TOKYO OLYMPICS HEAD YOSHIRO MORI RESIGNS AFTER UPROAR OVER SEXIST REMARKS


13/02/2021




Selin ATAY-TDO- The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori, will resign over a sexist remark implying women talk too much. Previously, the former prime minister said he could not let the controversy drag on.

Olympic Committee President Mori Yoshiro had drawn criticism after conversations leaked to the media about female Olympic participants. "Such meetings, attended by many women, take longer," Mori told the Olympic board meeting, according to Japanese media reports. “Because women are competitive. If one of them raises his hand to talk, the others think they should talk. If you want to increase women's membership, you will be in trouble if you do not set a time limit, “he added.

The former Japanese Prime Minister held a press conference immediately after the news was heard and confirmed that he had made these statements behind closed doors and apologized for his attitude. However, a Japanese broadcaster reported that Mori, whose remarks were deemed sexist, had decided to resign. A Japanese newspaper also shared that Mori would officially announce his decision to resign on Friday.


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