REUTERS: The club scheduled to hold the 2020 Tokyo Olympics golf events voted to admit women as full members on Monday, scrapping an all-male policy that had been heavily criticised and put its hosting rights in jeopardy.
Bach delivers warning to 2020 golf venue
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: Olympic chief Thomas Bach hopes the golf club hosting the men's and women's tournaments at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will change its policy and allow equal rights to women but underlined the IOC's stance it would seek another venue if it failed to do so.
Admit women or lose Olympic hosting rights, IOC man tells club
SAPPORO • The club scheduled to host golf in the 2020 Tokyo Games must allow women to have full membership or the organisers will have to find another venue, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates told Reuters yesterday. The private Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama prefecture, which is set to host both the men's … Continue reading Admit women or lose Olympic hosting rights, IOC man tells club
Olympics: Japan golf club ‘baffled’ over sexism row
The chairman of the Japanese golf club set to host the sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said they are bewildered by requests lift its ban on women becoming full members. Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, north of Tokyo, postponed a decision to review its membership policy following a board meeting on Tuesday after the … Continue reading Olympics: Japan golf club ‘baffled’ over sexism row
2020 golf venue postpones decision on ending ban on women
TOKYO: The Kasumigaseki Country Club, which is set to host golf for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, failed to reach a decision about ending a ban on women as full members on Tuesday, with the head of its board of directors calling the situation "a nuisance." The board meeting followed calls to shift the tournament from … Continue reading 2020 golf venue postpones decision on ending ban on women