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  • Four-day national championship meet in August or September, with spectators, would be fine. I’d go.

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    • Originally posted by DrJay View Post
      Four-day national championship meet in August or September, with spectators, would be fine. I’d go.
      Right....would be fun...

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      • It seems no one wants to be the one who pulls the plug, so they are passing the bucks to someone else.

        Former IOC exec Kevan Gosper suggests United Nations could rule on fate of Tokyo Games

        https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/...te-tokyo-games

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        • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
          It seems no one wants to be the one who pulls the plug, so they are passing the bucks to someone else.

          Former IOC exec Kevan Gosper suggests United Nations could rule on fate of Tokyo Games

          https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/...te-tokyo-games
          Gosper is a friggin idiot, whose commonsense hasn't improved since 2008 when he criticised pro democracy protesters.

          Japan isnt a vassal state of the UN, or of the international corporate world to which Gosper belongs

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          • Originally posted by Tuariki View Post

            Gosper is a friggin idiot, whose commonsense hasn't improved since 2008 when he criticised pro democracy protesters.

            Japan isnt a vassal state of the UN, or of the international corporate world to which Gosper belongs
            Ummm... I don't think that's the point. The Japanese government does not want to be the one to announce cancellation. So they are trying to force IOC to call it. IOC does not want to be the one, so they are trying to shift the responsibility to UN. I don't know the details about their contract, but the Japanese government and IOC are probably trying to shift the financial cost of cancellation to each other. (Or for that matter I don't know the details of contract between NBC -- or any other broadcasting partner -- and IOC regarding the cancellation.)

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            • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post

              Ummm... I don't think that's the point. The Japanese government does not want to be the one to announce cancellation. So they are trying to force IOC to call it. IOC does not want to be the one, so they are trying to shift the responsibility to UN. I don't know the details about their contract, but the Japanese government and IOC are probably trying to shift the financial cost of cancellation to each other. (Or for that matter I don't know the details of contract between NBC -- or any other broadcasting partner -- and IOC regarding the cancellation.)
              At the end of the day, if IOC refude to cancel, then it is up to Japan to make the finsl decision.

              To suggest it should be a call msde by the UN is simply nonsensical. This is not August 1945 when Japan had to seek permission to even go to the toilet

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              • Dwight Stones suggested that just cancel and give 2032 to Tokyo...not sure why they would want them then ...

                Let's repeat this in 11 years!

                The UN thing is pretty silly....
                Last edited by Conor Dary; 01-18-2021, 07:29 PM.

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                • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                  Dwight Stones suggested that just cancel and give 2032 to Tokyo...not sure they would want them though...
                  Probably the best and fairest option to at least make them that offer

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                  • The last thing we need is for the UN to get involved. It would set a horrible precedent.

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                    • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
                      The last thing we need is for the UN to get involved. It would set a horrible precedent.
                      And the likes of Seb Coe and Thomas Bach keep telling us that sports and politics are separate and don't mix.

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                      • Originally posted by Tuariki View Post

                        And the likes of Seb Coe and Thomas Bach keep telling us that sports and politics are separate and don't mix.
                        Coe has been at the forefront of athlete liberation regards taking a knee

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                        • Meanwhile....not going well in Japan...

                          Japan: One dead as snowstorm causes 130-car pile-up

                          https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55708417

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                          • Tokyo Olympics 'unlikely to go ahead in 2021'

                            The former chief executive of the London 2012 Olympics says it is "unlikely" that the Tokyo Games will take place this summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

                            https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tokyo...144440413.html

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                            • Slow Covid Vaccine Distribution Adds to Tokyo Olympics Woes

                              Lagging vaccinations in the U.S. and a skeptical Japanese public complicate the Games, now six months away


                              https://www.wsj.com/articles/slow-co...es-11611110221

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                              • Australian Open turmoil raises questions for Tokyo Games

                                "All the players, we understood that if somebody tested positive that it would just be the group, like if somebody in your staff tested positive, then you would have to be quarantined; you wouldn't be able to practice. There wasn't any discussion about the whole plane going that way, so obviously it was a huge surprise to everybody," he said from his hotel room in Melbourne.

                                But many Australians appear to have little sympathy for the athletes, many of whom have flown in from coronavirus hotspots to compete for a share of total prizes worth 71.5 million Australian dollars ($55.1 million).



                                https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/19/s...hnk/index.html

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