Yuki Ota, a member of the IOC = International Olympic Committee, and Takeshi Matsuda, a swimmer who is an athlete member of the JOC, have been selected as new directors of the JOC = Japanese Olympic Committee.

On the 23rd, the JOC held a board of councilors in Tokyo and appointed a new director.



The new directors were Mr. Ota, a former president of the Federation of Japan Fencing Association, a member of the IOC = International Olympic Committee, and Mr. Matsuda, a swimmer who is an athlete member of the JOC.



Mr. Matsuda, a former athlete who has won medals at the Olympic Games, said, "I want to increase the number of people who are interested in the Olympic Games. Support for athletes and sustainable development goals." = I would like to work on promoting the understanding of "SDGs". "



The term of office of the directors will be until the regular council meeting in June next year.

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