Tokyo, February 8 Regarding the recent discriminatory remarks made by Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee issued a relevant statement on its official website on the 7th, emphasizing that gender equality is one of the basic principles of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The statement pointed out that Mori’s speech last week was contrary to the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and he himself withdrew the statement, apologizing and reflecting on it.
The statement said that diversity and harmony are one of the core concepts of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Gender equality is one of the basic principles of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
48.8% of female athletes participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games and 40.5% of the Paralympic Games. The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will become the best conferences in gender balance.
The statement said that it would reaffirm the concept of the General Assembly and would continue to respect and accept differences in race, color, gender, etc.
While pursuing ideas, attach importance to the harmony, sustainability and reconstruction of diversity, and strive to leave inspiration for social development after the meeting.
The statement concludes by emphasizing that we will continue to pay close attention to the changes in the novel coronavirus epidemic and be fully prepared to make the General Assembly a safe and secure conference.
On the 3rd, Mori said at the Provisional Council of the Japanese Olympic Committee that in the board of directors with many women, the meeting would take a long time.
Women have a strong sense of competition. If one person raises his hand to speak, others may think about what they must say. In this way, everyone will speak.
As soon as this statement was made, it was criticized by all walks of life.
The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee and relevant government departments have received many protest calls and letters, and many people have asked Mori Yoshiro to resign.