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Members of the Japanese delegation, with former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, center, pose for a photo after a welcome ceremony at the Olympic athletes village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Tuesday.

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This guy in the center of the picture is the culprit of problems involving the Tokyo Olympics. He is what is called a "ro-gai" person -- an old man causing problems. He is reigning the the organization and others cannot talk back to him who was once a prime minister of Japan. It was a big mistake of Abe who put Mori to the position.

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Everyone looks very happy and so motivated each game.

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Would love to know what percentage of the delegation are athletes and what percentage are "officials."

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Trumpian hat. That's huuge and will make Nippon great again.

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I agree with Schopenhauer - this clown should never have been let anywhere near this position.

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What purpose does Mori serve besides putting all the young girls next to him?

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Indeed get that old fool mori the hell outta there, nothing but trouble & embarrassment caused by that clown!

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What purpose does Mori serve?

Reinforcing the hierarchy, of course, both generational and (one-party state) political.

Guess who will be even more omnipresent (excuse the double superlative) when he retires as PM.

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wait...what... why is he in Rio?

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wait...what... why is he in Rio?

For the gold, of course.

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Surely they could just accidentally-on-purpose leave him there?!

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Usually the chef-de-mission is a former Olympic athlete who is there to help organize the entire team while away

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What was it Mori said to Asada Mao when she failed to win the gold medal again? This is NOT the guy to be leading a group of young athletes. I hope he didn't threaten them after the photo.

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Mori san is in the middle of this picture, second to his right there is a very attractive woman shoulder length hair, does any one have her tell number? and whats Mori san doing there anyway? just leave him behind no one will miss him (allegedly)

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Chris Harnett will be our chef de mission. He did it for two Pan Am's already and has more medals than most, is a multiple hall of famer, and Olympian. Let's say, accomplished. Coaches and athletes can come up to him so he can get whatever they need and he's a natural fit between the various Olympic committees. I'm sure other countries have similar great mentors to help settle some nerves and bolster their success.

I can't imagine what in the world Mori can offer or do for any coach or athlete? Ex-PM can't hold a candle to Harnett, or anyone who was in competition, so I wonder who is the real unsung hero/heroine behind the scenes helping actual coaches and athletes?

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Former PM Mori has dropped some weight! Good on him! Best of wishes to the athletes from Japan - and form everywhere - at the Olympics!

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