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National Olympic Committees confident Tokyo 2020 can overcome heat, water quality issues

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How can the JOC overcome the heat and water quality issue? Does the JOC control nature so that it can cool down August heat? Can the JOC magically build up a metropolitan scale sewage treatment system in one year to make water problem go away?

The only way to overcome the heat and water quality issue is to move the Tokyo Olympics to late September and move the ocean swimming event to far away from Tokyo, not to Fukushima but way down South, how about Okinawa?

As for the food problem, all able Olympic teams should bring in all their food and water and take nothing from what the JOC provides at the Olympic village.

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South Korea says it is worried that any food produced in Fukushima could be contaminated by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was severely damaged by the 2011 tsunami

Many countries are. Taiwan and Australia recently upheld their bans on food and produce from that area.

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"Of course we know there are some heat issues but overall, for all the different teams, these are the circumstances and we have to deal with it"

Can anyone figure out what this actually means? To me, it just says: "Yes, there are heat issues, but overall, there are heat issues"

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Praying is not confidence. It is begging for an external force to affect what you could have yourself. Japan is screwed. Show me a single day for the past three weeks that hasn't had a weather alert advising people not to engage in outdoor exercise.

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Japan's Olympic Committee have this planned. They figure they stand a better chance of a medals tally by competing in extreme Japanese heat. Regardless of health.

Go and take a walk along the Meguro river this week. It looks and smells like a chemical cesspit. It flows into Tokyo Bay.

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Ascissor

"Of course we know there are some heat issues but overall, for all the different teams, these are the circumstances and we have to deal with it"

Can anyone figure out what this actually means? To me, it just says: "Yes, there are heat issues, but overall, there are heat issues"

It translates to the American expression: "It is what it is."

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