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IOC Vice President Coates arrives in Tokyo to coordinate Olympic preparations

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Smug face of arrogant privilege.

28 ( +32 / -4 )

Well, did he bring his negative PCR test and vaccine card?

24 ( +27 / -3 )

Enjoy your 2 weeks at Toyoko Inn!

7 ( +16 / -9 )

No quarantine and mobile app tracker obviously. Did he even have to show a negative PCR test before boarding his flight and/or have one on arrival - I doubt it.

Whilst athletes may be in their supposed bubbles during the Olympic I am sure the IOC official, guests and dignitaries etc will like him be free to go where they like and all free of any quarantine / testing entry requirements as demonstrated today by his trial run.

21 ( +25 / -4 )

No doubt Coates pockets are stuffed with brown paper bags full of ¥10,000 notes. It will be 6 star hotels and kaiseki all the way, every day.

And he will constantly bang on about how everything is going perfectly to plan and that the Olympics will be held regardless of the majority public opposition.

28 ( +30 / -2 )

Dude had trouble getting out of a van, I watched the news. Not really an agile vibrant leader for the worlds premier sporting event? Lost any intellectual credibility years ago! What world are we allowing this to happen in? Life is hard enough without these people having power.

22 ( +24 / -2 )

I met John Coates once. Lovely old guy, a Bill Evans protoge who used to play at the Deer Head Inn in the Poconos, where he also recorded live.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

Smirking all the way to the bank.

21 ( +22 / -1 )

If I had to guess I’d say he was staying at either The Palace Hotel next to the Imperial Palace or the Conrad. Those are two are swanky enough. Top IOC people usually stay at the Palace Hotel. He won’t be at an APA.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

wonder where he gets to go out to eat and drink?

7 ( +10 / -3 )

BOOOOOOOOO to him and his cohorts BOOOOOOO

13 ( +14 / -1 )

It's about time that such privileged and arrogant people who run such organisations simply retire. Who needs them? Remember Blatter ( UEFA)? He retired in disgrace after so many scandals and bribes.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

I bet he didnt have to go through a 2 hour process of silly explanation of quarantine measures

7 ( +8 / -1 )

You can be sure that he will be wining and dining at the very best Tokyo has to offer

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I guess he gets a quarantine pass. But I can't? Odd.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Go home. You're not wanted.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Enjoy your 2 weeks at Toyoko Inn!

At least Toyoko Inn doesn't have ultra rightwing "literature" in its rooms, unlike APA.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

I guess he gets a quarantine pass. But I can't? Odd.

Because he's entitled.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Go home!

I hope people in Tokyo start outing these Olympic bigwigs when they see them at restaurants and shops etc.

To show that all their talk of a quarantine bubble was only for the athletes… not the 70,000+ others arriving.

I can’t imagine him or any other official eating room service only, and staying in their room except when needed from now until the end of the Olympics.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

smugness.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

2 Year Old June 15 06:24 pm JST

Go home!

I hope people in Tokyo start outing these Olympic bigwigs when they see them at restaurants and shops etc.

To show that all their talk of a quarantine bubble was only for the athletes… not the 70,000+ others arriving.

I can’t imagine him or any other official eating room service only, and staying in their room except when needed from now until the end of the Olympics.

Absolutely agree, make these entitled ones feel uncomfortable as possible about them selves, their decision to come, compete , participate and the situation, make them feel self-conscious and uncomfortable, they dont deserve to be enjoying themselves.

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