He's and out-of-touch old dinosaur. He should be made to resign after his outrageous and unacceptable statements. The IOC didn't have the guts to make a stand, which they should have done. Saying the matter was closed is weak and sends absolutely the wrong message. Perhaps they have forgotten their mission, which states, "The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." Or they could drop the "... without discrimination... " part.
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Geez! What else could this Abe led government come up with to show their total incompetence? Rhetorical question. It is a real pity that such a lot of Japanese people don't bother voting. This current shower in power should be firmly kicked into the long grass preferably never to be seen again! They couldn't organise themselves out of a brown paper bag even if they had typed, easy-to-follow instructions. Their handling of the whole coronavirus crisis has been a total fiasco from beginning to end.
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The massive flurry of opinion is burying the main issue. It is abhorrent for any person in a position of power to abuse that power over someone else. Mechanisms must be in place to stop this kind of behaviour.
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