has informally decided to name Junko Hiramatsu, a figure skating technical committee member of the International Skating Union, as one of its board members, JOC sources said Sunday.

Hiramatsu, 60, competed in two Olympic Games and was manager of the Japanese figure skating team for the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Games in Norway.

The decision will become formal at Thursday’s JOC board meeting, according to the sources.

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