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

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

Australia's Male Olympics Chief Lectured A Female Premier. It Didn't Go Over Well Australian Olympics chief John Coates is being criticized after lecturing Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and ordering her to attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Palaszczuk had previously said she wouldn't be attending Friday's ceremony. "I was reading some questions about you going to the opening ceremony," Coates told Palaszczuk. "You are going to the opening ceremony," he then said, crossing his arms as he spoke. Coates made the remarks at a news conference where he and Palaszczuk were celebrating the Queensland city of Brisbane's successful bid to host the 2032 Games. He said the premier should attend Tokyo's kickoff event for her own edification, to help Queensland officials prepare for their hosting duties. "All of you will get along there, and understand the traditional parts of that, what's involved in an opening ceremony," Coates said. "None of you are staying behind and hiding in your rooms, all right?" Criticism pours in, with accusations of mansplaining Palaszczuk looked away from Coates as he spoke. When she …
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