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6 hours ago, stryker said:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/2020-tokyo-olympics-postponed-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic/ar-BB11A7TY?ocid=spartandhp

Looks like it's official. Postponed but no date given. My guess is the IOC and the organizing committee will hash those details out over the next four weeks.

Editor's note: This story has been edited to clarify that the Tokyo Olympics have not been officially postponed yet.

I don't admire Canada decision to pull out.
The games are under review and they could have waited
Olympic games have host nations that should be respected
postponing an olympics isent somthing you skip and dance into.

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We all had hopes the event would go on but with Coronavirus still spiraling out of control and becoming the worst health crisis since the Spanish Flu, it's ridiculous and unrealistic to keep believing things will be normal by summer. Surely they might not be as bad, but we'll still be in a state of panic and restriction as long as there is no vaccine or a clear treatment for the disease. 

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Abe preparing to talk with IOC head on phone

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to have a teleconference with the head of the International Olympic Committee. Tokyo plans to ask the IOC to make a decision as quickly as possible on how the Games should be handled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Abe wants to discuss the matter with IOC President Thomas Bach, while joined by the head of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee and the governor of Tokyo.

The development comes after Bach said he is confident that a decision will be finalized within the next four weeks.

Abe has acknowledged that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics may have to be postponed if they cannot be held in "a complete form." He told a Diet committee on Monday that he doesn't think the world is now in a situation to stage the Games.

Meanwhile, the IOC has ruled out a cancellation of the Games -- a move that comes as a relief to Tokyo.

Japanese government officials say their efforts to avert the cancellation bore fruit. Earlier this month, Abe explained Japan's stance in a phone call with US President Donald Trump, as well as in a video conference with his Group of Seven peers.

The Japanese government plans to ask that the IOC promptly begin work on a new schedule, if the Games are delayed.

News source:NHK WORLD Japan

Date:24 March,2020

Link to this article:https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200324_04/

 

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11 hours ago, yoshi said:

Is it sure to be July 2021 or might it yet be this autumn - or the other way, summer 2022? It’s not like there’s a World Cup after all...

No but there will be WC qualifiers. There will need to be some negotiation between FIFA and the IOC.

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12 hours ago, Quaker2001 said:

UEFA is the least of their concerns.  Both events were supposed to be this Summer.  And remember the Olympic tournament is primarily U-23.

Agreed about the 2022 Winter Olympics.  Either Summer 2021 or Summer 2022 puts them in the same proximity time-wise to Beijing.  Don't forget the matter of the Paralympics though.

Since Euro 2020 was recently postponed to 2021 before the Tokyo Olympics were, the IOC will not want to have both postponed events clashing in any way, as it was in 2020.

The IOC and the Japanese Organisers will want football, one of the Olympic Games biggest sports and drawcards, to be fully competing at the Games.

 

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Tokyo Summer Olympics postponed

From CNN:https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-24-20-intl-hnk/h_fe56d8bf28e390da5803c0b77ba478ce

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he has reached an agreement with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach to postpone the Olympics for about one year.

Summer 2021 is the latest that these Olympics could be held, Abe said.

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14 minutes ago, The Tower Bridge Fox said:

They should still call it Tokyo  2020 and keep the flame burning, may be hold some small event on the day it should have started.

My sympathies at the moment are with the People of Tokyo.

My sympathies are with the people suffering from the virus. Jesus.

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37 minutes ago, AustralianFan said:

The IOC and the Japanese Organisers will want football, one of the Olympic Games biggest sports and drawcards, to be fully competing at the Games.

 

At least the men’s tournament surely isn’t. But yeah, they’ll want to keep it in.

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2 hours ago, AustralianFan said:

Since Euro 2020 was recently postponed to 2021 before the Tokyo Olympics were, the IOC will not want to have both postponed events clashing in any way, as it was in 2020.

The IOC and the Japanese Organisers will want football, one of the Olympic Games biggest sports and drawcards, to be fully competing at the Games.

Why wouldn't it be?  The Euro and the Olympics were originally supposed to be in the same year.  Now they're still in the same year.  Again, remember that the men's tournament is U-23, so it's not the same kind of tournament.  The question is what happens to the Women's Euro, which was slated to be held next July/August, so right in the window the Olympics is likely to occupy.  That may have to get pushed back to 2022.  Helps that the Men's FIFA World Cup isn't until November, so that Summer window is potentially open

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Through no doing of FIFA, Qatar 2022 has accidentally become the right World Cup at the right time - for all the wrong reasons. Funny how these things turn out :ph34r:

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18 minutes ago, The Tower Bridge Fox said:

it was agreed that the Olympic flame will stay in Japan. It was also agreed that the Games will keep the name Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.” – Joint Statement

I agree with this, its the postponement of the same event not the creation of a new one.

<cynicism>Also they'll have warehouses full of Tokyo 2020 merchandise</cynicism>

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2 hours ago, The Tower Bridge Fox said:

it was agreed that the Olympic flame will stay in Japan. It was also agreed that the Games will keep the name Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.” – Joint Statement

Yeah, I don't see them re-doing all those 10,000 torches.  Even putting a sticker over the old logo might not work for the torches.  For the over the 1,500 medals, I guess they can just stick a "1" over the last "0."  

Well, if there is space, it could be called "TOKYO 2020*"  (*- 21)  or  "TOKYO 2020+1" to make it factually correct because it's going to be odd/funny wearing medals which say "2020" when you accomplished your feat in 2021.  Not unless Tokyo 2020 changes ALL THE calendars in Japan to stay 2020!!  :lol:

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12 minutes ago, Hansfromdenmark said:

In danish media they say the only thing clear, is that it shall take place after 2020, and latest in the summer 2021. That in mind seems like they don´t rule out a april games for example? 

When is it weather wise possible to take place in Tokyo? 

April is still cherry blossom time in Tokyo.  The thing is the IOC wants the Olympics when there is NOTHING else -- no other major conference or such thing in the anchor host city.  So, if there are other major conferences or championships of non-Olympic sports already planned for June-July-August '21 in Tokyo; they're going to have to ask those organizers to delay or move THEIR event in order that the Olympics are the only show in town.  The postponement impacts all other events already scheduled for when they want to move it to.  
And don't forget the royal family's participation.  If the new emperor had already scheduled a month's retreat or something like that for July; and it can't be moved -- then the Olympics will play either in June or in August.  

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https://tokyocheapo.com/events/august

At this calendar for August this year there are many other events beside the Olympic Games... The most valid dates are possible to be the same 2 weeks. But it could get problems for others. Especially here in Denmark... We are co hosting European Championschips in football... AND in 2021 we have the Grand Depart of Tour de France in Copenhagen... This year Tour de France start one week earlier because of the Games... Shall they do that again next year it could mean trouble in Copenhagen...  Many good questions to be asking right now. It is very interesting what they came up with. 

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2 minutes ago, Hansfromdenmark said:

https://tokyocheapo.com/events/august

At this calendar for August this year there are many other events beside the Olympic Games... The most valid dates are possible to be the same 2 weeks. But it could get problems for others. Especially here in Denmark... We are co hosting European Championschips in football... AND in 2021 we have the Grand Depart of Tour de France in Copenhagen... This year Tour de France start one week earlier because of the Games... Shall they do that again next year it could mean trouble in Copenhagen...  Many good questions to be asking right now. It is very interesting what they came up with. 

That calendar will be completely thrown out. Most federations are desperately in need for IOC money, and that was already before the global recession that is inevitably going to happen.

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The postponement is an opportunity to rethink whatever was planned for the opening ceremony, and hopefully we'll see something relevant to the pandemic, and an informal declaration of "victory" over the virus in the ceremony of 2021.

You can bet the last thing I want to see is yet another dated message about nuclear proliferation. Especially when the idea is always so mistakenly extrapolated to nuclear energy generation, which will always be necessary to have.

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6 hours ago, The Tower Bridge Fox said:

They should still call it Tokyo  2020 and keep the flame burning, may be hold some small event on the day it should have started.

My sympathies at the moment are with the People of Tokyo.

If i'm not mistaken, they actually forced to keep Tokyo 2020 due to trademark/legal issues, change in it when things are already on go would be a struggle, i heard that in case of postponed Euro 2020.

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