The Tokyo Olympics have been hit much controversy over the past year and it appears that won’t be stopping any time soon.

The Tokyo Olympics have been hit much controversy over the past year and it appears that won’t be stopping any time soon.

The president of the organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori, reportedly made some questionable comments when asked about adding more women to the committee during a meeting on Wednesday.

“If we increase the number of female board members, we have to make sure their speaking time is restricted somewhat, they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying,” Mori said, according to a report in Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper.

“We have about seven women at the organizing committee but everyone understands their place.”

Unfortunately Mori was wrong about that one – there are actually only five women on the 25-person committee. In 2019, the committee said it wanted it to be 40 percent female.

According to the report the comments were met with some laughter.

The 83-year-old former Prime Minister copped some heat earlier in the week when he said the Olympics will go ahead this summer no matter how dire the situation is.

In a meeting with Japan’s Sports Research Commission, Mori said “we will hold the Olympics, regardless of how the coronavirus [situation] looks”.

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