.Tokyo, Japan
Yoshiro Mori resigned as the head of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee on Friday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • An eight-person committee met for the first time on Monday
  • The panel 'discussed the qualities required of a new president' and agreed on five selection criteria
  • Yoshiro Mori resigned after his comments that women talk too much in meetings sparked a global stir

.Tokyo, Japan
Former Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee chief Yoshiro Mori sparked global outcry last week when he said women speak too much in meetings. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • "My inappropriate statement has caused a lot of chaos. I would like to express my sincere apologies," Yoshiro Mori said
  • Prominent sports administrator Saburo Kawabuchi was touted to replace him, but his selection is facing opposition
  • "Inside the organising committee, there are some voicing concern," a source said

.Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese have poked fun at outgoing interior minister Mohamed Fahmi. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • Lebanon started a two-week partial lockdown on Saturday
  • Interior minister Mohamed Fahmi suggesting a solution to ban on food deliveries said: "Let women cook"
  • Appalled Lebanese reacted by lambasting the minister's sexist comment on social media

Tokyo 2020 Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori delivers a New Year's address in Tokyo (Photo credit: AP/PTI Photo)

  • Mori on Thursday apologised for saying women "have difficulty"
  • The comments were slammed as out-of-touch
  • Mori served as prime minister between April 2000 and 2001