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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Yoshitaka Sakurada steps down as head of Japan's Olympic Committee following series of ill-advised comments
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Yoshitaka Sakurada steps down as head of Japan's Olympic Committee following series of ill-advised comments

Sakurada had already come under fire for various gaffes such as commenting that he was very disappointed about teenage swimming star Rikako Ikee announcing her leukaemia diagnosis

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese minister Yoshitaka Sakurada apologises after suggesting Rikako Ikee's leukaemia could dampen enthusiasm for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese minister Yoshitaka Sakurada apologises after suggesting Rikako Ikee's leukaemia could dampen enthusiasm for Games

Japan's gaffe-prone Olympics Minister was forced to apologise Wednesday after suggesting that the leukaemia diagnosis of 18-year-old star swimmer Rikako Ikee could dampen enthusiasm for the Tokyo 2020 Games