Japanese Olympic Committee

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Japanese Olympic Committee
Japanese Olympic Committee logo
Japanese Olympic Committee logo
National Olympic Committee
Country/Region  Japan
Code JPN
Created 1911
Recognized 1912
Continental
Association
OCA
President Tsunekazu Takeda
Website http://www.joc.or.jp

The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC, Japanese: 日本オリンピック委員会) (Romaji: Nippon Orinpikku Iinkai) is the national Olympic committee in Japan for the Olympic Games movement, based in Tokyo, Japan. It is a non-profit organisation that selects teams and raises funds to send Japanese competitors to Olympic events organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The Japanese Olympic Committee has helped organise every bid for an Olympic Games by a Japanese city to date. Japan has held the Olympic Games three times: the Summer Olympics once (1964 Summer Olympic Games, Tokyo) and the Winter Olympics twice (1972 Winter Olympics, Sapporo, and the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, Nagano). Japan will be hosting its fourth Olympic Games and the second Summer Olympics in 2020, also in Tokyo.

Presidents[edit]

No. Years Name
1 1911–1921 Kanō Jigorō
2 1921–1933 Seiichi Kishi
3 1936–1937 Matahiko Omura
4 1937–1942 Hirishi Shimomura
5 1945–1946 Ryōzō Hiramuma
6 1947–1958 Ryotaro Azuma
7 1959–1962 Jyuichi Tsushima
8 1962–1969 Prince Tsuneyoshi Takeda
9 1969–1973 Hanji Aoki
10 1973–1977 Seizi Tabata
11 1977–1989 Katsuzi Shibata
12 1989–1990 Yoshiaki Tsutsumi
13 1990–1999 Hironoshin Furuhashi
14 1999–2001 Yushirō Yagi
15 2001– Tsunekazu Takeda

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