Hiroshi Sasaki has resigned as chief executive creative director of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Photo: Kyodo Hiroshi Sasaki has resigned as chief executive creative director of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Photo: Kyodo
Hiroshi Sasaki has resigned as chief executive creative director of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Photo: Kyodo

Tokyo Olympics creative chief quits over pitch to dress plus-size celebrity as ‘Olympig’

  • Hiroshi Sasaki had suggested having fashion icon Naomi Watanabe descend from the sky in a ‘cute pink costume’ during the opening ceremony
  • His resignation is another blow to the Japanese organising committee, already reeling from the uproar following sexist remarks by ex-chief Yoshiro Mori

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Hiroshi Sasaki has resigned as chief executive creative director of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Photo: Kyodo Hiroshi Sasaki has resigned as chief executive creative director of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Photo: Kyodo
Hiroshi Sasaki has resigned as chief executive creative director of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Photo: Kyodo
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