Shunichiro Okano, former president of the Japan Football Association and member of the International Olympic Committee, died Thursday of lung cancer at a Tokyo hospital, sources close to the situation said Friday. He was 85.

Okano, who won one cap during his playing days, helped Japan win the bronze medal in soccer at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics as an assistant coach and went on to manage the national team in 1970 and 1971.

The Tokyo native became JFA president in 1998 and oversaw Japan's co-hosting of the 2002 World Cup finals with South Korea.