Judo federation head Yasuhiro Yamashita hints at stepping down

Judo 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. Yamashita said there have been no penalties imposed on ...

JOC chief says Tokyo emerging from coronavirus crisis

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. In an English memo to the presidents of national Olympic committees and sports federations, Yamashita ...

Olympic saga reveals Japanese sports world's lack of influence

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. Although the decision was finalized at a lofty political level, it only happened after individual athletes forced the ...

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 ...