Australia’s Male Olympics Chief Lectured A Female Premier. It Didn’t Go Over Well

John Coates, president of the Australian Olympic Committee, center, is coming under fire for his remarks to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, right, ordering her to attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.

“You are going to the opening ceremony,” Australian Olympics chief John Coates told Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. “None of you are staying behind and hiding in your rooms.”

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