Multi-Olympian Seiko Hashimoto has been appointed president of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee. Photo: AFP Multi-Olympian Seiko Hashimoto has been appointed president of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee. Photo: AFP
Multi-Olympian Seiko Hashimoto has been appointed president of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee. Photo: AFP

Tokyo 2020: Seiko Hashimoto makes history as male-dominated board appoints her new president of Games organising committee

  • The 56-year-old appeared in four Winter Games and three Summer Olympics and takes over from Yoshiro Mori, who resigned after making a sexist remark
  • Her name comes from the word ‘seika’, which translates as Olympic flame in English

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Multi-Olympian Seiko Hashimoto has been appointed president of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee. Photo: AFP Multi-Olympian Seiko Hashimoto has been appointed president of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee. Photo: AFP
Multi-Olympian Seiko Hashimoto has been appointed president of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee. Photo: AFP
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