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Tokyo Olympic organizers to consider daily COVID-19 tests on athletes

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So, every test will be billed at 20,000 yen which is the standard charge here?

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Good idea, and I hope it goes well.

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In December, a government-led panel tasked with providing coronavirus countermeasures stated in an interim report that testing for the virus on athletes will take place every 96 to 120 hours in principle.

That same gov panel also decided to restrict entry for athletes to within 5 days prior to their event, and within 48 hours of completing or being eliminated.

Here's the actual guideline from the IOC:

*• Arrival: ...athletes should arrive at the Olympic Village(s) 5 days prior to the start of their competition. *

*• In cases where travel time to Japan and time difference is minimal, the number of days spent in the Olympic Village prior to the competition should be shorter. *

*• Athlete departure: Athletes should depart from the Olympic Village(s) a maximum of 48 hours after their elimination, or their completion, of their specific competition (whichever comes first).*

So the planned 4 day schedule would be kinda pointless, especially since it currently takes 24+ hours to get results.

Oh, but notice it said arrive/depart the "Olympic Village" and not Japan itself? Yeah, because their guidelines also said this:

Where possible, athletes should acclimatise to the time differences in Pre-Games Training Camps in the Japan rather than in the Olympic Village.

So spreading COVID around the countryside training camps is OK, just not the Olympic Village. Nice.

https://stillmedab.olympic.org/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/News/2020/12/Tokyo-2020-Olympic-Village-Guidelines-for-NOCs-in-relation-to-period-of-stay-eng.pdf

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Brilliant idea, meanwhile the rest of the population can do without

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Hope spectators are checked every day before entering venues, too.

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Anal swabs this time? Like China?

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Anal swabs only for Chinese athletes. Use jumbo pocky sticks.

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There is also a probability for two or three false negatives in a row, if I might add it to the ‘discussion’ that has already long ended by decision.

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There was a month long competition in the USA, among all the teams in the National Women's Soccer League, in 2020. There were no spectators. Players were completely isolated in a so-called 'bubble' for the entirety. They were tested every day. Everyone was tested prior to and on arrival and travelled as a team to the event.

If the IOC and the Tokyo Olympics authorities are insistent on conducting an event which the population as a whole opposes, at a minimum they could follow such guidelines.

As is, it will be a fiasco. The organizers in Japan and abroad appear to be 'mental'.

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 will likely consider the option

Other than the word "the", there is nothing definite about any of the words in this sentence. Typical of how things go around here.

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What for? There isn't going to be a Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Anal swabs only for Chinese athletes.

Hell yeah! I'll second that. Send them a message. Be careful what you do to others.

Use jumbo pocky sticks.

Nah.. Yakitori sticks

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Aly RustomMar. 16 02:06 pm JST

Anal swabs only for Chinese athletes.

Hell yeah! I'll second that. Send them a message. Be careful what you do to others.

Use jumbo pocky sticks.

Nah.. Yakitori sticks

A doctor had a rectal thermometer on his ear and a nurse pointed that out to him. He looked at the thermometer and said “Darn, some a..hole has my pencil.”

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