Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori bowed to mounting pressure and resigned

TOKYO: Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori bowed to mounting pressure and resigned on Friday over sexist remarks, but his replacement was not immediately clear after opposition emerged to his favoured successor. Mori, 83, sparked outrage by claiming last week that women speak too much in meetings, with officials, sports stars and Olympic sponsors slamming the remarks as inappropriate. On Friday he announced he would step down, effective immediately. “My inappropriate statement has caused a lot of chaos. I would like to express my sincere apologies,” he told a meeting of…

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Shuttlers have tough mission to do well in Tokyo 2020

A superb badminton season ended with a great show at the World Tour Finals in China but for Malaysia, there was only a grim reminder – that it will be tough to qualify and even win one medal at next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. In the finale in Guangzhou, Kento Momota of Japan showed the world he is the hot favourite to win his country’s first men’s singles Olympic Games badminton gold after ending the year in swashbuckling fashion – by winning his 11th title on Sunday. China swept three…

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