Seiko Hashimoto

Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto expresses condolences over passing of ex-IOC President Jacques Rogge

A life-long sports fan and an accomplished athlete, Jacques Rogge was a Belgian rugby champion and represented his country.

published on : 30th August 2021

Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto said opening ceremony director Kentaro Kobayashi has been dismissed.

published on : 22nd July 2021

We have not determined to have spectators: Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto

Hashimoto said they have not determined to have spectators at the tournament but will follow government guidelines accordingly to ensure safe and secure games.

published on : 2nd July 2021

No spectators games still possible for Tokyo Olympics: Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto 

Organizers seemed to back down slightly on fans after a COVID-19 panel for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported on Thursday that "there's a sign of resurgence” of infections in Tokyo.

published on : 25th June 2021

COVID-19: No towel-waving, no autographs as Tokyo reveals strict rules for fans ahead of Olympics

Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto warned festivities "will have to be suppressed" to keep the Games safe, and conceded that organisers will need to be "creative" to stoke a party atmosphere.

published on : 23rd June 2021