Olympics-IOC says Tokyo 2020 chief Mori comments 'absolutely inappropriate'

BERLIN, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that comments about women made by Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games chief Yoshiro Mori were “absolutely inappropriate”.

“The recent comments of Tokyo 2020 President Mori were absolutely inappropriate and in contradiction to the IOC’s commitments and the reforms of its Olympic Agenda 2020,” the Olympic body said in a statement.

Mori has come under fire for saying last week that meetings with female participants take a long time, adding that they “get competitive” with each other. He later apologised and retracted his comments. (Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Catherine Evans)