• Kyodo


The International Olympic Committee is to award former Japan Football Association president Saburo Kawabuchi and 1964 Tokyo Olympic women’s team gymnastics bronze medalist Kiyoko Ono the Olympic Order for their outstanding service to the Olympic movement, Kyodo News learned Monday.

A ceremony for the 79-year-old Kawabuchi, who was a key player for Japan’s men’s soccer team in the 1964 Games, and Ono, 80, will be held when IOC president Thomas Bach visits Japan for the World Forum on Sport and Culture in October.

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