The President of the Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympic Games, Yoshiro Mori, resigned. The reason is his sexist statements.
Morim disliked the Japanese Olympic Committee’s plan to increase the number of women in the executive to 40 percent.
“I am resigning from the presidency today,” the official confirmed at the opening of the meeting of the executive of the organizing committee on Friday. The name of his successor is expected to be released on Friday.
According to local media, Mori informed colleagues about this step on Thursday. The AFP agency informed that Saburo Kawabuchi should take his place.
The 84-year-old official has previously served as chairman of the Japan Football Federation and is mayor of the Olympic Village. However, the Kyodo news agency said that Kawabuchi did not accept the offer.
Mori could be replaced by Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimot, a former speed skater and cyclist.
There are currently only five women on the 24-member executive committee of the Japan Olympic Committee. “Women need to comment on everything. They are competitive.
If one person raises his hand to ask for the floor, women feel the need to say something on the subject as well. So then everyone says it.
Someone once told me that if we increase the number of women, we must limit their time in the debate. Because otherwise they don’t stop talking and that’s a problem, “Mori said a week ago.
His claim was also condemned by the International Olympic Committee and several sportswomen, led by tennis player Naomi Osakova. Mori apologized for his claim.
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