Ioc Chief Mourns Death Of 'super' Olympic Fan

IOC chief mourns death of 'super' Olympic fan

The head of the International Olympic Committee has mourned the death of a Japanese "super" fan who had attended every Summer Games since 1964.

Thomas Bach posted a message in the IOC's official twitter account on Monday, along with a photo of Naotoshi Yamada attending the 2012 Games in London.

He said he is sad to hear the news of the death of 'Uncle Olympics,' using his nickname.

He described Yamada as a "real super fan" and said he will miss the Japanese man in Tokyo next year.