JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita becomes IOC member

Olympics Jan 11, 2020

JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita becomes IOC member

Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita was elected a member of the International Olympic Committee at its general assembly on Friday. Yamashita, a 62-year-old former judoka and 1984 Los Angeles Games gold medalist, was voted in at the IOC Session. He becomes the second ...

JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita nominated for IOC membership

Olympics Dec 6, 2019

JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita nominated for IOC membership

The IOC has nominated Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita for IOC membership, with a formal decision to be discussed in January, its spokesman said Thursday. The 62-year-old Yamashita, a former judoka and 1984 Los Angeles Games gold medalist, will join International Gymnastics Federation chief ...

JOC's Tsuyoshi Fukui to lead Japanese delegation at Tokyo 2020

Olympics Nov 21, 2019

JOC's Tsuyoshi Fukui to lead Japanese delegation at Tokyo 2020

Japanese Olympic Committee Secretary General Tsuyoshi Fukui has been tipped to take on the role of the Japanese delegation head for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, sources familiar with the matter said late Wednesday evening. According to sources, Mitsugi Ogata, head of training with the JOC, ...

Japan wins first mixed team gold

More Sports / Judo Sep 4, 2017

Japan wins first mixed team gold

Top-seeded Japan defeated Brazil 6-0 to become the first-ever recipient of the mixed team gold medal at the world judo championships Sunday, the final day of action. All 11 Japanese judoka who were entered for the event, featuring three men and three women, won their ...

Yamashita named new All Japan Judo Federation president

More Sports / Judo Jun 23, 2017

Yamashita named new All Japan Judo Federation president

Yasuhiro Yamashita, the men’s open-weight category gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, was appointed as the new president of the All Japan Judo Federation on Friday. Yamashita replaces 71-year-old Shoji Muneoka following voting from new board members selected the same day. The 60-year-old ...

More Sports / Judo May 26, 2017

Yamashita to become next AJJF chairman

Yasuhiro Yamashita, the men's open-weight category gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, is set to be appointed as the next chairman of the All Japan Judo Federation, sources said Friday. The 59-year-old Yamashita will lead the federation forward toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, ...

More Sports / Judo Aug 6, 2016

Tokyo awarded 2019 judo worlds

Tokyo was selected to host the 2019 World Judo Championships following an International Judo Federation executive committee meeting on Friday. IJF executive Yasuhiro Yamashita wants the championships to serve as a test event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with the event set to be held ...