Tokyo 1964 : not all Olympic champions received a medal / Roy Tomizawa

Tomizawa, Roy

Roy Tomizawa looks at Japan’s Olympic traditions. In 1964, when Tokyo hosted the Games for the first time, the gymnasts retained the team gold medal won by Japan in Rome. But only a single gold medal was awarded to the entire team because the IOC had classified the competition as “artificial”. The team members only received diplomas. Tomizawa’s hope that the IOC might strike a medal for each individual member was disappointed. He had to accept that the regulations in force at the time were part of history too.

See the issue of "Journal of Olympic history, 28.1, 2020"

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