Murofushi named 2020 Tokyo Olympics sports director

Jun 24, 2014

Murofushi named 2020 Tokyo Olympics sports director

by Jim Armstrong

Former Olympic hammer-throw champion Koji Murofushi has been appointed sports director of the 2020 Tokyo Games. Fluent in English, the 39-year-old Murofushi was appointed Tuesday to the role which acts as a liaison between athletes, international sports federations and the organizing committee. “The most ...

Mar 21, 2013

12% of athletes suffered abuse: poll

Nearly 12 percent of athletes surveyed by the Japanese Olympic Committee say they have been subjected to violence or sexual harassment while competing in their respective sports.

Feb 8, 2013

No abuse within organizations, 31 Olympic sports federations claim

The Japanese Olympic Committee announced Friday that the representatives of all 31 Olympic sports federations it questioned over two days said no abuse exists within their organizations at the national level. The questioning was the first step in an investigation by the JOC into ...