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  1. It is nonsense, to think anything else, of course it is, and I'm not offended that you tell us its nonsense and we're out of our minds. When that clown from Florida was dead serious in his own mind, that's when I took real offense. Anyway, I measure the Games start from Day -2 which is now just 73 days away, it will be a Tuesday night 8PM in the eastern US and we will see your Australian women's softball team taking on the hosts.
  2. I think the next biggest athletics stadium in LA holds fewer than 10000. Hayward Field is I'm sure the largest athletics stadium in the US, as every other large college football stadium has removed the running track, so as to provide better seating.
  3. Florida volunteers to host 2021 Olympics if Japan backs out due to COVID-19 concerns - CBSSports.com
  4. TOKYO OLYMPICS ARE COMING TO PEACOCK - NBC Sports PressboxNBC Sports Pressbox (nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com) This may have your answer.
  5. Potential Tokyo state of emergency does not affect Games - IOC (yahoo.com) Followed later by this polyanna response.
  6. Thomas Bach, today: “We really think we are undertaking all the right efforts to minimize the (coronavirus) risk as much as you can minimize the risk in such a situation. The Olympic Village will be a different Olympic Village, yes, but it will be a pretty safe place." and "Tokyo continues to be the best prepared Olympic city ever." Well, I, for one, am reassured.
  7. News I've seen today say Munich and Dublin have been been given until Friday to submit their attendance plan to UEFA. The same story said London wants (hopes?) for a full stadium for the final on July 11.
  8. All of us do. Really. I don't think we would be here otherwise. But if the choice is Olympics with no spectators or no Olympics at all, I think I know where most of us will be. I'll take my no spectator Olympics this year, and hope for something better in 3 years.
  9. I was going to say it in my last post, but Euro 2020 is a go, with fans in the stands, in 12 cities from Baku to Dublin. Is that still all right?
  10. I'm just as excited about the Olympics today as I ever have been. If they take place, I will be just as glued to my computers watching as I have ever been. Whether there are spectators or not, it doesn't matter to me, because the Games are really just a big TV show. And honestly, in the last few Games I've seen large blocs of empty seats. And we've been watching every other sporting event without spectators, really. That said, I understand the current situation in Japan, and worldwide. I read today where one Japanese government minister said cancellation is still an option. For me. t
  11. 2036 is the next possible date for Tokyo. I guess they can wait for 15 years.
  12. Personally, for the 24% who say postpone again, I think they need to be told that that is not an option, its either cancel forever or hold the Games starting July 21. How would those 24% feel then, I wonder? Good informative article by Sports Illustrated Tokyo 2020 Olympics: High opposition in Japan, but where? - Sports Illustrated
  13. How do Americans feel about a Beijing Winter Olympics boycott? - The Washington Post I avoid posting every article I see on this subject. But, I thought this was worth a read by everyone here.
  14. The BOA exists to prepare and send British athletes to the Olympic Games. Period.
  15. The Games are not going to be moved, but nonetheless, Does Senator Scott and RedWhiteBlue24 propose that the US taxpayer pay for a Winter Games shifted to Canada, Europe, or elsewhere? Otherwise, Prime Minister Trudeau will justifiably ignore him as well he should with a member of the out-of-power US political party. And I love his 1950s-60s Red-baiting, refusing to refer to the country as the People's Republic of China or just China. Is he going to start calling Taiwan Democracy China?
  16. Australia's Olympic team uniform provider ASICS Please explain how this is the IOC's official supplier.
  17. And the British Olympic Association will tell the UK Government what they can do with their boycott. Plus, Great Britain has a perfect record of Olympic attendance. 56 Summer and Winter Olympic Games held, 56 times Great Britain has sent a team.
  18. As for Budapest, for the last three days the Hungarian capital has been hosting the European Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament. 288 wrestlers across 35 European countries are competing. If any sport is going to risk the spread of Covid-19, its hard to think of one more likely to do so than wrestling. Have we heard yet of any positives coming out of this tournament? Definitely.
  19. I wish a thoughtful reporter would remind Blinken or Psaki or any other Administration official who keeps saying they haven't decided on a boycott that the USOPC has announced on March 11 that USA athletes are attending the Beijing Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games and then a follow-up along the lines of "so are you prepared to force US athletes not to attend by any or all means necessary?" (revoke passports, etc. as was something that was suggested that the Carter Administration would do in 1980 if the USOC would not fall into line).
  20. Right Ulu, If I remember correctly, it is the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee alone, based on selections made by the applicable federation or governing body, that enters US athletes in the Olympic Games and its the USOPC alone that would officially withdraw an athlete.
  21. Where are you, RedWhiteandBlue? Opinion | U.S. sanctions for the Uyghur genocide are hurting China. But they aren’t enough. - The Washington Post
  22. Agree, And although there are many other reasons they want Tokyo 2020 to take place, a cancellation at the end of say April just increases by three months the length of time they are going to hear nothing except Beijing 2022.
  23. Lawmakers want to strip 2022 Olympics from ChinaHouse members introduced legislation on Monday that would require the State Department to brief athletes on the human-rights situation. - National Journal I actually found this a very fair and balanced article.
  24. https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/03/10/president-bidens-second-big-bill-may-be-china-package-pushed-by-top-senate-democrat/ Didn't see the word Olympic in here anywhere.
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