Hashimoto, a seven-time Olympian, pledged to increase the number of women on the Tokyo 2020 executive board from around 20 percent to 40 percent.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto top pick to be Games chief after sexism row, say reports
Seiko Hashimoto, 56, is a seven-time Olympian who competed at both winter and summer Games, and is currently one of just two women in Japan's cabinet.
Asked in a Super Bowl half-time radio interview if he thought the Tokyo 2020 Olympics would go ahead, US President Joe Biden said any decision "has to be based on science". "I hope we can play, I hope it's possible, but it remains to be seen," he said.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Nearly 60 percent say Yoshiro Mori unfit to serve as Games chief, says Japan poll
In a two-day nationwide survey of over a thousand people by Kyodo news agency, 59.9 percent of respondents said they did not think Yoshiro Mori was fit to serve as head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Ground rules for thousands of Olympic and Paralympic officials to ensure safe travel, daily life and competitions at the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus pandemic were published on Wednesday.
Tokyo 2020 organisers and the IOC were vehement in their denial on Friday that a cancellation of the Games was on the cards. Yet, multiple questions remain as to how a sporting event of this magnitude can be held in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Organisers said they would also reconsider how many athletes can take part in the ceremonies, and how to get them into the stadium safely.
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The decision was taken by the Mission Olympic Cell at its meeting on November Thursday. The eight athletes are from athletics, shooting, badminton and table tennis.
Thursday marks six months since the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were postponed. Can the Games be held without a vaccine next July? Firstpost spoke to seven Tokyo-bound athletes and two coaches about competing at the Games next July in the absence of a vaccine.
As pools remain closed, Paralympic swimmer Suyash Jadhav keeps Tokyo 2020 dreams afloat by training in pond
With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting routines like nothing else before, swimmers like Suyash Jadhav have had to come up with creative, quick-fix solutions.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers say 'countermeasures' needed to combat coronavirus at Games, but don't specify what
Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers say 'countermeasures' needed to combat coronavirus at Games. But what measures, exactly?
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games spokesman Masa Takaya says there is 'no B plan' for another Olympic postponement
Masa Takaya, the spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics, said organisers are proceeding under the assumption the Olympics will open on 23 July, 2021.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: No change to badminton qualification period despite coronavirus impact, says BWF
Badminton World Federation said on Friday it is not making any adjustments to the Olympic qualification period despite a host of events being impacted by the coronavirus in the lead-up to the Tokyo Games, which start in July.
Tokyo Olympics 2020's fate in face of threat from coronavirus rests in hands of IOC President Thomas Bach
Having pumped more than $12 billion over nearly a decade into preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japan’s dream is at risk from the coronavirus — and one man may have the final say: Thomas Bach.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: There's no 'Plan B' for Games despite alarm over spread of coronavirus, reiterates Japanese official
Tokyo has no Plan B for this year’s Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under five months before the event, a senior official said on Friday.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC President Thomas Bach tries to boost morale about Games in face of coronavirus threat
IOC President Thomas Bach tries to boost morale in Japan with media interview about Tokyo Olympics 2020 in face of coronavirus threat
US Olympic and Paralympic Committee starts collecting logistical information to deal with coronavirus threat
With the threat of coronavirus hanging over the Tokyo Olympics, USOPC has been gathering information from the individual sports about their pre-Olympic schedules — what events have been cancelled, moved or postponed, and what other events could be in the future.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: With coronavirus epidemic showing no signs of slowing down, important questions answered
With coronavirus epidemic showing no signs of slowing down, here's a look at some of the most pressing questions about the virus and its threat to Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Two-time gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia wants to better his own record at Games
Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia on Thursday dispelled all rumours of retirement and said he has his eyes set on a hat-trick of world records at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.