Tsunekazu Takeda

Japanese Olympic official
In this Japanese name, the family name is Takeda.

Tsunekazu Takeda (竹田 恆和, Takeda Tsunekazu, born November 1, 1947) is a Japanese athlete. He is best known as an Equestrian who competed in two Summer Olympic Games.[1] He is the current President of the Japanese Olympic Committee.[2]

Tsunekazu Takeda in 1964

Early lifeEdit

Takeda was born on November 1, 1947 in Tokyo.[1] He was the third son of Prince Tsuneyoshi Takeda and his great-grandfather was Emperor Meiji.[3]

He graduated from Keio University in 1970 with a degree in law.[2]

CareerEdit

Takeda was a member of the Japanese team in the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich and the 1976 Summer Olympics at Montreal.[1]

He was a competitor in the All Japan Equestrian Championships in 1969, 1975, 1977, 1978 and 1982.[2]

In 2001, he became president of the Japanese Olympic Committee. He is also an Executive Board member on the Olympic Council of Asia.[2]

In July 2012, he was elected to be a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), Tsunekazu Takeda; retrieved 2012-7-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Nippon Olympic Committee (NOC), Tsunekazu Takeda
  3. Reuters.com, "Olympics-Japan chief Takeda elected to IOC," July 27, 2012; retrieved 2012-7-27.
  4. Olympic.org, "IOC Session votes on new members and Executive Board positions"; retrieved 2012-7-26.