as declared in “That this situation has developed is a nuisance for us, it’s really perplexing,” Kimura said.
The Tokyo course due to stage the 2020 Olympic golf tournaments may believe the controversy over its male-only full-member regulations to be “a nuisance” and “perplexing” – but it has been warned that unless it change the rules it will lose the Games.
And the comments of the club’s chairman, Kiichi Kimura, hardly raised hopes of a swift and positive solution.
Females are allowed to be members, but do not enjoy the same rights as their “full member” men counterparts and are not entitled to play at all on Sundays.
The IGF was confident that Kasumigaseki would quickly rectify the situation but its board postponed a vote on Tuesday after a resolution failed to garner the necessary unanimous support of the 15 board members.
as informed in Earlier today Kasumigaseki Country Club, the proposed venue of the 2020 Olympic golf competition, postponed its vote regarding the club’s membership policies toward women.
our requirements that the golf competition be delivered according to the Olympic Charter,” IGF vice president Ty Votaw said to GOLF.com.
Kasumigaseki’s membership policies, according to Golf.com, were unknown to the IGF.
Now, according to a Golf.com report, the failure to repeal the discriminatory practice could lead the International Golf Federation to find a new home for the Summer Games.
“The IGF has clearly stated to both Tokyo 2020 and Kasumigaseki C.C.
as informed in Last week we relayed the story that the Japan Golf Association announced it had “no issues to address” regarding Kasumigaseki Country Club, the proposed venue of the 2020 Olympic golf competition.
Kasumigaseki is scheduled to host both the men’s and women’s golf contests in the 2020 Summer Games.
However, the club was set to vote on reforming its membership protocol, one that was expected to see women granted the same privileges as men.
Golf remains a trial sport in the Olympics, with a guaranteed spot in 2020 and a likely appearance in 2024.
Kasumigaseki had come under fire for its policy towards women; mainly, females are prevented from full rights and prohibited from playing on Sundays.
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