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Tokyo Olympic venues lined up, schedule remains the same

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this is no time for an Olympics. The tone deafness continues

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Mori doesn't look a day over enbalmed in that photo... It's his sort of regressive thinking that has brought Japan into the 1970's.

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The 42 venues for next year’s delayed Tokyo Olympics have been secured and the competition schedule will remain almost identical to the one that would have been used this year.

Things are being kept the same / almost identical in Japan ...lol...,,big surprise, thats standard way of operating in the whole society here, aint it? That being the case if the oyaji fossils in charge stopped being tone deaf and pig headed and just moved Olympics by a cycle to 2024, venues would still be secured and ' almost identical ' and the corona shadow resooved by then. Alas TIJ.

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 "the delay will cost $2 billion to $6 billion, with Japanese taxpayers picking up most of the bills."

Say goodbye to ever retiring if you plan to stay here.

“We expect additional costs to occur in the future"

Gee, what a surprise. Those brown envelopes don't fill themselves with bungs, you know.

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Mori reminds me of the Dark Lord from Star Wars...they really hang around collecting bloated taxpayer funded salary until they drop off don't they , the LDP old boys.

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I suspect the schedule will remain exactly the same as this year, everything cancelled, no Olympics.

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Don't use any more taxpayers money for Olympics. Tokyo Olympics will not be held next year. Corona virus infections obstinately last a couple of years all over the world. There is no vaccine for all people, probably for a couple of years. If many athletes and visitors did not come to Japan, there would be no point of Olympics.

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glad they have someone personifying athleticism running the show

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As much as I want to see the Olympics, neither Japan nor other countries and regions will be able to control the virus until next year. Even if they manage to largely decrease infection numbers, an event as big as the Olympics is too much of a risk for another outbreak.

I feel sad for the Japanese, as they were really hyped up for the Olympics.

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No word though on whether they will shift the national holidays again (which is why next week there is a 4 day weekend).

I'm sure calendar makers are scratching their heads, being that 16 month calendars which start in September will begin to be sold next month.

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The 2020 Olympics are not going to happen.

Close the lid, pull the chain and get this planet cured of COVID19, then celebrate.

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ZOOM Olympics! Rock Scissor Paper proves to be the breakout event.

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Every country has its good points and negative points. Japan its biggest negative point in all aspects of life there is Zero flexibility. This zero flexibility is what brought this virus in the first place, responding slowly to the first cases and the list goes on and they are still showing this part by moving on about the Olympics. Money over life.

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With good management in place the Olympics can go ahead. In an adapted format with much reduced opening and closing ceremonies which have become decadent wastes of money and without an Olympic village, now also a complete outdated concept in a time athletes meet each other everywhere all the time.

But with “ management” in the hands of politicians, anachronistic federations, Dentsu and JTB , good luck!

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The Olympics will run next year

@ James - Who really is going to show up with the continued virus?

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Really Mable, really? According to most polls, most Japanese (79%) had no interest in the olympics and think they are a waste of money. The most recent poll had an increase to 85%. I don't know who you are talking to for your information.

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Its going to be interesting to watch the Athletes participate in track & field events whilst wearing Bio-hazard/ hazmat suits in the scotching Japanese Summer heat.

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I don't think so. Cancel the Olympics and move on to the next venue. I'm sure it will take at least a year before things possible will settle down with this virus.

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Japan is closed to non-Japanese. Not a good look if you want people to come to the Olympics.

i doubt the Games will happen, if they do it will be smaller with some countries choosing not to take part. Just cancel it.

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Phew .. ..6000M$/120M= 50$ per living Japanese . Easy peasy lemon squeezey.

It is nothing even when you multiply it by 100 especially when you compare it with a PCR test that cost about 30.000JPY (correct me if I am wrong) per go also tax payer money OK maybe disguised as medical insurance but still our money. And while a great deal will stay in Japan the kit cost portion will go to China or Korea.

By next year July I don't think there will be a virus. The US vaccine sort of works, the Chinese already vaccinate their military with theirs, the UK vaccine seems promising. There are about 30.000 people already wiling to get infected on 1daysooner.org.

I don't think it will be difficult to vaccinate everyone in the risk group and people wanting/needed to travel by May of 2021.

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The Olympics will run next year without a doubt

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