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    Miyako Tanaka-Oulevey, Ph.D., OLY


    Date of birth: 2/20/1967

    Languages: Japanese, English

    Sport Psychologist

    Professional Background: Sport Psychology, Athletic Retirement, Career Transition, Stress Coping, CBT, REBT

    Sport Background: Synchronized Swimmer (1988 Seoul Olympics Duet Bronze medal), Synchronized Swimming Japan National team coach (1996 Atlanta Olympics Team Bronze medal)


    At present:

    Project associate professor, Keio University, Japan

    IOC Marketing committee member, IOC Athletes Career Program certified trainer

    JOC Information, Medicine and Science Commission member


    Miyako Tanaka-Oulevey is a certified sport psychologist in Japan, public speaker, TV News commentator, university professor, book author, and former Olympic synchronized swimmer and bronze medalist from the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Miyako lives with her husband in Tokyo, Japan.

    In sports area: Japan women’s soccer national team mental coach, Japan men’s Paralympic Wheelchair basketball team mental coach and mental coach for 6 other sport disciplines elite athletes.

    In the business area: Lecturer (Stress Coping, Leadership, Mental training) for companies and universities, TV commentator (TBS, TV Asahi, Fuji TV news show regular commentator)



    Ph.D. in System design and management, Keio University (2021)

    M.A. in Health, Physical Education, & Recreation, Saint Mary's College of California (1995)
    B.A. in Physical Education with Honors, Nihon University, Japan (1988)

    Major Accomplishments

    1988, Seoul Olympics Synchronized swimming Duet Bronze medalist
    1989, Tomin Eiyosho (Tokyo Honor Award)

    1996, Atlanta Olympics Synchronized swimming Team Bronze medal team coach

    2021, Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Men's Wheelchair Basketball Silver medal team mental coach