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Crowds gather outside Tokyo stadium for Olympics opening ceremony

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Waiting for what?

Scalpers?

Did they put up big tv screens outside for people to watch?

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Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity

nothing more to say.

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Crowds gather outside Tokyo stadium for Olympics opening ceremony

Where is social distancing? Who held this event ?

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You have to be joking.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Hundreds of not so smart people.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

Positive attitude.

It is true that the event is a greater risk for Japan due to the arrival of people from all over the world (Olympians and delegates), but things are happening and if you are not afraid you go and see at least a part of the opening ceremony.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

The Olympic games, we are told, is a lofty event deserving of the world's attention, like the World Cup, the British Royal Family, the Pope and the Dalai Lama. The media cheerfully obliges, and disregards anyone with contrary opinions, who might dare to speak up and show indifference. The rest of humanity is lofted along in its slipstream. Sheeple, it is time for you to start waving flags and show your excitement. Go for it!

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Well... with infections being at their highest in six months, I hope they are at least taking care... errr... I guess they aren't if there.

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Well done. True hospitality spirit.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

It's yet to kick off but already it's the worst Olympics ever.

I remember during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a pro-Japan, anti-Korea poster here argued that Pyeongchang Games would only be remembered for the Rotavirus cases.

I wonder what he thinks the Tokyo Games will be remembered for.

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still cant go to a bar or drink in a park or public area in peace.

But thousands can gather in a park to see an airshow or hanging around now right outside the Olympic stadium that no one is allowed to enter. does any of this make any sense?

and thousands of people turned out across Tokyo earlier in the day for an Olympic aerial display by the Japanese air force.

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Let’s all run the chance of getting sick by getting together in a big crowd to see… nothing.

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"Until now it didn't feel like the Olympics, but now we are by the stadium, it feels like the Olympics!"

it would be better to watch on TV back in your 1dk…

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NHK is reporting “Live” that hundreds of police are staged in the area to ‘protect the people’. - From what?

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What's with all this NEGATIVITY people, could it be STRESS or else!???

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Apparently for some, standing outside a fenced-in pool is just as refreshing as swimming in it:

Until now it didn't feel like the Olympics, but now we are by the stadium, it feels like the Olympics!"
-1 ( +1 / -2 )

1000 dignitaries watching on the inside of a stadium built for 68,000. How many are standing outside now?

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Snowy...you are refreshingly funny.

”But opposition appeared to soften as athletes began arriving in the country, and thousands of people turned out across Tokyo earlier in the day for an Olympic aerial display by the Japanese air force.”

Are you joking? Who is this ignorant writer?

Did a beach jog today and decided to walk a bunch and ask 100 people a simple question or two.

Will you watch the Olympic opening? and should it be cancelled due to the pandemic?

2 little kids said what is it? Three 6th grade boys with skateboards wanted to see that aspect. All of the adults said cancel and not watching.

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While I will continue to criticize some points of the Games. And while I think that these Games are not fully safe... given that it is taking place no matter what, I think that the only thing left for me to say at least today is safe Games for every athlete, and I hope that no one, no athlete, no organiser, no assistant or worker contracts COVID-19. I hope they all stay safe.

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Watching from TV would be better.

You can see the ceremony without being worried that you may have a glimp.

I don't see the point.

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Lots of demonstrators outside the stadium.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be7DkelaUqA

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And they are allowed to do that? What about the government's 3Cs? What about social distancing? About refraining from leaving home / prefecture? What about please watch on TV? What about the police force around the Olympic sites; just decoration to give some (fake) sense of importance to a non-event?

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They obviously didn’t notice the lack of rainbow seals in the area, denoting it as a safe place to gather. Not enough traffic cones, or orange sticks to disperse these people, or common sense.

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Japan offers hope to the hopeless. Athletes from across the Planet trust the Japanese. They have all arrived in Tokyo to cover themselves with honor and glory.

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