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Seiko Hashimoto, the new president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee. Photograph: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty/AFP

Seiko Hashimoto, the new head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, has said she understands there is “great public concern” over hosting t(...)

 Seiko Hashimoto has been chosen as the top candidate to replace Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori after he resigned over a sexism row, reports said. Photograprap: Getty Images

The Tokyo 2020 organising committee will ask Japan’s Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto - a woman who competed in seven Games as a skater and a cyclist(...)

 Olympics organising committee president Yoshiro Mori announces his resignation as he takes responsibility for his sexist comments, at a meeting with council and executive board members at the committee headquarters in Tokyo. Photograph: EPA

Every so often Japan reminds the world that it is a crazy, beautiful, lucky-dip of contradictions. On the face of things, the resignation of an elder(...)

Tokyo Olympics chief, Yoshiro Mori,  announces his resignation over his sexist remarks during an online meeting. Photograph: EPA
Money trumps principle even in defeat
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  • February 13, 2021, 05:55

People in power can lose touch with the reality of those around them and the boundaries of what is acceptable. Often they don’t pay a price for that a(...)

Yoshiro Mori, the head of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Organising Committee, is widely expected to announce his resignation following sexist remarks. Photograph: Getty Images

The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, Yoshiro Mori, is expected to resign after derogatory comments he made about women cause(...)

Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic organising committee, during a news conference in Tokyo. File photograph: AP

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday that comments about women made by Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games chief Yoshiro Mori were “absolut(...)

A senior IOC official has said he can’t be certain the postponed Tokyo Olympics will go ahead this summer. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/Getty/AFP

Dick Pound, a senior member of the International Olympic Committee, has said he “can’t be certain” that the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games will go ahead thi(...)

Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto  puts his face mask in a pocket upon his arrival at a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto said on Wednesday that the rearranged Olympics will “not be done with grand splendour”, but will be simplified(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe wearing a face mask speaks during a budget committee session at the parliament in Tokyo on Wednesday. Photograph: STR/Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has given the starkest warning yet that the rearranged Tokyo Olympics next year might have to be cancelled complet(...)

The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will not be reliant on finding a Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: PA

A senior IOC figure has played down suggestions from the Japan medical association that it would be “difficult” for the Tokyo Olympics to take place w(...)

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