On 18 July, Olympic and Paralympic Committees of BiH and the Embassy of Japan hosted an event at the Sarajevo Olympic Museum to mark a year ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Ambassador Hideyuki Sakamoto wished BiH athletes for great success in Tokyo, which would bring BiH people closer together. Olympic Committee President Izet Radjo expressed his belief in successful organization of Tokyo 2020 and wished that the athletes would win the first Olympic medal for BiH in Tokyo. Mr. Mesud Pezer and Ms. Larisa Ceric, promising athletes of shot put and Judo, expressed their ambitions. Friendly video messages from Isen Town, a Japanese host town for BiH, and Sanbonyanagi Primary School, a host school for BiH athletes at 1998 Nagano Winter Games, were introduced at the event.