Seiko Hashimoto

Tokyo Olympic Committee Chooses Woman After President Resigns over Sexist Comments

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee replaced Yoshiro Mori as president Thursday after the 83-year-old former Japanese prime minister made inappropriate comments about women, saying that they talk too much in meetings. The committee chose Seiko Hashimoto for the role, a female politician who is a former speed skater and cyclist and has appeared in seven Olympic games.

Seiko Hashimoto, minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, attends a ceremony to display the Olympic flame at Ishinomaki Minamihama Tsunami Recovery Memorial Park in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture on March 20, 2020, after its arrival from Greece. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty …

Tokyo Organizers: IOC Proceeding with Olympics as Planned

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government went on the offensive Wednesday after a senior IOC member said the 2020 Games were being threatened by the spread of a viral outbreak, with their fate probably decided in the next three months.

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