Tokyo Olympics boss resigns
Much contested following sexist comments, Yoshiro Mori announced his resignation on Friday. The president of the organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics has decided to step down so that the planetary meeting is not disturbed by his personal situation.
“My inappropriate statements have caused a lot of trouble (…). I want to step down as president today,” Mori, 83, said Friday at a Tokyo 2020 executive council meeting. is important, it is to organize the Games in July. My presence must not become an obstacle. “
Already postponed for a year due to the health crisis, the Tokyo Olympics remain in the dark between coronavirus and mistrust of the Japanese population. The departure of Yoshiro Mori should make it possible to avoid yet another controversy for the organizing committee, determined to organize the planetary meeting at all costs during the summer (July 23-August 8, 2021). The question of his successor is not yet decided but Saburo Kawabuchi, former big boss of Japanese football, seems to be holding the rope.
New confinement at the Australian Open, players in a health bubble
The end of the Australian Open will take place behind closed doors following the decision by local authorities to establish new confinement in Melbourne and the province of Victoria. To avoid any risk of contamination, the players still involved will be placed in a sanitary bubble. The fear of a spread of the variant is at the origin of this decision which will upset the end of the Australian Grand Slam.