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Fans or no fans? Tokyo Olympic organizers still mum

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Got enough intensive care beds for the athlets ?????

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Wasting tax payers money knowing fully well about the losses to come plus endangering human lives??! Just to satisfy personal gains??!

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Have not 80% of polled civilians said no to the Olympics?

A little more than 35% want cancellation.

A little less than 45% want postponement

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“Everybody is hoping to be safe and secure,” Mori replied. “Nobody rides a train hoping to encounter an accident.”

Of course.

But seems nobody wants to ride this train

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Fans or no fans?

Sense or no sense?

Intelligence or no intelligence?

Clue or no clue?

Fraud or no fraud?

Yes or no?

Paper or plastic?

Smoking or non-smoking?

Cheeseburger or no cheese?

Slaps or punches?

Or how about:

Point or no point of even discussing the matter?

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again....no tokyo olympics just cancel it right now...

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They arent admitting it but they are banking on the vaccines to save this olympics

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The correct question is "Athletes, or no athletes?"...

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One of the biggest unanswered questions about the Tokyo Olympics deals with fans.

I think at this point they need to seriously consider the possibility that the Olympics are becoming so unpopular among the public that even if they decide to allow fans in they still might end up with no fans showing up.

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It should've cancelled it to 2024 n Paris to 2028 on compromise..The pandemic will be here.Not a safe Olympic without the spectators.

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It seems the Japanese government and the IOC are adamant on holding the Olympics no matter what anyone else thinks, even the people of Japan. Other countries playing along with things like Australia going to vaccinate its athletes. But it is still too early to know. The new variants are now spreading worldwide, including within Japan, and new waves and worse to come is quite possible, especially as the new variants seem more resilient, if not even fully resilient to the current vaccines. The virus might have something to say about the Olympics despite what More, Muto and Bach dictate.

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Is not Japan a sovereign country? Have not 80% of polled civilians said no to the Olympics? How dare the Bacha idiot tell and demand that the Olympics will go on. Shameful and unbelievable!

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No talk of refunds for those who have already bought tickets and will unable to attend.

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President Yoshiro Mori, left, and CEO Toshiro Muto speak to the media after their video conference with IOC President Thomas Bach

Mori was observed looking behind the screen to try to find Bach."

Lol...good one.

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Just make Mori do all the events on his own.

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Surely the IOC have made enough money from the last 5-6 Olympics that they could tighten their belts and waive this one?

The greed of these Lords of the Rings grows stronger every day...

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Remember that Mori was the Prime Minister for less than 2 weeks. He got indicted in a record time.

Mori is a Rocket man, bursting records wherever he goes.

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Naturally, we are looking into many different scenarios

So Plan B, C, D...? We have been told no Plan B for months.

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President Yoshiro Mori, left, and CEO Toshiro Muto speak to the media after their video conference with IOC President Thomas Bach

Mori was observed looking behind the screen to try to find Bach.

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Decisions on hosting the Olympics should be made by a national referendum not controlled by Dentsu.

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What awful dithering is being shown with all this, it's a complete joke. The J-league still has fans in attendance so what's the big deal with all this? Just make a decision and stick to it, they could easily just have events open to local people, it doesn't have to be the whole world in attendance or nothing at all.

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TOKYO - One of the biggest unanswered questions about the Tokyo Olympics deals with fans.

I beg to differ. The biggest unanswered question is "why" are they trying to put on the Olympics this year?!?

I personally love the Summer Olympics and was really looking forward to the 2020 Olympics because Baseball and Women Softball was returning. But that alone is not enough to where I feel they should try and force the Olympics to happen on 2021 or 2022 for that matter. I say wait for 2024.

I understand that the Olympics is a big deal for a lot of countries (especially when you are selected to be the host country) and I really feel for many of the athletes, especially for those where this was to be their last, but it's not the end of the world if it was cancelled. Life would go on...

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Cancel anything connected with Mori. That old guy is the epitome of entitlement, greed and buffoonery that does this country no favours. It's as if he's trying to steal millions to place in his coffin. Retire yourself and the games already.

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If these games go ahead with fans present, Tokyo 2020/21 will always be known as the "Super Spreader Games".

Agree with above commenter, no games is the most ideal.

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As Bach said, the IOC is in the business of "organizing the games, not cancelling the games". They are the ones to consult for a serious discussion about whether it should go ahead.

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It's such a mess, remember it's all about the cash so it's not such a problem. The leaping Atherletes were never the focus. It's all about the money and that's becoming more obvious every week.

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The 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes will be kept in a sterile bubble in Tokyo. But thousands of others will not, including judges, officials, VIPS, sponsors, and media and broadcasters.

That makes the athletes only bubble pretty redundant then.

Television money is critical for the IOC, which gets 75% of its income from selling broadcast rights.

Indeed...screw the peasants health concerns, money rules. Sacrifice yourselves for your daimyos, plebs.

Any shortfall is likely to be made up by a Japanese government entity.

No..not government entity, us , the taxpayers...call it as it is.

Mori was unable to clearly answer a question from a Japanese reporter who asked what he means when he says Tokyo will “hold safe secure games.”

Mori is unable to answer lots of questions recently, just last week he was " unable to answer" why the shell non- profit he runs ( Jigoro Kano institute) mysteriously shut operations after receiving 1.5 million bucks for equally mysterious Tokyo Olympic bid " consultation work. Honest J- politician.

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Fans or no fans? Tokyo Olympic organizers still mum

It should be games or no games, that they really consider.

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No fans would be ideal but, To cancel the Olympic more ideal to me.

Lives more important than the Olympic.

Olympic can be held again but, Lost lives will never come back..

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