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Former London Mayor Offers Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike Advice Ahead Of Tokyo 2020

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 17

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who was the mayor of London when the city hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics, advised Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Friday to "shrug off criticism during the 2020 Games preparation period," saying that "everything will work out in the end," according to Elaine Lie...

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