Tokyo 2020: Japan to appoint Olympic medallist to run Games committee after sexism row

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Former speed skating veteran and current Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto to succeed Yorshiro Mori, who said women ‘talked too much’ in meetings

Japan’s Olympics minister, Seiko Hashimoto, intends to accept the job of leading the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, just five months before the delayed Games are due to open, according to media reports.

Hashimoto, who has represented Japan at seven Olympics, is expected to replace Yoshiro Mori, a former Japanese prime minister who resigned last week over derogatory remarks he made about women.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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