Olympics chief Thomas Bach mixes up Japanese and Chinese people

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    The International Olympics Committee president, Thomas Bach, mistakenly referred to Japanese people as ‘Chinese’ during a Tokyo 2020 press conference in Japan. The gaffe was not translated by interpreters at the conference. He corrected himself quickly, but the mistake was reported in Japanese media, prompting a backlash on social media

    Olympics chief mixes up Japanese and Chinese at Tokyo Games presser

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