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  1. Thank you AustraliaFan for saying this. I second and fully support your comment here. As an athlete myself there is always extreme pressure and personal demons when competing at any level let alone the biggest and greatest sporting event on earth. Naomi Osaka may have her faults, but she is a world class athlete and Olympian and celebrating her loss like they did is just wrong and the highest level of disrespect.
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  2. mate, you’re the biggest twat of all, coming on here, a Tokyo Olympics forum and sledging a champion and a highly popular person in the host country. Naomi Osaka has, like many around the world right now, has got internal battles, mental health challenges. Mental health illness has become the biggest outcome of this pandemic. I suggest you take a good look at your sick disgusting attitude and while you’re doing that, crawl back under the rock from which you came.
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  3. Not finding it, but I'll keep looking. Yeah, don't make it in here much these days. There's kinda not much to talk about because there never seems to be any Olympic bids anymore. Ha ha!
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  4. Vancouver has some hoops to jump through before it can be considered for either 2030 or 2034. The poll showing 77% public support was a very small sample size. It reminded me of the surveys the Democrats conducted in Pennsylvania showing Biden with 15 point lead prior to the election. A poll with more recipients and from a wider representation is necessary to gain a more accurate view of what the public support is for another bid The other issue is money. B.C. passed on Vancouver as a 2026 World Cup venue and Victoria as a potential 2026 CWG host. If you can't find the cash for a WC or CWG how are you going to come up with the cash and government support for an Olympics which will require significantly more capital. Don't forget the forest fires as well which are sapping public funds. Vancouver had also been on record stating a regional bid is at least a year away. 2030 is a major problem for the IOC. SLC is ideal but the IOC will have to make some financial concessions for that to happen. There are no other realistic options at this time
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  5. They can NOT introduce anything at will. The core sports (most, including handball) remain, the rest is up to IOC decisions and their approval of proposals by the host. There’s still a limit in number of events and a certain degree of universality, i.e. practicing of that sport on a high level in many countries/continents still factors in. That said, I’d love to see Lacrosse added.
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  6. First look at Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics athlete village The Queensland government has released concept images of its 2032 Olympic athletes’ village, which it hoped would do for the Northshore Hamilton area what Expo ’88 did for South Bank. Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the more than 10,000-bed village construction on the largely industrial site, about six kilometres from the Brisbane CBD and within a longstanding state priority development area, would rejuvenate the land and crystallise the long-term plan.
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  7. I doubt it. theirs no mood for constitutional change, and even if a referendum does happen i would not expect it to pass as the bar is so high (a majority of voters, in a majority of states - you can't just get 50%+1 in votes, you also need all the states to vote for it as well- something hardly ever happens)
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  8. A bit boring they're still using London 2012 anthem arrangements almost 10 years later. At least in Nagano Seiji Ozawa made arrangements of the anthems which sounded pretty nice. This is lazy as hell.
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  9. Yeah, really. Since 1996, when Russia was competing solely as Russia, the Russians have won between 56-68 medals overall at every Summer Olympics (with the exception of Sydney 2000 & Athens 2004, where they had more than that). The "ROC" right now has 18 overall medals at these Olympics, tied with host country Japan. So I don't get these so-called sanctions, either. If all the IOC has to choose from next time is a bid from St. Petersburg, & from Indonesia, India, Qatar or Baku, they're gonna go with Putinville. Plain & simple. The 'not going to Russia at all costs' only makes sense if solid options from Western locations come forth. But most of us here know, that is much easier said than done, where the IOC & hosting the Olympic Games are being looked at as a toxic brand these days in democratic locales.
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  10. The real thing, though, is that the IOC needs to worry about finding a 2030 host first, before they can even begin worrying about 2034. They don't have the luxury anymore of saying "well, L.A. is hosting 2028, so SLC 2030 will be too soon after that". Let's also remember how close SLC came to getting the 1998 Winter Games, despite Atlanta already slated for 1996. They lost to Nagano by a mere four votes. And that was at a time when the IOC actually had many choice to choose from. Not so much today, & that's particularly true for the Winter Games.
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  11. When it comes to ceremonies, Japan usually make boring ones like the 1998 opening ceremony.
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  12. He has to be sober in front of the public. Japanese media was caring about reactions of foreign media.A lots of people said it was very boring,dull and cheap. Not so.Too late.
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  13. some want you to believe it's "illegal" to buy a ticket to a tokyo event others know better. you think this whole stadium is empty because it's "illegal"? if you can't break laws, why are there jails? (or as mister said, if governments don't do exactly what you want as soon as it pops in your head, why are there governments?) wake up sheeple.
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  14. "Screwed up hosting" is one way of putting it. I suppose it did, in the same way the Titanic screwed up docking in New York.
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  15. Millions have died because of a pandemic which is yet to end thanks to their lies, and they subverted these games which many of us were waiting for years, and you still ask me what's up with me and China.
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  16. If the IOC meant serious business with Agenda 2020, Ljubljana would be a top candidate. It is more or less on a similar level in size to the two previous winter hosts (counting Gangneung with Pyeongchang) and distances to mountain venues are smaller than in Vancouver. Slovenia also has excellent winter sports infrastructure and fan culture overall, so in theory it would make a really good host. Economy is of course small, but it‘s an EU/Euro country and politically relatively stable (other than having an Orbán fan as PM). That said, having been to both, Sarajevo would always win my heart over, it is just a fascinating city.
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  17. Glad to see that twat Osaka who didn't deserve to light the cauldron get knocked out in Tennis Prelims. Serve's her right.
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