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Tokyo a candidate for track and field world championships

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Gotta find a way to make up those billions lost on Tokyo 2020 right.

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1.6 BILLION USD you say??

Shame on you. We could’ve built enough kindergartens finally for that amount.

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@Spitfire

I remember when Tokyo was host of the 1991 World Athletic Championships.

The stadiums were empty despite Mike Powell's world record.

I remember when Tokyo was host of the Olympics.

Empty stadiums then, too.

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Another banal event for entitled idiots to run around a field where the taxpayer foots the bill. Yawn.

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socrateos....

It's similar to supporting Libraries, Museums, Parks, etc. Pursuit of excellence in physical culture, one of the oldest in human history since ancient Greek, is believed to be beneficial to the general public.

Libraries, museums and parks ARE in the public interest. Holding the world Athletic championship for a week with little interest is NOT in the public interest. I would suggest using the money wasted on the athletics to support more parks, museums and libraries.

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I remember when Tokyo was host of the 1991 World Athletic Championships.

The stadiums were empty despite Mike Powell's world record.

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The stadiums were empty despite Mike Powell's world record.

There are soccer fans, Rugby fans, baseball fans and even a few tennis fans but Athletics "fans" just don't exist.

Why does Tokyo want to waste more of its tax payers money?

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Kyushubill....

Gotta find a way to make up those billions lost on Tokyo 2020 right.

sorry to be the bringer of bad news but holding this event will only ADD to the losses. World athletics is not a money maker.

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The $1.4 billion Tokyo national stadium, built by the Japanese government for last year's Olympics, is being viewed as a site for the track and field world championships.

might as well, have they even used it for anything other than the Olympics yet?

(no paying fans)

I’m assuming they held mass vaccination sites in there?

(no paying fans)

so ¥0 + ¥0 = ¥0

¥0 yen towards that $1.4 billion stadium.

sounds like a GREAT investment on the stadium there, Japan

and oh by the way, due to the poor exchange rate, it’s gonna take even longer to pay that sum off.

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Antti Pihlakoski, the chairman of the inspection team, praised Tokyo. But neither he nor Koike took any questions at a brief photo opportunity at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building.

So after investing so much money in an international event that produced very poor returns to the city they plan to do another international sports event? I would guess this is the reason they did not take any questions.

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Mr Kipling

"The stadiums were empty despite Mike Powell's world record."

There are soccer fans, Rugby fans, baseball fans and even a few tennis fans but Athletics "fans" just don't exist.

Why does Tokyo want to waste more of its tax payers money?

It's similar to supporting Libraries, Museums, Parks, etc. Pursuit of excellence in physical culture, one of the oldest in human history since ancient Greek, is believed to be beneficial to the general public.

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Mr Kipling

socrateos....

"It's similar to supporting Libraries, Museums, Parks, etc. Pursuit of excellence in physical culture, one of the oldest in human history since ancient Greek, is believed to be beneficial to the general public."

Libraries, museums and parks ARE in the public interest. Holding the world Athletic championship for a week with little interest is NOT in the public interest.

Bunbu-Ryodo (文武両道), or Learning and Physical Training, or Mind and Body, is a traditionally upheld dual value of an ideal person, therefore, a public interest.

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