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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Mori's sexist remarks trigger exodus of Tokyo Olympics volunteers

Organizing committee accepts 390 resignations and fields a flood of complaints

Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori's sexist remarks have set off an uproar at home and abroad.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Roughly 390 volunteers for the Summer Olympics here have resigned following Tokyo organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori's derogatory comments on women, the committee reported Monday.

Most of the resignations were over Mori's statement last Wednesday that board meetings with women "take too much time." Two torch relay runners have also said they hoped to quit, the committee said.

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