Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (公益財団法人東京オリンピック・パラリンピック競技大会組織委員会, Koueki Zaidanhōjin Tōkyō Orinpikku Pararinpikku Kyōgitaikai Soshiki Iinkai) (TOCOG) is the organisation responsible for overseeing the planning and development of the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.[1]

Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
TypeCompany limited by guarantee
HeadquartersTokyo
President
Seiko Hashimoto
Websitehttps://tokyo2020.org/en/

FormationEdit

The Organising Committee was launched on 24 January 2014, and is composed of members of the Japanese Olympic Committee, the Japanese Paralympic Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese government, as well as members of various other organisations and individuals from various fields. It was spearheaded by former Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori until his resignation in 2021, with Toshirō Mutō as Director General (CEO) and former Prime Minister Shinzō Abe as its Supreme Advisor.

Mori offered his resignation as head of the committee on 12 February 2021 following remarks he made during a meeting the previous week that were regarded as sexist.[2] On 18 February, seven-time Olympian and LDP lawmaker Seiko Hashimoto was introduced as the committee's new president.[3] Hashimoto is the first woman to head the TOCOG.

Prior to assuming the post of committee president, Hashimoto served on the Japanese Cabinet as Minister of State for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. LDP lawmaker Tamayo Marukawa was selected to succeed Hashimoto in the Cabinet role.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Harada, Munehiko (9 September 2013). "秘策で決めた 東京五輪招致 オールジャパン戦略で世界に実力を". Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese). Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Tokyo Olympics head quits over sexism row with no successor in sight". Kyodo News. 12 February 2021. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Female ex-Olympic athlete Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Games chief". english.kyodonews.net. Kyodo News. 18 February 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2021.

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