Commissioner of the Japan Sports Agency
Daichi Suzuki, commissioner of the Japan Sports Agency, was a backstroke swimmer. He participated in the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, and in the Seoul Olympics in 1988. He won a gold medal in Seoul, winning one for Japan for the first time in 16 years. He also won two gold medals at the Asian Games in the hundred-meter backstroke and the four-hundred-meter relay in 1986.After completing a master’s course in coaching at Juntendo University Graduate School’s Faculty of Physical Education, he studied as a guest researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder and as a guest coach at Harvard University. He took a doctorate in medicine in 2007 and worked as a professor at Juntendo University from 2013 to 2015. He is also the representative director of the World Olympians Association and president of the Olympians Association of Japan. On October 1, 2015, he was inaugurated as commissioner of the Japan Sports Agency and has been in charge since then.