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In this Japanese name, the family name is Takeda.
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Tsunekazu Takeda in 1964

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. He is the current President of the Japanese Olympic Committee.

Early life

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

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


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

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

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

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

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