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Diving qualifier and test event confirmed for Tokyo


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Excellent! I've been missing some world-class diving this year.

Diving World Cup is a huge event, usually held for the countries who haven't already qualified for the Olympics. It has been the Trial event pre-Olympics since 2012 to validate everything from the pool, judging, video, audio, scoring all work correctly for each competition.

Anyone attending who hasn't already been vaccinated, will need to get a 1-shot vaccine in the next week to be as safe as possible. I worry about the teams from mid-tier diving countries being able to accomplish that - so those in Latin America who are sometimes good enough to make the finals, even if their programs aren't likely to earn any medals.

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The BBC had reported FINA was concerned organizers of the Diving World Cup had not done enough to protect athletes from COVID-19.

And I am seriously concerned that the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics are not doing enough to protect its staff and spectators from COVID-19.

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Are the organizers serious ???

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