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 ...

Murofushi captures 20th consecutive title at nationals

Jun 7, 2014

Murofushi captures 20th consecutive title at nationals

Two-time Olympic medalist Koji Murofushi won his 20th straight hammer throw title Saturday at the national athletics championships. The 39-year-old Murofushi, who won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the bronze at the 2012 Games in London, won his newest title ...

Murofushi continues to roll back years

Jun 13, 2013

Murofushi continues to roll back years

by Kaz Nagatsuka

In his fifth attempt, Koji Murofushi had his best mark of the day at 76.42 meters. And after the competition was over, he left the field with a satisfied smile, waving to the fans in the stands at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium. The figure seems ...

Mar 5, 2013

Murofushi case to be heard by CAS in April

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will hear hammer thrower Koji Murofushi’s appeal against his exclusion as a candidate for election to the IOC Athletes’ Commission on April 11 and 12, the CAS said Monday. Taiwan’s Chu Mu-yen, who has also appealed, is ...