Int'l Olympic Committee Impressed With Tokyo 2020 Preparations, Diversity
IOC inspectors concluded their first meetings with organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday and said that "they were impressed with preparations" for the Games and inclusion of women on the board, according to the AP. Coordination Commission Chair John Coates "toured the venue sites and met with members of Tokyo's organizing committee during a three-day visit." Coates "praised the appointment of 10 women" among the organizing committee's 34-member exec board. Coates said, "We were particularly pleased to see the addition of 10 women and the inclusion of a total of seven Olympians on the board. Diversity and gender balance is very important to us" (AP, 4/4).