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Mr. Retsu Fukui, President of the Tokyo Olympics and JOC Executive Director

2019-11-20T15:52:51.061Z

I learned that JOC = Representative Director Fukui of the Japan Olympic Committee will be appointed as the head of the Japanese team for the Tokyo Olympics next year.



Tokyo Olympics Japan Team Leader, JOC Managing Director Retsu Fukui November 21 049

I learned that JOC = Representative Director Fukui of the Japan Olympic Committee will be appointed as the head of the Japanese team for the Tokyo Olympics next year.

Mr. Fukui is 62 years old from Fukuoka Prefecture.

As a professional tennis player, he worked as a representative of Japan at the Davis Cup, and since becoming a coach, he served as the coach of the tennis team at the Barcelona and Sydney Olympics.

While serving as Senior Managing Director at the Japan Tennis Association, JOC is mainly responsible for strengthening players, and was appointed as Senior Managing Director at the re-election of an officer in June, supporting Yasuhiro Yamashita, who has been responsible for strengthening players.

According to multiple officials, JOC decided to allocate the Fukui Senior Managing Director to the team leader and the Mitsugu Owase Strengthening Manager, who serves as the managing director of the Japan Athletics Federation, to the general manager. That is.

There was also a voice that President Yamashita was urged to the team leader for the summer Olympics to be held in Japan for the first time in 56 years, because it is necessary to play many roles as the president of the host country's Olympic Committee Fukui Executive Director has been appointed.

At the Tokyo Olympics, JOC has set a goal of 30 gold medals, the highest ever.

Source: nhk

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