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Tsunekazu Takeda on Wednesday was re-elected as president of the Japanese Olympic Committee on a two-year term beginning April 1 after being selected the only nominee for the post.

Takeda, who succeeded Yushiro Yagi in October 2001 following Yagi’s sudden death a month earlier, at the age of 55 became the youngest member of the new council announced the same day.

“I’d like to make use of my year-and-a-half worth of experience and do my best to become an ideal president. I hope to help JOC raise its status in society by coming up with plans in accordance with this day and age,” said Takeda.

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