Tuesday, March 31, 2015   

(Olympics) Murofushi appointed Tokyo 2020 sports director
(06-24 15:45)

Former Olympic hammer-throw champion Koji Murofushi has been appointed sports director of the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Fluent in English, the 39-year-old Murofushi was appointed Tuesday to the role which acts as a liaison between athletes, international sports federations and the organizing committee.
The sports director post was introduced at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. Usually, athletes from the host country or former athletes with Olympic experience are appointed.
Murofushi won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and is still actively competing. He won his 20th consecutive national title in hammer throw at the Japanese athletics championships this month.
Murofushi, who also won a bronze medal at London 2012, is already a member of the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board. --AP   
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