• Tokyo Olympics President To Resign Over Sexist Comments

(Photo: Reuters-Yonhap News)
(Photo: Reuters-Yonhap News)
The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee is stepping down after being condemned for making sexists remarks.

Yoshiro Mori came under pressure for saying last week that women spoke too much during meetings and were annoying.

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports from Tokyo.

[Reporter]

Eighty-three-year-old Yoshiro Mori first apologized and then said withdrew the comments unconditionally.

The Japanese government declared the matter closed.

But they had not reckoned on the huge local and international backlash against Mr. Mori.

Around 400 Olympic and Paralympic volunteers quit, and Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka condemned Mr. Mori's words, calling them ignorant.

Then on Wednesday, Toyota, one of the Olympic's biggest sponsors, weighed in, calling Mr. Mori's comments regrettable and out of keeping with Toyota's values.

That may have been the final straw.
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