OLYMPICS: IOC gets tough with Tokyo 2020 golf venue

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday issued a sharp warning to the private club set to host golf at the 2020 Tokyo Games: admit women or you’re out.

On a visit to Tokyo to check on the city’s Olympic preparations, IOC vice president John Coates said the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama prefecture was running out of time to change its policy of refusing to grant full membership to women.

“Our principles are based on non-discrimination, that’s the position we’ve made quite clear,” Coates, chairman of the co-ordination commission that oversees preparations for the Olympics, told reporters. 

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