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....wth are TRYING to get covid!!! Come on idiots!!

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I envy them so much.

Thanks you for your hard work! You all have sacrifice so much for the olympic. Take care and stay well.

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I just really hope there will be no opportunity in the future to use this pic to illustrate how the olympic games became a predicted superspreader event.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

Must be wonderful to have the time to work for free.

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And then, after having received the viruses by no distancing they left the venue into commuting and spreading their virus loads into all directions. And what is that photo for, they most probably also haven’t children or grandchildren to show in the future. But that’s another story, although linked.

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Amazing. A prime example of what not to do during a pandemic.

They are vaccinated and immunized? Have been tested as negative? And are socially isolated? Those are N-95 masks?

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Thank you.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

i seen one of these people wearing the same complete full uniform on the Asakusa line and immediately ran away thinking your a potential covid carrier. That lady must of been proud showing off that same Olmpic uniform from shoes to top... as seen in the this picture of the article.

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Could someone explain this to me?

$15 billion spent on the Olympics, $4.5 billion is American network NBC's outlay and then there is Eurosport and the Japanese consortium of channels, RAI, CBC, ZDF bla bla bla and....

They cant pay people!?!?

It's not like The Olympics are non-profit

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These volunteers could have given time for other needed volunteer work such as working in mudslide or clearing up the things at abandoned village. These masked volunteers are here for their own leisure time, watching the games freely.

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A bunch of brainwashed morons who work for free for big corporations

2 ( +6 / -4 )

When they said no fans at the Olympics, that's not true, really. The volunteers are de-facto Japanese supporters. So, that's another home advantage.

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wow better do some contact tracing in 7 and 14 days there

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They are volunteers looking at least happier than so many unhappy volunteers here who've got nothing but posting

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Why do many negative comments towards the volunteers? Every Olympic had them. I was one at Sydney. 2000 and loved every minute of it. Got to met and watch many athletes complete. I feel there might be dons jealousy here.

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Brave of them, but I wish, when they're mixing with the rest of us, that they'd wear a facemask properly.

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Then they all took the train home of course. I saw a couple of volunteers on Yamanote line in their uniforms a week or so ago and definitely said something to them. They should be getting taxi tickets or shuttle service, not on public transportation.

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Good for them.

Covid is spreading faster in Japan outside of the Games than inside amongst the athletes. A positive test ends an athlete's chance of competing. They have good reason to avoid it, even if vaccinated.

I hope the volunteers are enjoying themselves. It's hot, there are dozens of languages to cope with, they will be doing a lot of standing about, and the Japanese public have been largely antagonistic towards the games, at least until the gold medal count started to go up. The limited lockdowns in Japan have been good for the host athletes. Some nations have had very little chance to prepare for 18 months.

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