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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Kawabuchi declines offer to head Tokyo Olympics as Mori resigns

Former JFA chief had been slated to take over after ex-PM's sexist remarks

TOKYO -- Saburo Kawabuchi, 84, a former Japan Football Association president and soccer player, will decline an offer to become head of the organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics, Nikkei learned Friday.

Kawabuchi was slated to replace Yoshiro Mori, 83, as president of Tokyo 2020. Mori, who had said he would resign over sexist remarks he made during a board meeting held on Friday of last week, made that official.

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