Tokyo Olympics Names New Chief Just Months Before Games

TOKYO—The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee named a cabinet minister and female Olympic bronze medalist as its new main immediately after the previous leader resigned above sexist remarks.

Seiko Hashimoto, 56, gets 1 of the handful of women atop a major corporation in Japan, wherever just about all major-business main executives are adult males.

The final decision Thursday arrives just 5 months just before the scheduled opening of the Summertime Olympics in Tokyo on July 23, with significantly however uncertain about how the Video games can commence less than pandemic ailments. Officers say they haven’t made a decision regardless of whether to enable in overseas spectators.

Japan started vaccinating its population from Covid-19 this 7 days less than a program that makes it possible most men and women will not have pictures by the commence of the Video games. The International Olympic Committee is encouraging athletes to get pictures, despite the fact that it states vaccination isn’t a prerequisite for competing at the Video games.

Ms. Hashimoto has been a member of Parliament’s upper dwelling since 1995 and served in Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s cabinet as Olympics minister, a put up she gave up to acquire on the presidency of the Olympic organizing committee.