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Tokyo Games transition from Mori to Hashimoto is seamless — IOC


BERLIN — The handover of power at the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee to Seiko Hashimoto from Yoshiro Mori has been seamless with Hashimoto showing she is fully prepared to take on the job, the Internatio­nal Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.

Ms. Hashimoto was named president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee last week, replacing 83-year-old former prime minister Mori, who resigned after causing a furor with sexist remarks about women.

Ms. Hashimoto delivered her first progress report as head of the Tokyo Games organizing committee to the IOC Executive Board on Wednesday.

“With her report, she could already demonstrat­e she knows the portfolio, that she is up to date on all the details of this organizati­on,” IOC President Thomas Bach said in a virtual news conference.

“There is a very seamless transfer of power in the organizing committee.

She highlighte­d her strategic priorities, safety of the games, gender equality and legacy.” —

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