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Tokyo hopes Ginza parade will boost 2020 Olympic bid

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People will have forgotten about the Olympic athletes by the end of next month, so hope if you want guys, but I doubt public support will change all that much.

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It won't. but everybody loves a parade (when they are kids, at least).

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I like how JOC president Tsunekazu Takeda describes Tokyo as the worlds's most forward thinking city. The same city where Ishihara is the mayor,please!

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The question here is whether this 2012 patriotic celebration translates into support for the 2020 Olympic bid and the games when and if they occur. Even though I support the Tokyo bid, I have my doubts.

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Sorry but until you get that beloved dinosaur out of office spouting his hatred I SERIOUSLY doubt they'll get it. Like Probie said, the public won't give 2 hoots about them by next month anyway.

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I have no doubt this will garner a bit more domestic support, but how will it help internationally? They still need Ishihara out of there before it should even be considered one iota.

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Why on earth do they think that the parade would make any difference at all to Tokyo's chances? The only people who went are people who are sport / celebrity fans anyway, or people who simply happened to be in Ginza at the time.

Simple naivete.

I also quite agree that Ishihara will have to be dragged off to the loony bin before Tokyo has any chance. Imagine the reaction to his litany of ignorant and ill-considered comments, if the World was ever made aware of them. The biggest cheerleader for picking a fight with China is hardly the man to handle an Olympic bid, is he?

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Partially thought so ... somebody probably took a survey at the end of the parade ... and in a month or two we'll be seeing that the support in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics is 100%.

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Why on earth do they think that the parade would make any difference at all to Tokyo's chances?

It is the footage they took at the most crowded point of the parade that they will use in their presentation and say, see look how much Tokyo wants the Olympics. What they won't use is most of the rest of the footage which indicates the crowd was nowhere near that very nice round number of 500,000.

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Imagine the reaction to his litany of ignorant and ill-considered comments, if the World was ever made aware of them.

If you really want to make some kind of dent in his campaign, yourself or others could very easily submit that information to the IOC with a few clicks of the mouse.

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The bid for the 2012 Games ad the 2020 are so different. I don't think the Tokyo 2020 bid team have any idea of the bother and the cost to host the Olympics. I manged to go to London 2012 and it was so busy around the Olympic park area. The London 2012 Games had several aims beyond getting the Olympics. Regeneration (the site use to be full of toxic material), promoting fresh food, encouraging children to enjoy sports where just some of the many aims of the bid. Besides from winning the right to host the 2020 Games, what are the other aims the Japanese Olympics bid comittee have?

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