Tokyo Olympics to pick Mori replacement; is a woman likely?
(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO – Yoshiro Mori's replacement as president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee is expected to be named very quickly. Yamashita took over the Japanese Olympic body after his predecessor, Tsunekazu Takeda, was forced to step down in 2019 in a bribery scandal. Yamashita is also a member of the International Olympic Committee by virtue of his position in Japan. AdA: Seiko Hashimoto, the current Olympic minister in the government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, has been mentioned frequently. The International Olympic Committee has bragged about the strides in has made in gender equality over the last two decades — on the field and on its boards.