2013 年 10 巻 1 号 p. 35-45
Sapporo was selected as the host of the Winter Olympic Games by the I.O.C. in 1937. However, due to the outbreak of the second Sino-Japanese war, it did not happen, so it was called the Visionary Winter Olympic Games. The objective of this study is to indicate the activities for improvement and use of performance enhancement approaches in skiing that the National Ski Association of Japan had prepared for the Winter Olympic Games. The National Ski Association of Japan facilitated performance enhancement in order to match to the top level skiing standards of the world from1928 to1931. This involved the invitation of top Norwegian ski racers and the introduction of new ski race events throughout Japan. In 1932 the National Ski Association of Japan designed and rapidly implemented a special program to attain medals for the upcoming 1932 Winter Olympic Games. They carried out various programs from 1932 to 1935. The contents of these programs consisted of fostering good ski racers, building a strong skiing establishment and practicing the best plan to win. The result was successful, in that the National Ski Association of Japan achieved better results than the previous Winter Olympic Games.