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Tokyo Olympic bid chief vows to stop coach abuse

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Japan's Olympic chief vowed Friday to stamp out the physical abuse of athletes by coaches after claims female judokas were beaten with bamboo swords threatened to cast a cloud over Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games. 

Japanese Olympic Committe (JOC) president Tsunekazu Takeda speaks to an AFP reporter in Tokyo on February 1, 2013. Tsunekazu Takeda vowed to stamp out the physical abuse of athletes by coaches after claims female judokas were beaten with bamboo swords threatened to cast a cloud over Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games.

Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) president Tsunekazu Takeda, who is also the Tokyo bid chief, told AFP in an interview he had ordered swift action to avoid any contamination of the bid.

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