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Nationality JPN    
Last name Tano    
First name Akihiko    
Birth date 26.07.1960    
Birth place Japan (Osaka)    
Volleyball International Referee nominated in 1998  
Beach Volleyball - nominated in  
Biography Akihiko TANO participated in a International Referee Candidate Course at Poland in 1994. He began working at international competitions in Asia before participating in the Men's Olympic Qualifiers for Athens 2004 in Portugal. After that, he participated in the FIVB Grand Champions Cup in 2005 and 2009 and 2013, the FIVB World Cup in 2007 and 2011, the Women’s Olympic Qualifiers for Beijing 2008, the FIVB Men’s Club Championship in 2009, the FIVB Women's World Championship in 2010, the FIVB World League, and the FIVB World Grand Prix. He was registered as the FIVB REFEEREE in 2012, and participated in 2012 World League Final and 2012 London Olympic Games. In Japan, Tano has worked at the finals in both the National League and the Japanese Competition.


The deadline for the annual registration of National Referees is November 30, 2012.

The registration needs to be done electronically.

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