Sexy Zone hope for Shori (victory) at Olympics
Johnny’s group Sexy Zone’s new song “キミのため ボクがいる (Kimi no tame Boku ga iru)” will be the theme song to volleyball’s final qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympics, the group announced in Tokyo on April 15, reports Sankei Sports and Nikkan Sports.
The group are special supporters for the final qualifiers and group member Shori Sato had written the lyrics to the new song.
It has been reported the song had been finished earlier this month and the group gave it’s first performance yesterday. One keyword in the song is “勝利 (Shori, Victory)”, which is also Sato’s first name.
“It was embarrassing for me to put it in, but it does mean a lot,” Sato said.
Group member Marius Yo had said his favourite volleyball player was Yoshie Takeshita.
“She’s small physically, but she has a big heart. It’s inspiring to see her fight for her dream,” he said.
The other members teased Marius, saying, “you like her don’t you”.
“As an athlete I…like her,” he said.
Fourteen Olympic qualifying matches for men’s and women’s volleyball will be broadcast on TBS and Fuji TV in Japan between May 19 and June 10.