POSTED: June 25th 2014
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Hammer throw champion Murofushi appointed sports director of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

(L to R) Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori, Koji Murofushi, and Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto / Tokyo 2020 Shugo Takemi
(L to R) Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori, Koji Murofushi, and Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto / Tokyo 2020 Shugo Takemi

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Olympian Koji Murofushi was named Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Tuesday.

Murofushi won the hammer throw gold medal at the Athens 2004 Olympic Summer Games and the bronze medal in the same event at the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games. He was appointed to the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board in 2013 and won a 20th consecutive hammer throw championship at the national athletics championship.

“I’ve had the honour of competing in four Summer Olympic Games from Sydney 200 to London 2012 and I know what it takes to make a great Olympic experience for athletes,” Murofushi said.

“I am delighted and flattered to have been chosen as the Tokyo 2020 Sports Director. I want to contribute to organising an athlete-focused Games that will  deliver a long-term legacy and benefit for the sporting community in Japan and beyond.

“In 2020, we will host the entire world and I want to create an environment at the Tokyo Games that will enable athletes to compete and perform to the peak of their abilities. I am 100 percent committed to making these Games the best ever.”



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