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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic spectator cap set at 10,000 or 50% capacity per venue See in context

Getting used to the level of disgust surrounding this organisation. The only reason is so the VIP’s and federation heads, noc’s, IOC members would not stand out.

i stop now, and this time i mean it, with this website. Bye to all

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Posted in: New Zealand selects transgender athlete Hubbard for Olympic women's weightlifting team See in context

If a transgender, man to women, wants to compete then why not as a women in a mans category ? See how far they get

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Posted in: New Zealand selects transgender athlete Hubbard for Olympic women's weightlifting team See in context

I find it simply unacceptable. The only comfort is that it happens in a sport where the majority of top athletes cheat. The entire Romanian federation is currently banned.

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Posted in: Organizers show off athletes' village a month before Tokyo Olympics begin See in context

Horrible beds in horrible rooms in horrible buildings. A disgrace even without corona

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Posted in: Ugandan Olympic team member tests positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Japan See in context

The “safe “ games are coming up. This Friday also at the US Olympic trials there was one athlete positive and a staff member. Both fully vaccinated and a-symptomatic but proofs the great danger for the Japanese public.

what i find more incredible is that the 8 other athletes were just put on the bus to Osaka. Crazy that. Also for the athletes. A 10 bus ride after a long flight.

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Posted in: Returning U.S. Olympians rely on experience for another shot at glory See in context

Before the start of the US track and field trials Friday, one athlete and one staffer, both fully vaccinated tested positive for Covid. It proofs the danger for Japanese people coming in contact even with vaccinated athletes

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Posted in: Tokyo LGBTQ center head hoping Olympics spark social change See in context

I hate organisations dragging in any event, topic or stretched arguments to support their interests. I am fine with any individuals decision but tired of this lgbt’s exhibitionism. I will treat you equal, be yourself, but stop trying to be special and different and seeking attention when you say what you want is to be like all others.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka won't be required to talk to press at Tokyo Olympics See in context


No, she has not confirmed her attendance, IMG has just said she is preparing and looking forward to it. She will be hoping the right excuse comes along for her to cancel. Higher virus case, more players to bow out, etc.

she does not want to come and if the mental issues are serious it would seem a very bad decision to go to a tournament where pressures and expectations are tge highest

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka won't be required to talk to press at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Another pathetic move from the Tokyo organisation and IOC to play the public. Kneeling for Osaka to come and play nut because they care anything about her but for more glory for the Holy Games

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Posted in: Are you old enough to remember a time when there were no cell phones, no email, no internet and no way to keep you connected to the world 24 hours a day? If so, do you sometimes think fondly back on that time? See in context

It was a lot better, especially the internet with “asocial media” and the “ instant “ unresearched press is troublesome. The fame, biased “ news” and “ influencers “ are dangerous. In general it made people less creative, lazy and less active.

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Posted in: Health experts warn of Olympic COVID-19 threat; prefer no spectators See in context

Copa America, 66 Covid cases.

only 10 teams

olympics ?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 453 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,623 See in context

Numbers are not down, they are up in Tokyo and will keep rising. This still under SoE.

Seriously sick in the entire country up over yesterday.

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Posted in: Art becomes form of protest against Tokyo Olympics See in context

I will buy anti 2021 olympic merchandise and art but also pro 2022 Olympic merchandise.

going to make my own polo’s today.

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Posted in: Toshiba chairman says he may leave once problems fixed: report See in context

But he is one of the problems

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID vaccinations for foreign embassy officials on Monday See in context

But the diplomats have been vaccinated A long time ago as they are much above us mere humans. There is a special section at the ministry of foreign affairs that took care of that. And the diplomats families. And all of them quietly accepted it.

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Posted in: Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency See in context

Me too. I will not watch it, is is an abomination and a disgrace to humanity to hold these Games now.

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Posted in: Nadal, Osaka both out of Wimbledon; she'll go to Olympics See in context

She will pull out of the Olympics in a few weeks.

no Nadal, No Thiem , no Federer and likely no djokovic

No Williams, No Osaka likely.

scrap tennis

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Posted in: Osaka still set to play Wimbledon, say organizers See in context

“ we have reached out to her team “ is a good one, considering IMG, Osaka’s agency has been selling broadcasting rights for Wimbledon( except UK) and sponsorships for 50+ years.

so pressure to play comes again from many sides.

i always said, and i used to work for them, that it should not be allowed to organize tournaments, represent players, sell broadcasting rights and sponsorships all by one company.

as i can not accept that Alibaba or Wada, owners of big sports marketing companies can be sponsors of global events at the same time.

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Posted in: Sake is losing ground as it fails to offer classic combinations, such as wine for steak and beer for ‘yakiniku’ grilled meat. It’s a critical situation. See in context

The product is not the problem at all, the old fashioned, near medieval marketing and advertising is. And in general a lack of advertising and if they do they use the even more antiquated Dentsu or Hakuhodo agencies as uncreative as possible. Packaging needs to change for abroad and leading brand names created. There is also no product informative promotion so that 90% of people abroad still think sake is only drank warm.

Sake has everything to be a leading alcoholic drink, the makers have to look at themselves. The match with good excuse is ridiculous. Beer and wine are in general lower in alcohol content, Sake is more in the Porto, Sherry, Campari, Martini range. They do well and have no food connections. Sake has Sushi-sashimi over them, and it’s smoothness. It should be a topper with the right marketing

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Posted in: Sports writers could ditch the 'clown questions' See in context

i prepare my athletes to enjoy press conferences as the beginning of relaxation time after their event( depending if they have shower before or after. If after its the 2nd relaxation moment.

truth is, with a little bit of good management the athlete is always in control and can ignore, laugh off, or turn any question on the journalist. If an athlete is not comfortable at a press conference he must fire his agent.

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Posted in: NBCUniversal CEO says Tokyo Olympics could be most profitable ever for company See in context

I was told it would come with old age, the onset of memory loss. Because, Mr Shell i do not remember that prior to the London or Rio Olympics nearly 4 million people died of an infectious disease. Neither a world locked in upon itself for 18 months. Thank you for clarifying to me that covid is nothing more than a little nuisance for the Olympics. We are so sorry to have caused you all this inconvenience in Japan. Please forgive our friends and family members for dying in such an inconvenient way for you

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Posted in: Schools pull out of Tokyo Olympic spectator program over virus fears See in context

Why ? Do they not have feith in the almighty IOC and Suga san ?

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Posted in: Toshiba's No. 2 shareholder calls for immediate resignation of chairman, 3 directors See in context

The ex ceo should be kept from leaving the country. His last ditch attempt to sell the company and take it off the stock market ( and silence the shareholders) to his ex employer, Blackstone at a bargain price, is a very transparent cover up.

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Posted in: China cautions G7 that 'small' groups don't rule the world See in context

Nor do pompeus fake emperors, mr Xi

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Posted in: From triumph of 1964 Olympics to COVID: Japan then and now See in context

From Triumph in 1964 to disaster in 2021. All the good gained in 1964 will be destroyed in 2021 while 2022 would provide only positives. Japan, as a sovereign nations buckles under the pressure of a few greedy foreigners.


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Posted in: For those of you who changed to working remotely from home when the pandemic began, have you developed any bad habits? See in context

Yes, commenting on Japan Today

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Posted in: Ozeki Asanoyama gets 1-year ban for breaking coronavirus rules See in context

Well, i have managed over a hundred world champions and Olympic medallists and worked with 2 Yokozuno and 1 Oseki before.

i managed an F1 circuit and created a j league team.

so, i accept your challenge and scepticism and let’s see

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Posted in: Ozeki Asanoyama gets 1-year ban for breaking coronavirus rules See in context

I think, this might be a blessing in disguise for him. His career was stalling. Maybe he is not happy at his Beya or personally. He needs some extra lower body work, loose 20 kgs to 150 and work on chest and shoulder muscles.

BUT, if managed well he will be Yokozuno by 2024. And a strong one. There are clearly issues because he was struggling the past 18 months.

i an bring him there. He can call me

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Posted in: Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released from jail See in context

Pls think about what China would consider as “ good behavior “.

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