Yoshiro Mori, the 83-year-old who headed the Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizing committee, announced his resignation on Friday after an uproar over remarks demeaning women, including saying that female colleagues talk too long at meetings.

But the leadership change also served as reminder of sexism and persistent claims of institutionalized harassment that tarnishes Japanese sport and casts a shadow over the Summer Olympics, sports administrators and human rights activists say. Read More