On Thursday, the new chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Siku Hashimoto, met with the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to formalize her bid as president of the summer event in the Japanese capital.
“Hashimoto’s appointment is greatly appreciated by everyone in the Olympic movement and his report on the Games shows that he is aware of the portfolio and that he is constantly informed of all the details of this organization and that his strategic priorities will focus on safety and gender equality,” said Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee,
The IOC website reported that the next working session of the IOC Executive Board, scheduled to take place from 10 to 12 March, will aim to approve a renewed Olympic strategy, the so-called 2020 + 5 agenda.
The new path to follow consists of 15 recommendations, which will guide the work to implement the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 and which will govern the Olympic movement for the next five years.
Regarding the new guidelines proposed by the International Olympic Committee, Bach said, “We have developed the 2020 + 5 agenda and its recommendations, based on the feedback received from members of our organization.”
In the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today ruled out that the UK has any intention to boycott the winter competition, due to alleged human rights violations in China.
“In this country, we do not usually support the sports boycott, and that was also the position of this government,” Johnson said, according to Prensa Latina.