Tokyo 2020 director leaves ahead of rearranged Games


Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi has left to enroll in the Japan Sports Agency, the establishing committee mentioned on Friday, a departure that comes simply 10 months sooner than the beginning of the rearranged Games.

The former Olympic gold medallist hammer thrower was once one of the important thing public-facing officers on the establishing committee.

Murofushi have been concerned with the committee since 2014 and helped design the development schedules for each the Olympics and Paralympics, which have been not on time by means of a yr as a result of of the COVID-19 pandemic. He will take over as commissioner of the Japan Sports Agency, an organisation aiming to advertise recreation national and which is taken with making plans for the Olympics.

“I know that Mr. Murofushi will prove a dependable partner at the helm of Japanese sports administration as we work together toward the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games,” mentioned Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori in a remark.



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