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Reports: Mori to resign Tokyo Olympics over sexist remarks

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TOKYO – The long saga of Yoshiro Mori appears to be near the end. Japan's Kyodo news agency and others reported on Thursday — citing unnamed sources — that Yoshiro Mori will step down on Friday as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee.

The move follows his sexist comments about women more than a week ago, and an ensuing and rare public debate in Japan about gender equality, A decision is expected to be announced on Friday when the organizing committee's executive board meets.

The executive board of Tokyo 2020 is overwhelming male, as is the day-to-day leadership. The 83-year-old Mori, in a meeting of the Japanese Olympic Committee more than a week ago, essentially said that women “talk too much” and are driven by a

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