Nordic combined Olympic gold medalist Kenji Ogiwara has been appointed the director of Japan’s court of arbitration for sport (JSAA), officials said Wednesday.

Ogiwara, 33, will sit on the body that the Japan Olympic Committee helped establish as a domestic version of Switzerland’s Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to receive complaints from athletes, including suspensions over suspected doping.

JOC officials said Masato Dogauchi, professor of the University of Tokyo graduate school, will likely be appointed the head of the JSAA which will officially begin operations on April 7.

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