New President of the Tokyo 2020 Games Organizing Committee

New President of the Tokyo 2020 Games Organizing Committee

There is a new President of the Tokyo 2020 Games Organizing Committee. In this article find all the information you need about Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Keep reading to find out all the information!

There is a new President of the Tokyo 2020 Games Organizing Committee. In this article find all the information you need about Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Keep reading to find out all the information!

Japanese Minister for Gender Equality, Seiko Hashimoto, was appointed to replace Yoshiro Mori, who had to resign after making comments against the women that sparked a scandal.

Japanese Minister for Gender Equality, Seiko Hashimoto, was appointed to replace Yoshiro Mori

Seiko Hashimoto (56) is the new president of the Organizing Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games that will begin on July 23. The Japanese minister for gender equality was chosen to replace Yoshiro Mori, who had to resign after making comments against the women that caused a scandal.

The minister said: "I will spare no effort for the success of the Tokyo Games."

Hashimoto was chosen to succeed Mori, 83, who was forced to resign over the scandal he caused when he said in early February that women "talked too much during meetings," a comment that sparked reactions in Japan and in the world. 

Hashimoto was chosen to succeed Mori, 83, who was forced to resign over the scandal he caused

At that time, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) considered Mori's sayings as "contrary to the values of Olympism", particularly on gender equality, and the sponsors of the Olympic Games also exerted pressure to accelerate Mori's resignation. 

Hashimoto, has been minister of the Olympic Games and gender equality since September 2019, and also a member of the Upper House of Parliament since 1995. As an athlete in the 1980s and 1990s, she participated in seven Olympic Games (four of Winter and three of Summer) as a speed skater and as a track cyclist. And in particular he won a bronze medal in speed skating at the Albertville Winter Games (France) in 1992.

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