2020 tokyo olympics

33 sports voted unanimously on new Olympic dates

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“Another major factor”.... bwa ha ha ha ha!!!!!

The last line of this quote says it all:

Another major factor in choosing the dates: The IOC gets 73% of its $5.7 billion income in a four-year Olympic cycle from selling broadcast rights. About half of that TV income is from American network NBC. “American TV was in agreement,” Ricci Bitti said. “Clearly they were consulted. With the current professional sports calendar, really the only time available is the summer. Otherwise there are too many things going on at the same time. “The professional calendar is no longer athlete-oriented; it’s business-oriented.”

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I don’t know one person at this point that cares or i# thinking about the Olympics, not one....

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I don’t know one person at this point that cares or i# thinking about the Olympics, not one....

Then I guess you don't know any of the 11,000 Olympian athletes?

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I don’t know one person at this point that cares or i# thinking about the Olympics, not one....

You have to care a little to click on the article then comment on it.

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Then I guess you don't know any of the 11,000 Olympian athletes?

So I guess you know that none of them will get infected NOW.

Priorities, they've just decided on a day to cash in.

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OK so the decision was NBCs go it!!

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These morons had a chance to push the Olympics back by a month to alleviate concern over the heat and humidity, but chose not to. Yikes.

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It's sad that what used to be a world-wide event for amateur athletes has morphed into money, money, money. Pro athletes don't belong in the Olympics.

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Remember when the Olympics used to be all non-professionals, and that athletes came from the country they played for and even spoke the native tongue of that country?

For me and my friends, we do not care nor watch any of it.

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Then I guess you don't know any of the 11,000 Olympian athletes?

Who cares? If the people don’t come to see them, the athletes have nothing. They’re athletes, that’s their job, I get it, but the average person with this virus going on could care less about the games at this point and time.

> Remember when the Olympics used to be all non-professionals, and that athletes came from the country they played for and even spoke the native tongue of that country?

For me and my friends, we do not care nor watch any of it.

I couldn’t agree more.

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Remember when the Olympics used to be all non-professionals

Nowadays, that's hard to delineate anymore - many athletes get paid while they are still young

And what about athletes who are "subsidized" by their government - are they pros or not, they still get paid

Who knows anymore who doesn't get paid

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This is impossible, when nobody knows when the corona v will die down, cure suppose to be tested in 2021. lifes most important not capitalism.

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