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Tokyo Olympics chief resigns over sexist feedback

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Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organising committee on Friday resigned from his publish after going through acute criticism over “inappropriate” remarks he made about ladies.

“As of today I will resign from the president’s position,” Yoshiro Mori stated to open a gathering of the Olympic Committee’s govt board and council, including that his “inappropriate statement has caused a lot of chaos.”  

His assertion left unclear who would succeed him. 

Reacting to the information, Thomas Bach, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stated that the committee “fully respects President Mori’s decision to step down and understands his reasons for doing so,” including that the IOC “will continue working hand-in-hand with his successor to deliver safe and secure Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in 2021.”

The 83-year-old former Japanese Prime Minister was quoted as saying that that feminine members of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) speak an excessive amount of and that conferences with many feminine board administrators would “take a lot of time”.

His feedback sparked an outcry each at home and overseas and marked a recent blow to the embattled video games, already postponed for a yr because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“What is important is to hold the Olympics from July. It must not be the case that my presence becomes an obstacle to that,” Mori added.

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