Mr Morinari WATANABE

Born 21 February 1959

Mr Morinari WATANABE

JPN

Education

Physical Education, Tokai University, Tokyo (1977-1980); Physical Education (Gymnastics), Vassil Levski National Sports Academy, Sofia (Bulgaria) (1980-1982); graduated with an M.A. in Physical Education, Tokai University, Tokyo, (1982-1984)

Career

Director of the Sports Business Division AEON Co., Ltd, (1984)

Sports practised

Gymnastics

Sports career

Coach in artistic and rhythmic gymnastics (1983-1990); Organising Committee President of the AEON Cup World-wide Rhythmic Gymnastics Club Championships (1994-); 2006 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Final in Mie; 29th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Mie (2009); 11th Artistic Gymnastics Junior Asian Championships in Chiba City (2010); 43rd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Tokyo (2011); the yearly FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Tokyo (2011-2016); 6th Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Hiroshima (2015); FISE Urban Sports Festival in Hiroshima (2018-)

Sports administration

Lecturer at the International Budo University, Chiba (JPN) (1986-2000); Board member of the Japan Gymnastics Association (1996-2016); Managing Director of the Japan Gymnastics Association (1996-2008); Organising Committee President of the 2nd FIG Council in Chiba City (2002) and the FIG Anniversary Gala in Chiba City(2006); Secretary General of the Japan Gymnastics Association (2009-2016); Member of the Marketing Commission of the Japan NOC (2009-2018); Member of the International Relations Commission of the Japan NOC (2009-2018); Organising Committee President of the 10th FIG Council in Chiba City (2010); Member of the FIG Marketing and Television Commission (2013-2016); Member of the FIG Executive Committee (2013-2016); President of the Japan Urban Sports Support Committee (2018-); Member of the ASOIF Council (2019-); Executive Board member of the Japanese Olympic Committee (2019-); Executive Board member of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020 (2019-)

Awards and distinctions

Doctor Honoris Causa, Vassil Levski National Sports Academy, Sofia (BUL) (2017); Doctor Honoris Causa, Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Culture, Baku (AZE) (2017)

IOC History

Member of the Working Group Gender Equality Review Project (2017-); Member of the Women in Sport Commission (2018-); Member of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028 (2019-); Chair of the Boxing Task Force (2019-)