The following is a chronology of major events related to Yoshiro Mori, who announced Friday his resignation as president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, and the organization. <READ FULL STORY HERE>

Sept. 7, 2013 -- Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Summer Olympics.

(From L) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, Tokyo bid chief Tsunekazu Takeda and Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose are seen at a signing ceremony in Buenos Aires on Sept. 7, 2013, after Tokyo was chosen as the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics at the International Olympic Committee's general session. (Kyodo)

Jan. 24, 2014 -- Tokyo Olympic organizing committee established, with Mori taking the helm as president.

Oct. 16, 2019 -- International Olympic Committee announces plan to relocate marathon and race walking events to Sapporo due to heat concerns.

Jan. 30, 2020 -- World Health Organization declares coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.

Feb. 4 -- Tokyo Olympic organizing committee sets up task force to deal with coronavirus outbreak.

March 12 -- Olympic flame-lighting ceremony held at site of ancient Olympia in Greece without spectators.

The Tokyo Olympic flame lighting ceremony is held in ancient Olympia, Greece, on March 12, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

March 24 -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, IOC President Thomas Bach agree to postpone Tokyo Olympics by one year.

March 30 -- IOC, Tokyo organizers agree to hold Olympics from July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021.

April 7 -- Japanese government declares state of emergency for 7 prefectures including Tokyo to stem the spread of infections and extends it nationwide, fully lifting the declaration in late May.

Jan. 7, 2021 -- Japanese government declares another state of emergency for Tokyo metropolitan area following resurgence of coronavirus infections.

Feb. 3 -- Mori makes sexist remarks, saying meetings involving women tend to drag on.

Feb. 4 -- Mori apologizes and retracts his comments but says he has no intention to resign.

Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, meets the press in Tokyo on Feb. 4, 2021. The former Japanese prime minister apologized for remarks he made that have been widely criticized as sexist and outdated. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Feb. 4 -- IOC and International Paralympic Committee say Mori's apology closed controversy.

Feb. 9 -- IOC calls Mori's remarks "absolutely inappropriate" in another statement released following widespread criticism.

Feb. 10 -- Toyota Motor president Akio Toyoda joins other Olympics sponsors in criticizing Mori's remarks.

Feb. 11 -- Ex-Japan Football Association chief Saburo Kawabuchi says he is ready to accept Mori's request to take over top job.

Feb. 12 -- Mori announces his resignation.