Australian Olympic boss in awkward ‘mansplaining’ row – BBC News

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    Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has been heavily criticised for lecturing Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk during a press conference in Tokyo.

    The pair’s awkward exchange took place after Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, was awarded the 2032 Games.

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