February 8th – On the 7th local time, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee issued a statement on its official website saying that the earlier remarks made by the chairman of the committee, Yoshiro Mori, were contrary to the Olympic spirit.
According to a report by Japan News Agency on the 7th, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee said in a statement that Yoshiro Mori himself had officially apologized and withdrew the relevant remarks.
“Harmony and diversity” is one of the core concepts of the Olympic Games, gender equality is one of the basic principles, and the proportion of women participating athletes will reach 48.8. %.
Mori Yoshiro held a public apology at a press conference on the 4th, but when asked him if he was suitable to continue to be the chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, he asked “What do you think?” Japan’s Kyodo News Agency reported that the apology press conference did not seem to dispel public opinion dissatisfaction, but “adding fuel to the fire”.
According to the poll released by Kyodo News Agency on the 7th, 59% of the respondents thought he was “incompetent” as the chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, and only 6.8% thought he was competent.
Only 4.2% of the female respondents found him competent.