Virus delay, sexism row: Tokyo's turbulent Olympic timeline

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori listens a question from a journalist during a news conference in Tokyo on February 4, 2021.

Photo credit: Kim Kyung-Hoon | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Yoshiro Mori, chief of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, resigns after his claims that women talk too much in meetings spark a firestorm of criticism.
  • He is replaced by Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto, 56, a seven-time Olympian who is one of just two women in Japan's cabinet.

Tokyo, Japan

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