Tokyo 2020 president Mori resigns after sexist remarks


FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori listens a question from a journalist at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool

TOKYO (Reuters) - The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organising Committee, Yoshiro Mori, said he is resigning on Friday, after he made sexist comments that sparked an outcry at home and abroad.

"If my presence causes trouble, our efforts so far have been brought to nothing," Mori told a meeting of senior officials of the Organising Committee.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Next In Others

IOC chief Bach visit to Japan being arranged for June - FNN
Olympics-Amid opposition, Japan PM says has "never put Olympics first"
Soccer-Juve in danger of missing out on top four after loss to Milan
Soccer-West Brom relegated after 3-1 defeat at Arsenal
Soccer-West Ham top-four hopes dented by loss to Everton
Uplifting finish for Malaysia at World Para Powerlifting World Cup
It’s going to be Raya in the training camp for national athletes
Soccer-Man United fight back for 3-1 win at Aston Villa
Motor racing-Hamilton hunts down 'sitting duck' Verstappen
Delicate negotiations going on about Champions League final venue - UK minister

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers