Monday, 18 October, 2021


Tokyo 2020 President apologies but refuses to resign over sexist comments

The United States will be the defending Olympic champions in both the women and men's tournaments at Tokyo 2020 The United States will be the defending Olympic champions in both the women and men's tournaments at Tokyo 2020
Bennie Garza | 04 February, 2021, 13:16

Yoshiro Mori, who suggested in an online meeting of the Japanese Olympic Committee that women talk too much in meetings, "stoked a social media backlash", and on Twitter "users quickly began calling for Mori to resign", the USA daily said on its online edition.

"We have about seven women at the organising committee but everyone understands their place".

During an online meeting of JOC councilors Wednesday, Yoshiro Mori said that women talk too much in meetings and suggested that speaking time for women should be limited, referring to the JOC's plan to increase the number of women on its board.

"If one (female) member raises her hand to speak, the others all feel the need to speak too. That's why everyone speaks".

"But a board meeting with plenty of women will make it drag on", Mori said.

"My recent remarks at the JOC Council meeting were inappropriate and also contrary to the Olympic and Paralympic spirit", he said. "I would like to apologise for any unpleasant feelings". "The Olympics and Paralympics represent the equality of both men and women and I am thankful for the women athletes and staff".

Mori made the comments, some of which were greeted with laughter, at a meeting with members of the Japanese Olympic Committee, the Asahi reported. Indeed, some members of the committee reportedly laughed.

However, Kyodo News reported that Mori also praised the caliber of the seven women now sitting on the 35-member board, saying many had previously served in sporting leagues and had valuable worldwide experience.

JOC executive director Kaori Yamaguchi, who has worked for years to increase the presence of women in Japanese sports, was among those criticizing Mori.

Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, speaks during an event in Tokyo on January 12, 2021.

In an apparent protest of Mr Mori's comments, Noriko Mizoguchi, a former judo Olympic silver medallist, tweeted the International Olympic Committee's code of ethics and said that any type of harassment should be rejected.

He said he merely offered his opinion in response to a question, and that he was repeating what he had heard from others. "I profoundly regret it", he said. "I'm going to have to suffer again because you've antagonised women, '" he said. "His remark is rude to people who work in the rice fields and to celebrities whose jobs are to be influencers to gather people".

The comments came with polls showing around 80 percent of Japanese oppose holding the Games this year, and while several parts of Japan are under a virus state of emergency.

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