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The head of Japan’s Olympic delegation hit out at the country’s skeleton officials Friday over a careless mistake that resulted in Nozomi Komuro’s disqualification from the women’s skeleton at the Vancouver Games.

“It’s regrettable that she came all the way to Vancouver and could not even stand at the start line,” Seiko Hashimoto said a day after Komuro was disqualified because her sled lacked the proper sticker mandated by the sport’s international governing body.

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