Mr Yasuhiro<br>YAMASHITA

Mr Yasuhiro

Entry in the IOC



1 June 1957

Games Participated
Athlete Profile

Tokai University Kanagawa (Japan), Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education (1980); Master’s Degree in Physical Education (1983)


Vice Chancellor, Tokai University (Japan), (2011-)

Sports practised


Sports career

Hachi dan (Eighth Degree Black Belt); All Japan Judo Championships, 1st place (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985); All Japan Weight Category Judo Championships, 1st place (+95kg category), (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983); World Judo Championships, 1st place (+95kgcategory), (1979, 1981,1983); World Judo Championships, 1st place (Open category), (1981); Olympic Gold Medallist, Open Category, Games of the XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1984; Judo Delegation Team Coach, Olympic Games Atlanta 1996; Judo Delegation Team Coach, Olympic Games Sydney 2000; Deputy Chef de Mission, Japanese Delegation, Olympic Games Rio 2016

Sports administration

Executive Committee member, International Judo Federation (2015-); President, All Judo Federation (2017-); President, Japanese Olympic Committee (2019-)

Membership of other associations

Vice-President, Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (2019-); Vice-President, Rugby World Cup 2019 Organising Committee (2019-)

Awards and distinctions

Grand Prix Serge Kampf of France Sports Academy (1981); Japanese People’s Honour Award (1984); Medal with Purple Ribbon (2007); Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Honorary Doctorate (2008); Association of National Olympic Committee Award Outstanding Athlete (2019)

IOC History

Member of the following commissions: Athletes’ Entourage (2020-)