Tokyo 2020 chief Mori makes "deepest apologies" about sexist remarks

Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori has expressed his "deepest apologies and remorse" over controversial sexist remarks he made last week. This was announced in a statement on Wednesday.

The organizers said that Mori acknowledged that they were inappropriate and also contrary to the Olympic and Paralympic spirit, exactly the same wording in a statement made by the IOC on Tuesday.

A former Japanese Prime Minister, 83-year-old Mori said on February 3 at a meeting of the Japanese Olympic Committee: "Women have a strong sense of rivalry... if one female member raises her hand to speak, everyone will think they need to say something too."

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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