TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee says he will not resign despite pressure on him to do so after making derogatory comments earlier in the week about women. The controversy surrounding gaffe-prone former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori is one more problem the postponed Olympics really don’t need as organizers and the IOC try to pull off the games in the midst of a pandemic. They are scheduled to open on July 23. Mori says “I have been working hard and helped devotedly for seven years. I will not be stepping down.” The International Olympic Committee says it will not urge Mori to resign.
NASCAR instituted rules after qualifying at Fontana two weeks ago saying drivers could not block other drivers from leaving pit road.Newman appeared to get in front of Bowyer on his way out Friday, but as of right now there has been no penalty. NASCAR AT TEXAS: Hamlin predicted mayhem in qualifyingHe “vented” to FS1 after the run.”We talked about clogging, (that) was our conversation before qualifying, it says really clearly in all (the) terms how you can’t clog the middle and I’ll be damned if the first time that (Newman) clogs the middle, then they call it discretionary,” Bowyer said.More from Bowyer. pic.twitter.com/GmtlXItKYg— Thomas Lott (@tlott33) March 30, 2019He continued: “You’re here venting and just pissed off for no reason, it’s just stupid. Anyway, I’m going to go back and pout and be pissed off. I appreciate you letting me vent on national television, Jamie (Little), but this is the second time that I’ve been bit by it and I’m tired of it.” Clint Bowyer was not happy with Ryan Newman, NASCAR or qualifying on Friday.After Bowyer appear to get blocked on pit road by Newman during the first round of qualifying for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, he was unable to get out onto the track initially and as a result qualified 25th and will start way back in the pack.