Coe believes Tokyo must make use of London's 2012 experience
Sebastian Coe has called Tokyo "the right choice" to host the 2020 Olympic Games – and believes the tale of London's 2012 experience can make a significant contribution to the Japanese capital.
Tokyo was elected as the 2020 host city on Saturday after comfortably beating rivals Istanbul and Madrid in a vote by the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Coe, the chairman of London 2012, said: "I believe it was the right decision – it felt right. We have had a good few 'frontier decisions' with Rio, Sochi and the World Cups in South Africa and South America, but Tokyo is ideally placed to tackle the issue of a high-technology and low physical activity lifestyle which is a big challenge for the sedentary West.
"If you also look at what has been enshrined by Japan in terms of sustainability and an environmental approach, they are in many ways the leader of the world."
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The successful bid includes architect Zaha Hadid's £839 million 'futuristic mothership' design for a new Japanese National Stadium to form the centre piece of the Games. Hadid was the architect for the London 2012 aquatics centre.
Coe said: "It will be eye-catching and it will be creative, and that's a good legacy export. I'm sure there will be many [more] people who worked on London 2012 who have chosen to stay in sport.
"There's no reason why people who have gained experience from the London Games should not be in demand in Tokyo, and I think we have to be quite tough and aggressive to secure this.
"Australians were picking up the big Olympic jobs for a good decade after Sydney and we should be doing the same."
Coe also felt the host-city vote had once more showed the power of the IOC, with Japan's prime minister taking personal responsibility for the problems at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.