to crowd-reduction measures imposed towards the coronavirus.
They had been additionally fearful the Video games might be scrapped altogether, with a number of senior Olympic officers saying the Tokyo Olympics should happen subsequent 12 months or by no means.
Many additionally stated they’d not determined whether or not to increase their sponsorship as a result of they’d not but opened negotiations with the organisers — suggesting they might be open to persuasion.
Greater than two-thirds (68 p.c) of respondents stated coronavirus had taken a toll on their very own monetary state of affairs, as Olympic organisers face having to fund the unprecedented postponement of the Video games.
Tokyo 2020 organisers have refused to place a price ticket on the extra prices of suspending the Video games by one 12 months, however the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has put aside $800 million.
Based on the newest price range, the Video games had been attributable to price $12.6 billion, shared between the organising committee, the federal government of Japan and Tokyo metropolis.
Tokyo 2020 “Gold” sponsors embody such Japanese family names as Canon, NEC and Asahi Breweries, whereas automobile big Toyota is a worldwide Olympic sponsor.
Based on the newest model of the Tokyo 2020 price range, native sponsorship was due to usher in $3.Three billion, greater than half the projected revenues of $5.9 billion.
Because the postponement, officers have been stressing the necessity to slim down the Video games, each by way of prices and organisation.
IOC President Thomas Bach stated in an interview this week they had been looking for methods to “simplify the organisation of the Games, how we can reduce the complexity of the Games, how we can save costs for these postponed Games”.
Tokyo 2020 chief government Toshiro Muto has stated there are 200 proposals on the desk for simplifying the Olympics, however has refused to present additional particulars.
For its survey, NHK surveyed 78 Olympic and Paralympic sponsors, receiving responses from 57.