Tokyo 2020 Appoints Olympian Seiko Hashimoto As President

February 18, 2021

The Tokyo 2020 executive board has appointed Seiko Hashimoto, 56, as president of Tokyo 2020 LOC.

Hashimoto is a seven-time Olympian and represented Japan in both Winter and Summer Olympics, competing as a speed skater and track cyclist. She won a bronze medal for speed skating at the Albertville Games in 1992, and continued to compete even after winning a seat in parliament in 1995.

She said: ” I have made a serious decision” to accept the role as a way of repaying the Japan Olympic Committee and International Olympic Committee for their support during her competitive days.

“Now I am here to return what I owe to all of them as an athlete, to return what I received.”