Olympic golf venue to allow female members
NHK -- Mar 21
A golf club designated as the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has decided to allow women to become full members. Kasumigaseki Country Club has been a male-only golf course since its opening in 1929.

Board members unanimously voted for women to become members at a meeting at the club house in Kawagoe City, north of Tokyo. They agreed to change the rule that restricted the membership to men.

The International Olympic Committee has been urging the club to change the policy, saying the practice runs counter to equality set out in the Olympic Charter.

Last week, the famed Muirfield golf club in Scotland decided to allow women to become members for the first time since its founding in 1744, after voting against it last year.

In 2012, Augusta National, where the Masters is played, admitted 2 female members for the first time in its 80-year history.

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