Kanō Jigorō : the “Father of the Olympic Movement” in Japan / by Andreas Niehaus

Niehaus, Andreas

Kanō Jigorō is one of the key figures in the modern history of sports and physical education in Japan, and his role in making the Olympics a success story in Japan earned him, next to athletes of the 1964 Olympics, a special place in the legacy campaign of the 2016 and 2020 Tokyo’s bids for the Olympic Summer Games. This article retraces his life and impact in the Olympic Movement.

See the issue of the journal "Journal of Olympic history, 29.2, 2021"

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