Tokyo 2020 chief to resign, but successor choice criticized

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Kyoko Hasegawa | AFP
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Fri, 2021-02-12 06:12

TOKYO: Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori is expected to resign Friday over a sexism row, but his apparently hand-picked successor — an 84-year-old sports administrator — is already coming under fire.
Mori is expected to formally step down later Friday at a gathering called by Olympic organizers to address his claims last week that women talk too much in meetings.
The comments sparked a firestorm and are the latest headache for organizers battling doubts about the virus-postponed Games with less than six months until the opening ceremony.

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