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Tokyo Olympics head Yoshiro Mori to resign over sexist remarks — reports

By Abiodun Ogundairo
11 February 2021   |   10:17 am
The former prime minister and current president of the Summer Games' organizing committee is due to step down after saying that women speak too much in meetings. The remarks sparked outrage at home and abroad.

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