Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura bites Japanese softball player Miu Goto’s gold medal, prompting thousands of complaints to city hall. Photo: Kyodo News via AP Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura bites Japanese softball player Miu Goto’s gold medal, prompting thousands of complaints to city hall. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura bites Japanese softball player Miu Goto’s gold medal, prompting thousands of complaints to city hall. Photo: Kyodo News via AP

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese mayor apologises for biting softball player Miu Goto’s gold medal

  • The Nagoya official offered to pay for a new one, but Goto has accepted the International Olympic Committee’s offer of a replacement
  • The medal bite has become a staple of Olympic photo-ops – but for the winners themselves, not others

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura bites Japanese softball player Miu Goto’s gold medal, prompting thousands of complaints to city hall. Photo: Kyodo News via AP Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura bites Japanese softball player Miu Goto’s gold medal, prompting thousands of complaints to city hall. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura bites Japanese softball player Miu Goto’s gold medal, prompting thousands of complaints to city hall. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
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