JOC President Yamashita visits ANOC HQ

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Lausanne, Switzerland, January 20, 2020: Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita visited ANOC Acting President Robin Mitchell and ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg at the ANOC headquarters on January 16.

It was the first time that the Japanese judo legend had visited the ANOC headquarters as JOC President following his election in 2019. 

Yamashita, judo champion at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, was also recently elected as an IOC Member at the 135th IOC Session in Lausanne earlier this month.

During the meeting, the JOC’s preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo were discussed, as well as ANOC’s activities including the recent ANOC World Beach Games in Doha and the process for future editions. They also discussed this year’s ANOC General Assembly in Seoul.