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Reports Sapporo will drop 2030 Winter Games bid draw mixed reaction


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Good no more Olympics scandal

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Thank god for that. The games would have been yet another money hole that served no purpose.

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A man in his 70s said, "Due to the scandals, it's difficult to hold the Sapporo Olympics. We should have expected the bid to be abandoned, so I'm not particularly surprised."

That man really got it! Not all Japanese old person feeling nostalgic about Japan's 1964 Olympics , some can understand with current situation.

Good for most Japanese no need, massive budget to cover another games. Also less people bowing ask for forgiveness after 2030 like what happened after Tokyo 2020.


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I think it also wise that Japan in general step back in bidding due to the scandal tainted summer Olympics in Tokyo of 2020/21. From the plagiarized logo, the stadium design debacle, the sexual discriminatory opinions of their Olympic chief, the astronomical blowout in costs and the endemic bribery of several of their Japanese sponsors. It was truly a shameful and embarrassing time for the Japanese public.

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Great news. No more wasted money on money pit sports events. But sadly Japan will waste it in other ways....

US arms that will never be used, bridges to nowhere and there are still vast areas of the countryside that haven't been concreted over.

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That goodness for that!

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The city has been unable to build momentum as public sentiment has soured following the revelation of widespread bribery and bid rigging related to the Tokyo Games in the summer of 2021.

Indeed. It's a scoundrels game. And I don't mean the events.

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any given subject will draw mixed reaction! (even this comment lol) this is just a stir-up piece of -ahem- journalism.

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Every Olympic should take place in Greece, every country joining, chip in, no need for these "bids".

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Snowman building needs to be added to the games....extra challenge if added to the Summer games

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Wise decision!

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Thank goodness!

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Wise decision.

No more billions of taxpayers yen burnt on a corrupt organisation.

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Every Olympic should take place in Greece, every country joining, chip in, no need for these "bids".

Very unfair to burden the Greeks with it every 2 years!

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Time to crack out the world's tiniest violin.

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The preposterous ludicrous costs, the IOC abject betrayal of the J tax payer from the Tokyo Olympics horror story. Once bitten twice shy.

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Good move . I wouldn’t pay Bqch’s ransom demands either .!.

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Better wait few more years till the Tokyo Olympics scams fade away.

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Hosting Tokyo 2020 cost $12.9 billion, 20 per cent more than initial calculations


Am I a Sapporo party pooper?

$12.9 billion to host a sports festival?

Did I miss something?

$12.9 billion invested in social care can change the lives for hundreds of thousands struggling, invested in the governments need to reverse the threats of depopulation?

I need a drink.

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Good. Now use the planned money for more trials and imprisonment of the corrupt slime that ruined Japan's reputation at the Tokyo Olympics. Every last one, especially the high level ones in the government. Out with these stains!

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Good, don't need it. Just adds to the national debt. Osaka is really hurting now, I bet they wish they pulled out of the Expo...

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Maybe the proponents can go busy themselves finding some "very famous" this-or-that to declare a UNESCO World Heratige Site or something instead.

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$12.9 billion

quick! How many yens?

And hey, Hokkaidos got boatloads of appeal 51 yr old man.

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This is great news.

There was no chance to use existing facilities here, because many of such facilities do not exist. No bobsleigh track or ski resort big enough to satisfy the FIS ski federation. The last time, they had to cut temporary ski runs on a mountain. Niseko, Furano etc. didn't have enough vertical drop.

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ahhhh, no "secret" bribes for the HONEST Japanese and Hokkaido governments?

What a shame.............

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They probably tried to do it "clean" without any bribes but chances are a bunch of people came out of the Olympic woodwork with their hands out.

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This is a disgrace, my partners cousin was due a nice little earner from this. The country needs to get a backbone and be strong again.

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You know the Olympics are in trouble when even Japan doesn’t want to bid.

omote? Nashi!!

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