The International Olympic Committee issued a statement on the 18th local time, warmly welcoming Seiko Hashimoto to take over as the chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee.
IOC President Bach expressed his heartfelt congratulations to Seiko Hashimoto on his appointment. Seiko Hashimoto has rich experience in the Olympic field.
She has participated in four Winter Olympics and three Summer Olympics, and led the Japanese delegation to the Olympic Games many times.
Saeko Hashimoto is the ideal candidate for the position, and she can carefully consider the needs of athletes when formulating the response to the Tokyo Olympic Games to the coronavirus epidemic.
Bach stressed that by appointing a woman as its chairman, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee also sent a very important signal about gender equality.
This is also one of the topics discussed by the International Olympic Committee in the Olympic Agenda 2020, the reform plan of the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Movement.
John Coates, chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Games Coordinating Committee of the International Olympic Committee, also said in a statement that he looked forward to strengthening cooperation with Seiko Hashimoto, and that the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee would benefit from her Olympic and political experience.
The International Olympic Committee said it would remain committed to hosting a safe and successful Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games as always.
The firm commitment of the Japanese government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japan Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee has strengthened the confidence of the International Olympic Committee.