With the organizing committee for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics up and running, preparations for the mega-project have commenced. The main hurdles it faces are how to amass the vast sums of money needed to stage the games and the personnel needed to run them. There is also the task of maintaining public interest in the event until 2020.

Here is a rundown of the key players on the committee and its main tasks for the next six years.

What's the role of the Olympic organizing committee?