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No Tokyo Olympics likely means no Beijing Winter Games either, says Pound

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By Steve Keating

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If the postponed Tokyo Olympics do not go ahead next year due to COVID-19 then the 2022 Beijing Winter Games will likely also fall victim to the pandemic, said long-time International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound.

Yeah, they see the writing on the wall.

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Tokyo will go ahead but it is likely the Beijing winterlandschap will be boycotted by the USA and an important number of other countries but even if IOC pulls the Games emperor Xi will organize alternative games to save face. China and North Korea will compete in those.

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No Beijing Olympics? Bonus!!!

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Yeah, they see the writing on the wall.

of course.

No Beijing Olympics? Bonus!!!

absolutely!!

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Beijing should have the games pulled or boycotted because of their behaving HK, the South China Sea, East China Sea and Taiwan.

they are free-riders in the West and it’s time for that ride to come to an end.

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If Disney can open I am sure the Olympics can be held in a safe manner.

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China seems safer than Japan right now. They're definitely dealt with coronavirus better than the Japanese ever could.

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Yes, Dick Pound is hard on the facts

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One can hope.

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Graham, you forgot the Uighur genocide underway also. I know it is hard to remember it all.

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China will reap what they sowed

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Whether the virus comes under control or not, Beijing should be stripped of the Olympics as a punishment for the economic havoc the CCP and their virus have created.

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Whether the virus comes under control or not, Beijing should be stripped of the Olympics as a punishment for the economic havoc the CCP and their virus have created.

If we punish the CCP for being where the virus started, how do we punish the US for being where the virus has thrived and been fostered?

You're opening up a big can of worms with your calls for punishment for being victims of a virus.

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If Tokyo has to cancel the olympics while Beijing gets to have theirs there will be huge outrage!

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Don't be too hard on Dick Pound, he just needs to clarify what measures can be taken and safely pound home the message into the Chinese to avoid any premature explosions.

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