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  • Judo Mens Openweight

    Judo Mens Openweight

    The winners of the Judo Men's Openweight event line up for their medals at the Tokyo Olympics, 24th October 1964. From left to right, they are Akio Kaminaga of Japan (silver), Anton Geesink of the Netherlands (gold) and Theodore Boronovskis and Klaus Glahn (joint bronze winners) (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Friday, October 23, 1964 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Antonius Geesink

    Antonius Geesink

    23rd October 1964: Antonius Geesink of Holland raises his arms in victory after beating Japan's Akio Kaminaga in the final of the Judo non-category class at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
    Thursday, October 22, 1964 10:00 PM | Photo
  • WAAJH052

    WAAJH052

    Tokyo 1964-Open-GEESINK Antonius (NED) 1st, above, andKAMINAGA Akio (JPN) 2nd.
    Thursday, October 22, 1964 10:00 PM | Photo
  • 51 1964 Olympics Anton Geesink

    51 1964 Olympics Anton Geesink

    1964: Anton Geesink of the Netherlands holds down Akio Kaminaga of Japan shortly before winning the open judo category at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Judo was included in the Olympic Games for the first time in Tokyo in 1964 and the host country, which invented the sport, swept up all the gold medals until the open category. Dutchman Geensik, who had been a dominant figure in the sport, triumphed and brought disappointment to the hosts. Geesink was a huge man, but had a nimbleness which belied his frame and skill with ankle taps which were crucial. He subsequently devoted himself to teaching and became an IOC member in 1987. Mandatory Credit: IOC/Allsport
    Tuesday, December 31, 1963 11:00 PM | Photo
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Relive Kon Ichikawa’s iconic film about the 1964 Games

    For the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Kon Ichikawa directed a film that has gone down in Olympic history. The Japanese filmmaker opted for an artistic approach to showcase the beauty and intensity of sport, its joys and exertions, and the faces of athletes from all over the world, in a lyrical work of stylistic beauty that has left a truly lasting impression.   
    16 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    TOYOTA Becomes Presenting Partner of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay

    Olympic Partner Toyota will be a Presenting Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay, which will start its journey around Japan on 26 March 2020, bringing its message of hope across the country’s 47 prefectures, starting with Fukushima.
    30 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, Sponsors, Toyota, Japan, Tokyo 2020
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