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    Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori resigns after making sexist comments about women

    But it’s not clear that his resignation will clear the air and return the focus to exactly how Tokyo can hold the Olympics in just over five months in the midst of a pandemic.

    The Olympics are to open on July 23, with 11,000 athletes and 4,400 more in the Paralympic a month later. About 80% in recent polls in Japan say they want the Olympics canceled or postponed with clear support about 15%.



    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ts/6734247002/

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    • Originally posted by bad hammy View Post
      Sounds like a classic case of Irrational Exuberance . . .



      NBC was acting the same exactly a year ago in their promotions...

      https://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2...oon-et-on-nbc/

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      • Mr. Mori’s resignation came a little over five months before the Games are scheduled to open on July 23. Even without the uproar and the headache of appointing a successor, the organizing committee has been scrambling to convince a skeptical Japanese public that it could safely proceed with the Games as the pandemic continues unabated. Vaccinations are not scheduled to begin in Japan until later this month.

        Last week, organizers released the first of several so-called playbooks to guide athletes, officials and members of the news media on the rules they must follow to protect participants from the virus at the Games.

        Some prominent people opposed the move to push Mr. Mori out, saying that it would imperil the Olympics altogether. “If Mr. Mori steps down, the Tokyo Games will be canceled,” Yoichi Masuzoe, a former governor of Tokyo, said in an interview with Sports Hochi, a daily sports newspaper. “It shows how big his contribution is.” He added: “If he steps down now, the situation will get more confused.”



        https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/w...s-resigns.html

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        • And of course 84 year old Saburo Kawabuchi will surely not hold the same misogynist views of Mori. Yeah, right!!

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          • Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
            And of course 84 year old Saburo Kawabuchi will surely not hold the same misogynist views of Mori. Yeah, right!!
            Not gonna be him, they announced that already. They formed a search committee but it will surely end up being Seiko Hashimoto - http://www.olympedia.org/athletes/81256

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            • Mori's long had a reputation in Japan for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time in the wrong way. In that respect he was a weird pick for the job to begin with; he did have the experience and the right connections, but the risk of something like this happening was always clear.

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              • Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

                Not gonna be him, they announced that already. They formed a search committee but it will surely end up being Seiko Hashimoto - http://www.olympedia.org/athletes/81256
                At least he can tell the time.

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                • The quote from today's online The Sports Examiner bulletin:
                  A Kyodo News survey conducted over the weekend [6-7 February] found that 47.1 percent think the Olympics and Paralympics should be postponed again due to the coronavirus pandemic, while 35.2 percent believe the games should be canceled. Just 14.5 percent said they should be held as planned.”

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                  • Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
                    At least he can tell the time.
                    So can she.

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                    • Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
                      So can she.
                      Burn!

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                      • Hashimoto is not without a scandal.

                        https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...e-skater-sochi

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                        • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                          Burn!
                          Given it was bambam, my big burn yesterday was the 12 strokes I took on the first hole after being talked in playing a few holes of golf by my son.

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                          • Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
                            12 strokes I took on the first hole after being talked in playing a few holes of golf by my son.
                            "C'mon dad, it'll be fun, de-stress, relax, enjoy yourself."

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                            • Overstretched medics may 'struggle to cope' with Tokyo Games


                              Dealing with Covid in Japan has already placed huge strain on medical workers, experts warn


                              The Tokyo Medical Association, which has been asked by organisers and the Tokyo metropolitan government to secure 3,500 volunteers, has warned that its members are under too much strain to consider offering their services in late July and early August.

                              “No matter how I look at it, it’s impossible,” said the association’s head, Satoru Arai. “I’m hearing doctors who initially signed up to volunteer say there is no way they can take time off to help when their hospitals are completely overwhelmed.”

                              While Olympic organisers recently released the first in a series of “playbooks” outlining measures they say will ensure a “safe and secure” Olympics, concern that Tokyo 2020 could trigger another wave of infections has eroded public support for the event.

                              In a recent poll by the Kyodo news agency, 82% of respondents said they thought the Games should be cancelled or postponed again, and just 14.5% said they should go ahead.

                              https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...th-tokyo-games

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                              • Originally posted by gh View Post

                                this is NOT MEDICAL ADVICE, but my take on the low-dead space syringes is this: in a normal syringe (making numbers up), to get 5ml of injectable fluid you need to put 6ml into the tube; the "extra" ml stays in the tube on disposal. With a low-dead space syringe you load 5 and use 5, the extra ml remaining in the original vial. Do taht 5 times and you've got one more dose.
                                Does the extra-dose recipient have to get injected 5 times with each of the syringes? Or do they combine them into one of the syringes?

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