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Mori is gone but gender issues remain for Tokyo Olympics

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Posted at 9:37 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 09:08:43-05

TOKYO (AP) —TOKYO (AP) — Yoshiro Mori has resigned as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee after sexist comments made last week in which he said women “talk too much.” But the resignation of the former Japanese prime minister at an executive board meeting has left a mess in its wake. And it comes just over five months before the postponed Olympics are to open in the middle of a pandemic with public sentiment overwhelmingly against the games. The executive board did not immediately choose a successor for Mori. CEO Toshiro Muto says that would come “as soon as possible." The frontrunner is probably Seiko Hashimoto. She is the current Olympic minister.