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Shoichi Tomita

Shoichi Tomita has experienced ice hockey at virtually every level. As a player, Tomita was a goalkeeper for 15 seasons in the top league of Japan. He was a member of the Japanese National Team, playing in the 1960 Olympics and the 1962 IIHF World Championship.After his playing days were over, Tomita was never far removed from the sport, ultimately becoming a member of the IIHF Council in 1978. Tomita's insight and leadership has impacted many levels in numerous countries  in particular, those within Asia. The success of the 1998 Nagano Olympics can be attributed in part to Tomita's efforts. Currently he is the acting President of the Japan Ice Hockey Federation and presides as Chief Executive Officer and Committee member of the JOC and OCA, and was a recipient of the 2002 Olympic Order.Tomita previously chaired the Junior Committee, and currently is the Chairman of the Development and the Asian Oceanic Committees. A Vice President of the IIHF Council, Tomita is also a member of its Executive Committee.

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