• Kyodo


The Olympic gold medal that was bitten by the mayor of Nagoya will be exchanged for a new one, a source close to the matter said Thursday. The boorish bite landed him in trouble when the central city received more than 7,000 complaints.

Days after Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura's biting shenanigans went viral on social media, the 72-year-old told reporters he offered to pay to have the gold medal that belongs to softball pitcher Miu Goto replaced. Kawamura has now apologized for inappropriate language that drew accusations of sexual harassment.

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