Morinari Watanabe, the Japanese head of the International Gymnastics Federation, understands what it means to stick the landing.

As the newly appointed boss of an IOC task force formed to deliver the boxing competition at the Tokyo Olympics, he'll have to complete what may be his greatest routine under the pressure of a tight deadline.

Watanabe learned of his appointment just two days ago, receiving the call from IOC president Thomas Bach on Tuesday night.