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Suga holds talks with IOC chief, Koike about Olympics

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They didn't practice social distancing in that pic.

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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach agreed Wednesday to work together to make next year's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics a success

Certainly a difficult concept to agree on. There must have been tense negotiations and stern bi-lateral consolations in order to reach such a polarizing agreement.

During the roughly 15-minute call, 

Funny. Just last week it was announced that Bach was coming to Japan for this meeting. Must have been denied entry since he's a non-resident.

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I am already tired of all the Olympic talk. It's 10 months away, and already the press machine here is putting out so much propaganda, and I am loathing opening up any news sites here, out of fear of seeing even more!

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The Olympics have been rendered into a steaming pile of corrupt horse poopie.

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as long as world athletes say no it doesn't matter what they think

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The Olympics are everything for them,good money and saving face is the priority rather than the safety of it‘s own people.

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I want to take a vote.

Upvoteing means you want Olympics to go ahead.

Downvoting means you do not want Olympics to go ahead.

Everyone, please take a vote!

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Funny. Just last week it was announced that Bach was coming to Japan for this meeting. Must have been denied entry since he's a non-resident.

That's one foreigner I would not object to being denied entry...

The Olympics have been rendered into a steaming pile of corrupt horse poopie.

They were from the start- from when Japan pitched the idea of the TOKYO Olympics to give the TOHOKU people some hope.. where's the help and hope now? Crickets Crickets. I thought so.

I am already tired of all the Olympic talk. It's 10 months away, and already the press machine here is putting out so much propaganda, and I am loathing opening up any news sites here, out of fear of seeing even more!

I don't blame you.

The Olympics are everything for them,good money and saving face is the priority rather than the safety of it‘s own people.

ABSOLUTELY!

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OK, we’re gonna have the Olympics next year, fine, but...... it’s not gonna be the same thing, that’s for sure.

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These 2020 news bits really are NOT making people happier it is doing the exact OPPOSITE!!!

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You know those spoiled children that insist on having ice cream ?

Yeah...

Ugly and uglier.

Suga and Koike need to think more deeply about Japan and Japanese people and the foreign residents here than they need Olympics.

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Just cancel it already!

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For Olympics in 2021,

If Govt. complete COVID19 vaccine to all resident in Japan by Feb/March of 2021.

Is it possible?

Unless not easy task.

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I have fond memories of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics - I was a volunteer and attended the entrance ceremony. It was the only Olympics to make a profit as LA is a sports Mecca and used existing facilities - no construction was required. I'd suggest that they permanently locate the games to Athens - that would reach back to its roots and greatly reduce costs.

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I just don't understand why an accomplished country would go so bananas to get the Olympics in the first place. To build a bunch of junk that's used once and then just sits there.

Montreal has some big chunk of crap UFO-looking thing left over from an Olympics in the '80s. It's absolutely massive. They have little kids' soccer games in there or whatever, but otherwise the city is stuck with the bill of maintaining an empty monstrosity.

My home state of Massachusetts was in the running for the Games, and when it won the bid, we the people put up such a racket telling them to go pound sand that they gave up and went elsewhere.

Japan seems to try so hard to be noticed by the rest of the world. But so quick to shut it out. It's odd.

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All it takes is one country to say we will not send our team, and I believe a staggering majority will follow suit. Gonna be a big haul of medals by the Japanese team. China sent their team to train in Wuhan. LOL

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Common guys, it’s the Olympics. The celebration of peak human performance and potential. At least see this as a chance for the world to remember what we look like in the face of adversary and that corona can never put that light out.

No matter what form it takes, if Japan manages to pull it off it’ll be something for the whole world to celebrate and inspire. Let Japan have its moment folks! All the snide and cynical comments about not giving a toss whether it happens or not. It begs to question, “Why are you even here?” Not many Olympians around by the sounds.

Sorry, it is what it is.

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It's a giant government-corporate boondoggle, and nobody (with the possible exception of the US military-industrial complex) does that like Japan Inc. does it. And yes, you the taxpayer will ultimately be stuck with the bill, like it or not.

It's a giant club and you ain't in it.

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The propaganda machine will be non-stop but this is a great chance for the people to reject this train wreck and cancel the games.

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I have fond memories of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics - I was a volunteer and attended the entrance ceremony. It was the only Olympics to make a profit as LA is a sports Mecca and used existing facilities - no construction was required. I'd suggest that they permanently locate the games to Athens - that would reach back to its roots and greatly reduce costs.

@ Laguna - I hear you loud and clear! I was at that Olympics, watching the exhibition baseball. The LA Olympics was well managed with great use of resources. There were mostly improvements to the venues without new buildings and plenty of volunteers, thus resulting in a profitable and an enjoyable Olympics. I'm sure the Olympics were great to watch back in the day, too.

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I really hope this is not a top priority issue within the Japanese Diet. If it is, we are all in serious trouble.

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Well, well well. Good

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As has been said again and again. The athletes will decide this, nobody else.

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I have fond memories of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

The last Olympics with only amateur athletes. The Tokyo Olympics are tainted from bribery, just like the Nagano Olympics. There was disgraceful, crass bribery in the millions of dollars and people seem to have forgotten it.

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It sounds like winning to host the Olympics is like winning a poisoned chalice.

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I agree with most the posters here, It feels like their deciding how many ways to split the giant $h1t sandwich among the taxpayers.

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2 posts I REALLY LIKED here...

You know those spoiled children that insist on having ice cream ?

Yeah...

Ugly and uglier.

> > Japan seems to try so hard to be noticed by the rest of the world. But so quick to shut it out. It's odd.

Both of you-

SO SO TRUE!

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The Olympics are only happening in Suga and Koike's fantasy world. (I see she gave Suga a nice big bow there).

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For Olympics in 2021,

If Govt. complete COVID19 vaccine to all resident in Japan by Feb/March of 2021.

Is it possible?

Unless not easy task.

It's not just Japan, it is the rest of the world too. Everyone who comes to Japan has to be C19 free and none of those super spreaders who have no symptoms. And the Government says "we must have these olympics at ANY cost" ANY cost!!!! What does that mean exactly???? Millions can die and it will be OK as long as they had the Olympics??? That kind of ANY cost???

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How about to have it on an island in Dubai, with geisha ring girls, and a Mario cart race?

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Japan should have took the bad and made this good by not continuing on with the Olympics. During the roughly 15-minute call, Bach congratulated Suga on taking office and told him the Summer Games would be a "historic" event that brings hope to the Japanese people, the ministry said. Hope that its a success???

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