New leadership for Tokyo 2020

Published on February 18th, 2021

Tokyo, Japan (February 18, 2021) – Japan’s Seiko Hashimoto, a former Olympic minister and a renowned female athlete, took over as head of the Tokyo Games organizing committee today, succeeding Yoshiro Mori who was forced to quit last week amid an uproar over sexist remarks.

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

“It is my mission to host the games by prioritizing safety for both participants and the Japanese people, and create an atmosphere for athletes to go on the stage of their dreams without worrying,” the 56-year-old said after she was formally approved as the new president by the committee’s executive board.

With just five months until the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, Hashimoto took the helm of the committee that has been facing a host of challenges at a critical juncture in curbing the spread of the virus. – Full report

Tokyo Olympic Sailing Program
Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser
Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Women’s Skiff – 49erFx
Men’s One Person Dinghy Heavy – Finn
Men’s Windsurfing – RS:X
Women’s Windsurfing – RS:X
Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17

Original dates: July 24 to August 9, 2020
Revised dates: July 23 to August 8, 2021

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