[Kyodo News, October 1st] Hiroharu Murofushi (45 years old) took office as the new chief of the Japan Sports Agency on the 1st and made his first office. He wore an orange tie, which is the symbolic color of the Sports Hall, and entered the executive room, saying that "feeling a heavy responsibility. I would like to work together with you (staff) with the feeling of finally starting."
Murofu's term of office is two years. He succeeded the first chief officer Suzuki Ochi (53 years old), as the Olympic gold medalist, as the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games approaching Japan's sports chief. Murofushi expressed his desire to support the successful hosting of the Tokyo Olympics and increase the proportion of sports implementation, and expressed his willingness to "start anti-doping activities from the age of athletes. It is important to strive for a clean Olympics." He will hold a press conference on the 2nd.
Murofu played in the men's track and field hammer throw event for 4 consecutive Olympic Games and won the gold medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics. As of September 30th, he served as the sports director of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee as the international coordinator of the competition. (Finish)