Tokyo 2020 has appointed 12 women to its executive board, bringing the total number of women in the organizing committee’s board to 19, namely 42 percent of the total. The move follows the recent sexism scandal that led to the resignation of the former president of the committee, Yoshiro Mori, after he essentially claimed at a meeting of the Japanese Olympic Committee that women talk too much. The size of the new executive board has now been expanded from 35 to 45 members. The new female president of the organizing committee, Seiko Hashimoto, prompted the changes. Tokyo 2020, which was originally set to open on July 23, 2020, was delayed until the summer of 2021 in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. The Games are now scheduled to take place from July 23 to Aug. 8, with the Paralympics to follow from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5.