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#61 Old Man

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 07:43 AM

Japanese insisting the Olympics will be held.

Card board cutouts in the stands, sure.



#62 Mackus

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 09:36 AM

I love the Olympics.  Hope they can be held.  I actually prefer the Winter Olympics, but summer is great as well.


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 09:44 AM

Fans may be limited if any at all, but there's too much money involved for them to scrap this.  I think it happens.



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Posted 17 February 2021 - 09:00 AM

ESPNJapan starts vaccinations with eye on Olympics



#65 DuffMan

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 03:18 PM

So Summer Olympics, then we get the Winter next January, and then a World Cup next year!


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Posted 20 March 2021 - 07:41 AM

Tokyo says no spectators outside of Japan for the Olympics. Makes sense I guess.

More of a head scratcher, the IOC won't make the vaccine mandatory for athletes

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 08:38 AM

CBS Sports: Tokyo Olympics 2021: Japan announces state of emergency in Tokyo less than three months before Games start
https://www.cbssport...re-games-start/



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Posted 11 May 2021 - 06:54 AM

Tokyo says no spectators outside of Japan for the Olympics. Makes sense I guess.

More of a head scratcher, the IOC won't make the vaccine mandatory for athletes


https://www.business...41100070_1.html

I don't think the IOC can make vaccine mandatory since many "poor countries" have limited or no access to the vaccines. I heard on the radio that Chad had very little in the way of vaccines.

Seems to me that we might be better off delaying the games until we take care of the majority of these people. But hey, Tokoyo built the infrastructure and there's a lot of money at stake.
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#69 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 10:39 AM

This is from a recent Sally Jenkins column.  Diverting 10,000 medical workers during a pandemic doesn't sounds like a very smart idea.

 

The answer is that the IOC derives its power strictly from the Olympic “host contract.” It’s a highly illuminating document that reveals much about the highhanded organization and how it leaves host nations with crippling debts. Seven pages are devoted to “medical services” the host must provide — free of charge — to anyone with an Olympic credential, including rooms at local hospitals expressly reserved for them and only them. Tokyo organizers have estimated they will need to divert about 10,000 medical workers to service the IOC’s demands.



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Posted 26 May 2021 - 10:58 AM

Many living in Japan want them to scrap the Olympics.  I would be very surprised if that happens at this point.



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Posted 04 June 2021 - 09:05 AM

ESPN: The many hurdles of this summer's Tokyo Olympics

https://www.espn.com...-tokyo-olympics



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Posted 06 June 2021 - 06:11 AM

Many living in Japan want them to scrap the Olympics. I would be very surprised if that happens at this point.


Most people don’t want to host it. The IOC makes ridiculous demands that cities cave to in most cases at the expense of payers. It’s not profitable at all. Think the Baltimore Grand Prix debacle times 100. Except more corruption, and they just leave the track there when they leave.
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Posted 24 June 2021 - 09:55 AM



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Posted 02 July 2021 - 07:58 AM

Balt Sun: These athletes with Maryland ties have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics



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Posted 07 July 2021 - 06:48 AM

CBS Sports: Olympics 2021: Jessica Springsteen, daughter of Bruce Springsteen, makes U.S. equestrian team
https://www.cbssport...questrian-team/



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Posted 18 July 2021 - 09:15 AM



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Posted 18 July 2021 - 11:52 AM

https://baltimorespo...the-hype-level/

 

So, we're less than a week out and....I don't care about the Olympics, for many reasons. Those include the frantic sports calendar over the last year, the minimal amount of established US stars, the start times of most events, and (of course) the pandemic.

 

Where's your hype level at? I've never been the biggest Olympics guy, but I typically have enjoyed the track and swimming. I doubt I'll go out of my way this year.

 

And hey, we get to do allllll this again in six months with the Winter games, with the added bonus of a potential boycott. Always fun!


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Posted 19 July 2021 - 01:04 AM

I honestly think the baseball is gonna be kinda fun to watch. It's not the WBC but it's kinda neat to see a bunch of random guys who are basically retired get a chance at a gold medal. Jose Bautista is on the DR, Ian Kinsler is on Israel, Adrian Gonzalez is on Mexico, etc. Plus Orioles legend Hyun Soo Kim is on South Korea.  



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Posted 19 July 2021 - 06:44 AM

Waiting for curling and the winter sports. :)



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Posted 19 July 2021 - 07:06 AM

That this was hilarious

https://www.tmz.com/...discourage-sex/
 






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