7 April 2015
Yoshiro Mori, President of the 2020 Olympic Games Organizing Committee: “Now I want to slow down”
President of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Organizing Committee Yoshiro Mori intends to resign as President of the Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU). The 77-year-old Japanese politician who has recently been treated for lung cancer, told his colleagues from JRFU about his decision. According to Reuters news agency, Mori will resign as President of the Japan Rugby Football Union in order to concentrate on the work of the Organizing Committee.
“It is not good that I am responsible for the Olympic Games and for the Rugby World Cup. Also, I should avoid excessive physical strain. For a while I thought that someday I would have to leave. Now I want to slow down”, – said the head of the Tokyo Olympic Games Organizing Committee.
It should be noted that in 2019 for the first time in history the Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan. In March former Prime Minister of Japan suffered a serious operation. Mori has been holding the post of President of the Japan Rugby Football Union since 2005.
The XXXII Olympic Summer Games will be held in Tokyo from July 24 to August 9, 2020.