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Beijing Olympics can be meaningful even without fans, Tokyo 2020 chief says

By Andrew McKIRDY

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What a load of pro-China propoganda and nonsense from Muto.

Anyone supporting the Genocide Games is a China-enabler. Simple as that.

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"I don't have any regrets at all -- the majority of people said afterwards that they were glad we held the Games," Muto said.

Has he never heard of tatemae? Plus knowing who are in his social circles, it just means these people had to have profited in one way or another from the Games. The desire to hold them again means it must be truly easy money (our taxes, of course) for an elite few.

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Seriously, who cares what Muto thinks? He presided over a failed Olympics.

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So self absorbed. Just goes to show you even alone you are not 1m away from someone pleasuring themselves.

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An old entitled man, justifying his greed, who would have thought! Hope he can take the money with him, otherwise seems kind of pointless.

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Beijing Olympics can be meaningful even without fans, Tokyo 2020 chief says

Because if they can't be meaningful without fans, the Tokyo Olympics were not meaningful.

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How about bringing a someone under 100 years old?

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Anal swabs are awaiting Olympic participants for entry. Hopefully biometric info from their samples won't be abused in any way.


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Yes, without fans it is very meaningful. Please proceed. Nice way to justify your own sins by the way

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"I think it's preferable to have fans at an Olympics, but I don't think the meaning of hosting it was lost just because antivirus measures meant fans couldn't be there," he told AFP. "

Of course the meaning of hosting was not lost ...IOC got their fees and Muto and the rest of his LDP connected J-Inc cronies got access to mother of all pork barels fleecing the average Taro taxpayer to the fullest.

Muto cited a Japanese government report released last month that found the Tokyo Olympics did not contribute to the spread of the virus among the general population.

Funny how the govt / J -Inc bigwigs are ever so ready to point finger at foreigners being responsible for the virus spread here ( ala the never ending closed border restrictions for gaijin ) but suddenly when they,re justifying their Olympic porkfest the Games with all those tens of thousands of foreigners " did not contribute to the spread " ey Muto ? Why are J borders still closed then?

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They would say that though, wouldn’t they? Lol

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Does Japan have a spokesman who is under 100 and not an LDP toadie?


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Btw, that wantigly " artistic " photo makes Muto look like some cult leader with those sun rays and all....then again we,re talking about Olympic committee here so maybe it's appropriate, lol.

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That picture of Muto is like looking at him through the barrel of a 44 mag.

Make sure all his kids don't ___ ! (you know the line)

Seems like an appropriate pose.

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The Genocide Olympics will have a meaning the CCP are desperate to whitewash or bribe away.

Without spectators the Olympics are utterly pointless, except as a means of profit for the few and of course for the bank accounts of the IOC.

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marcelitoToday  06:57 pm JST

Btw, that wantigly " artistic " photo makes Muto look like some cult leader with those sun rays and all....

The man is talking about gaining understanding and having hope for the future, and rays of light are coming out of his chest. That’s a good thing my child....

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Do what you want. At this point, things are already in motion anyway.

I enjoyed the tokyo olympics so i will still enjoy this one. I wish all athletes good luck.

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As if a geriatric’s opinion is needed…it is not!

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The public should never have to pay for a professional sports event, and that is exactly what the Olympics is now.

Actually, the Olympics should pay to lease venues and for the costs of security and cleanup.

Its a disgrace.

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The total cost to Japanese taxpayers for the 2020 Olympics is now estimated to have been almost $25 billion dollars, almost 2.9 trillion yen.

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He looks as pompous as he sounds.

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Make no mistake, that emotion still comes across.

The emotions of the majority of Japanese people about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics somehow never reached the LDP politburo.

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It will be LIFE-SAVING if you do not attend.

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I used to really love the olympics when I was a kid.

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Well. Good luck athletes.

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