Olympics Chief Who Quit Over Sexism Row is Replaced by Woman

Kyodo file photo of Seiko Hashimoto

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan’s former Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto on Thursday took over as head of the Tokyo Games organizing committee, succeeding Yoshiro Mori who resigned last week amid an uproar over sexist remarks.

Hashimoto, a seven-time Olympian, said that preparing effective measures against the novel coronavirus is the “most important” task and pledged to stage a “safe and secure” games this summer.

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