Geez, alot you are really ash it wasn't her day. Even the best of the best have a one-off day and lose.
You might feel good bashing her but that doesn't take away anything from her. Naomi is probably down with the loss, no need punching someone who is down.
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Alot of sour grapes here for Russia, Sochi happened how many years ago ? guess Russia is always supposed to carry that tag forever, whereas, the Balco lab is conveniently forgotten and getting zero mention. Well not surprised at all, he who has the media controls the narrative. Control is not limited to countries with authoritarian regimes.
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Basketball and handball are already a done deal for Japan.
I won't say that especially in basketball with two NBA players and the US overpaid NBA
prima donnas looking more like pushovers Japan stands a good chance of winning a medal.
The highlights of the basketball match with Spain was the worst highlight in my more than 50yrs
on earth. The highlight was about 3mins long and never once did they show the winner spain score
even one basket. The only time spain was shown trying to score was the buzzer beating throw from center of the court that obviously didn't enter the basket. If one didn't watch the match and only tuned into the highligts and didn't look at the scores, one would think Japan rolled over Spain beat them mercilessly. I don't know what message the broadcaster was trying to relay to viewers with such one-sided highlight. Just too petty.
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The problem is that the Japanese news just reprints what they are told.
No testing numbers: Ok! No fact checking the official news: Ok!
I am still searching for a word to call them, calling them media is a disservice to real media.
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Yes, as a Tokyo 2020 official said, "We hope the selection of Naomi Osaka will improve the image of Tokyo 2020."
Commend the official for being honest albeit unknowingly to admit it was done for the image rather than with the intention to send out the message that the country is changing to become inclusive of others. Image is the biggest obstacle here. Things will get better when the people, the country stop worrying about how they are peceived outside. Just live naturally and stop worrying and asking others what they think of you.
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Many mixed Japanese are doing very fine. Why make it appear as though everyone are suffering. Blanket statements.
How do you know they are doing fine and what are you basing the observation on?
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One poster on JT claimed he moved here from Canada with his Japanese wife and two children because his children were experiencing too much racism,
We have a saying, "Jumping from the "Jumping from the fry pan into the fire"
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Welcome to the world of tatemae and honne.
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Zero discretion, zero common sense.
Almost everywhere fools are in position of influence while the intelligent people are subservient to the fools.
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You had better watch the match before commenting, the people of Taiwan and any person who is truely neutral will have a contrary view, The Taiwanese was the more aggressive, Takato was tired, even the Japanese commentors were honest enough to say so, to penalize the more aggressive wrestle is nothing but robbery. I feel sorry for the Taiwanese and I commend them for accepting the verdict graciously,
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I love the British media are so good at hyping, what was this boy's performance at the Euro ?
Heard of the spanish boy Pedri who is 18, but never Sancho. Somebody enlighten me.
Harry Kane for £160m during the pandemic with all teams feeling the financial pinch, the tottenham
owner is laughing all the way to the bank.
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Should I not trust the official stats?
I mean, it would take a lot of people working together to hide them, It would be a conspiracy.
Is that your theory?
Nope , You are free to believe what you want. I also trust Bach and Suga that they can deliver a virus
free Olympics. Should I not trust our leaders ?
By the way, how did you come to the conclusion that it would take alot of people to hide data
that is pooled from around the country and input into a system at a central point ?
I Think a lot of people will like to know why.
Imagine a company with 100 branches nationwide, sales for the day are faxed to the head office
where they are input in the system, would it take alot of people to change the data ?
It takes alot of people that is why large companies are unable to cook the books, Toshiba, Enron to name a few are not large companies.
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8 deaths for the whole of Japan
I own the rainbow bridge and giving out cheap.
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Didn't someone a few days ago mentioned "Olympic spirit"? Obviously it is missing here!!! If athletes can't put Religion/Politics aside during Olympics, what chance is there for warring parties?
How about the IOC cowering to China and calling Taiwan Chinese Taipei and to rub salt to injury make them carry some humiliating flag and not the countries flag, I guess if it was you will not feel humiliating,
Feel free to down vote.
When has there never been Religion and politics in the world let alone the olympics? It is never gonna happen and just because a select few preaching it doesn't mean it is true or the reality. Demanding so much and holding a small unknown individual to a higher standard than the all powerful IOC that is cowering to China beggars believe. I guess, If Bach was Tedros some of you here would have been quick in calling him a tool of China or that he has been bought over. Some here are blinded by nationalism some by color and expecting rational thinking from such people would be asking the impossible.
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I was going to make a scarcastic comment about Olympic togetherness and putting these kind of things aside. But then I remembered that that Taiwan is still forced to participate as "Chinese Taipei".
Chinese Taipei might not even that humiliating to the people of Taiwan,
Did you see the flag they were forced to use, so humiliating to the people of this nice nation, unfortunately some here don't see hypocrisy even when it is steering them in their face,
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You can down vote all you want but expecting everyone the world over won't see some controversy is being very naive, I bet if this olympics was being held in China or Russia alot of you down voting here will be the first to cry foul. Expecting humans to be rational is a tall order.
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A more befitting title for the article should have been "Japan wins beach volleyball match by forfeiture after Czech player test positive for covid" because that is what it is. Cancellation is not the right word to use here, a match can be cancelled and rescheduled, By the way, what happened to teams having back up players in standby just in case something happens to a player, The SA didn't fly in players even after 3 players tested positive days before the match.
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The Czechs were supposed to be playing a team from the host country that would have been making its Olympic debut.
South Africa about to play host have 3 key players test positive and forced to quarantine, curtailing their preparation and now the Czechs. Is this just a coincidence ? But I feared from the onset the PCR testing with the false positives and negatives will make this olympics the most controversial in history and not to create a situation where there is suspicion, all lab test could have been handled by the IOC and manned by technicians from various countries just like the doping test and not left to the host nation. Secondly, all the athletes were supposed to have been say a 7 digit number or more that will be stated on the test sample and not their names that just a select few can access online and those with access cannot edit the results. I don't know what the protocol is , if any body has an idea I would like to know.
There is too much at stake for the IOC, J-government, some countries government, companies, athletes and by human nature , some will do anything to succeed,
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There are so many people who love the Olympics.
There are so many people suffering out there due to the greed of a selected few. You will derive so much happiness and satisfaction reaching out to them. A self centered fool who is only about himself and breaking some useless attendance record. Good riddance.
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While only half the supposed available beds are being used, the number of those awaiting guidance on hospitals admission has gone for just over 900 last week to 2,276 today.
Why are they not letting people into the hospitals?
If you can answer why they don't want to test it might probably answer your question, One reason they are not testing is out of fear that more cases will be found requiring care and probably admission into hospitals which in turn might impact the medical system, kind of weird but that is the reasoning. The welfare centers claim they are understaffed yet nothing has been done to alleviate the shortage so they do everything to limit testing or contact tracing.
Kind of trying to save a burning house and not the human being trapped in the house.
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For the first time, OBS will film the entire Games in ultra-high definition (4K). And Japanese viewers with the very latest television sets will even be able to watch in 8K.
Why didn't they tell us about this high tech we and many other million s would have reserved their 100K to get a new TV and probably enjoy the new experience of spectator free olympics instead of spending it on moyashi to survive the pandemic
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Macron Bonaparte bienvenu au Japon. Watch out for slaps or a punch.
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The government is reluctant to call for more supply than already agreed upon, as many poorer countries are much further behind in their vaccination efforts.
Good spin, hoarding the vaccine is giving consideration to poorer countries that are behind. If they really cared about poorer countries the 70M doses of Astra zeneca being produced in Hyogo pref would have been donated or sold cheap to those countries instead of stockpiling the vaccines when they are never going to use them, eventually they will be looking for takers when nobody needs them and will go wasted.
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I have little doubt that the 'official' infection figures are a small fraction of the real number of infected people in Japan.
That is why the reporting of olympic related infection is along the line of the 12 infections 2 were from abroad and the remaining 10 are people residing in Japan. All of a sudden Japanese and us foreigners are conveniently seen or used as one, when not long ago we foreigners regardless of our status were refused entry back into the country. Talk about obscuring facts.
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At least the men's soccer team won on Thursday — a day before the opening ceremony of the pandemic-impacted games.
Congrats to the mens team for the narrow victory against the quarantined, ill-prepared and psycologically defeated opponent. Kudos to the match officials for the impartial officiating.
As expected the commentaries and reporting after the match was a big disappointment and no where near international standards.
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Tokyo 2020 has had a difficult build-up and the opening ceremony is no exception, with a series of sackings of people connected with the show.
May be it is the curse of Zaha Haddid. The author forgot the plagiarism of the stadium design from the original Zaha design and also plagiarism of the logo, suicide from over work etc. The bid itself wasn't without a bibery scandal. There has been a catalogue of scandals it is difficult to keep track.
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This time around, after a year's pandemic delay, the Japanese public is largely locked out and distrustful of the Games, fearing an influx of infections from the foreign visitors.
Distrustful of the games or the foreign visitors.?
Yeah Japan is free of infections and has to fear infections from foreign visitors.
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Edging closer and closer to 2,000 and possibly 5,000 / day by the end of this year.
5,000 a day, that will never happen. You can take that to the bank and cash it. It would require Tokyo to perform over 50K tests a day. With very high testphobia I don't see that happening.
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while 254 cases were aged under 19.
The psychological effect of numbers , imagine the above 254 cases was broken down as under 19, 154 cases and 10 and under 100. We know 10 and under don't drink or visit eateries so we will guess rightly that they contracted it in school or at home. And most that are trying to undermine the seriousness of this virus won't be saying it. It didn't make the news here but last week a 10 year girl was in serious condition and placed on a ventilator.
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