Isao Kataoka

Isao Kataoka
Isao Kataoka dressed in a dark grey suit with a white shirt
Isao Kataoka (center) during the 2008 IIHF World Championship Division I Group B in Sapporo.
Born(1936-07-12)12 July 1936
Died9 December 2015(2015-12-09) (aged 79)
Alma materChuo University
Known forJapan Ice Hockey Federation
AwardsPaul Loicq Award

Isao Kataoka (Japanese: 片岡 勲; 12 July 1936 – 9 December 2015) was a Japanese ice hockey administrator. He served as the executive director and the vice-president of the Japan Ice Hockey Federation and was president of the Hokkaido Ice Hockey Federation. He worked with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) in the planning and hosting of its tournaments in Japan, including the 1972 Winter Olympics and the 1998 Winter Olympics. He received the Paul Loicq Award in 2001 for contributions to the IIHF and promoting international ice hockey.

Early life

Kataoka was born 12 July 1936 in Hokkaido. He attended Chuo University in Tokyo.[1]

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