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YASUHIRO YAMASHITA

Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 30, 2023
Yasuhiro Yamashita re-elected as president of Japanese Olympic Committee
Yamashita voiced unease regarding Sapporo's bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 11, 2023
Sapporo looks to change Winter Games bid to 2034 amid opposition
The Japanese Olympic Committee has said that it will be difficult to proceed with the 2030 bid due to public sentiment.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 17, 2021
Japan’s Olympic history
Looking back at some of Japan's most memorable moments at the games since the country's 1912 debut in Stockholm.
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OLYMPICS
Jun 29, 2021
Japan ditching medal targets for focus on athlete safety, JOC chief says
'If I'm asked whether it's important to achieve 30 (gold medals), I want to clearly say 'no,'' Yasuhiro Yamashita said on Monday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 3, 2021
Japan to vaccinate 95% of its Olympic athletes
Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita said athletes do not need to feel guilty about practicing for the Olympics despite strong public opposition.
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OLYMPICS
Mar 12, 2021
JOC president Yasuhiro Yamashita no stranger to Olympic frustration
The former judo heavyweight, who missed out on the 1980 Moscow Olympics due to an international boycott, is optimistic that the postponed Tokyo Games will go on this summer.
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Feb 27, 2021
Judo federation head Yasuhiro Yamashita hints at stepping down
Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita on Friday hinted he may quit as the head of the All Japan Judo Federation following allegations one of its former executive officers engaged in harassment of a staff member.
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JAPAN
Feb 16, 2021
The next boss of the Tokyo Games — a savvy operator or a fresh face?
The organizing committee says it is looking for a successor that has a certain background in the Olympics as well as a strong awareness of gender equality and inclusiveness.
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Sep 19, 2020
International Judo Federation to pass on holding Tokyo Grand Slam in December
The International Judo Federation has decided not to hold the Tokyo Grand Slam as scheduled from Dec. 11-13 amid coronavirus infection concerns, a source close to the matter told Kyodo News on Saturday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 24, 2020
JOC chief says Tokyo emerging from coronavirus crisis
Japanese Olympic Committee chief Yasuhiro Yamashita sent a message to his international counterparts Tuesday, telling them Tokyo is gradually resuming sporting activities as it emerges from the new coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 6, 2020
Olympic saga reveals Japanese sports world's lack of influence
The unprecedented decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for a year amid the spread of the coronavirus has highlighted the impotence of Japan's sports community.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 23, 2020
JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita advocates shorter postponement for athletes
As the International Olympic Committee begins considering a potential postponement of the Tokyo Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita told reporters on Monday night that the organization would accept such an adjournment if it were a decision to protect...
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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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
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Oct 29, 2019
Japan honors former Egyptian judoka Mohamed Ali Rashwan with Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays
Former Egyptian judoka Mohamed Ali Rashwan, lauded for his role in a famous gold-medal bout against Yasuhiro Yamashita at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, received a prestigious Japanese award in a ceremony in Cairo on Monday.
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JAPAN
Jul 25, 2019
Decades after Moscow boycott, petition launched to include affected Japan athletes in Tokyo Olympics
The Japan Sports Society began collecting signatures Thursday for a petition asking that former athletes who missed out on the 1980 Moscow Games due to Japan's Cold War-era boycott be included in some way in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 27, 2019
Judo great Yasuhiro Yamashita replaces scandal-hit Tsunekazu Takeda as Japanese Olympic Committee chief
Yamashita will replace Tsunekazu Takeda who retired as JOC president amid an investigation over alleged bribery during Tokyo's bid to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 5, 2019
JOC on verge of naming judo federation chief Yasuhiro Yamashita next president: source
The Japanese Olympic Committee is set to name former Olympic judo gold medalist Yasuhiro Yamashita as successor to longtime president Tsunekazu Takeda, who is under investigation by French authorities for alleged bribery, a source said Friday.
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Aug 13, 2018
Team Japan targets short- and long-term success at Asian Games
Team leader Yasuhiro Yamashita promised that Japan would do its best at the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, but added that it would also serve as a significant stepping stone for the athletes toward Tokyo 2020.

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