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I've been Googling around looking for an answer, maybe you guys have seen something. Is Peacock going to be the go to solution this year for NBC's Tokyo content. I can get NBC OTA, but I'm wondering if Peacock is going to be what I want rather than also having to get some OTT on top to get USA/CNBC. Has anyone seen some reporting on how NBC is planning to broadcast? 

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20 minutes ago, GoNutz said:

I've been Googling around looking for an answer, maybe you guys have seen something. Is Peacock going to be the go to solution this year for NBC's Tokyo content. I can get NBC OTA, but I'm wondering if Peacock is going to be what I want rather than also having to get some OTT on top to get USA/CNBC. Has anyone seen some reporting on how NBC is planning to broadcast? 

TOKYO OLYMPICS ARE COMING TO PEACOCK - NBC Sports PressboxNBC Sports Pressbox (nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com)

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1 hour ago, GoNutz said:

I've been Googling around looking for an answer, maybe you guys have seen something. Is Peacock going to be the go to solution this year for NBC's Tokyo content. I can get NBC OTA, but I'm wondering if Peacock is going to be what I want rather than also having to get some OTT on top to get USA/CNBC. Has anyone seen some reporting on how NBC is planning to broadcast? 

It's not going to be *the* solution, more like an added bonus on top of what has traditionally been offered.  My understanding at the moment.. NBC OTA will offer up the same coverage we've seen from them in the past.  We know their primetime show will include live events and there will likely be a late night show (a.k.a. "Primetime Plus") and hopefully daytime coverage as well.  It hasn't been confirmed, but expect the cable networks to be in play as well.  And I believe the live event streaming will remain on the NBC Sports app as it has in the past and that you'll need to be an authenticated cable subscriber to access that content.

Peacock is going to be a separate offering.  If you remember "Gold Zone" from the past few Olympics, that's more along the lines of Peacock will have.  A show at night and in the morning combining live every coverage, interviews, medal ceremonies, and whatever else is going on in Tokyo.  So it will be very different from the usual fare we get from the TV and streaming coverage, but by no means a replacement.

Bottom line.. if you want anything and everything under the sun, you'll want more of the traditional NBC offerings and are not likely to get that from Peacock.  That may change with future Olympics, but it won't happen here.

Hope this helps!

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22 hours ago, Triplecast said:

Neat, I've been looking at Peacock on and off they have some ok stuff, maybe I'll have to buy a month or two. 

20 hours ago, Quaker2001 said:

It's not going to be *the* solution, more like an added bonus on top of what has traditionally been offered.  My understanding at the moment.. NBC OTA will offer up the same coverage we've seen from them in the past.  We know their primetime show will include live events and there will likely be a late night show (a.k.a. "Primetime Plus") and hopefully daytime coverage as well.  It hasn't been confirmed, but expect the cable networks to be in play as well.  And I believe the live event streaming will remain on the NBC Sports app as it has in the past and that you'll need to be an authenticated cable subscriber to access that content.

Peacock is going to be a separate offering.  If you remember "Gold Zone" from the past few Olympics, that's more along the lines of Peacock will have.  A show at night and in the morning combining live every coverage, interviews, medal ceremonies, and whatever else is going on in Tokyo.  So it will be very different from the usual fare we get from the TV and streaming coverage, but by no means a replacement.

Bottom line.. if you want anything and everything under the sun, you'll want more of the traditional NBC offerings and are not likely to get that from Peacock.  That may change with future Olympics, but it won't happen here.

Hope this helps!

Yes it does, thanks! In my head I was like I can turn on Hulu Live TV for a month and just do that, but if I didn't have to I wasn't going to. Because of the time zones I might be able to get a little peek the first day or two to see if it's worth it. I've been looking at Peacock, and maybe turning off HBO for a month, maybe I'll do a swap. 

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4 hours ago, Rob. said:

 

I can't imagine this helps the IOC's PR image if anything it gives more fuel to the fire for the No Olympics crowd. I do wonder and this is pure speculation, hasnthere been chatter about banning Olympic teams from countries with massive outbreaks like India and the IOC moved to secure vaccines to keep that from.happening?

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Is it completely stupid to suggest a moving of the games to another place? Tokyo and Japan is very far from other countries in handling the pandemic, vaccines etc. 

When no attendance, it should be "easy" to move it to another place. For example London? Or would it be completely bullshit to think that at this point. The venues, with no attendance, i believe would not be an issue in London?

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2 hours ago, Hansfromdenmark said:

Is it completely stupid to suggest a moving of the games to another place? Tokyo and Japan is very far from other countries in handling the pandemic, vaccines etc. 

When no attendance, it should be "easy" to move it to another place. For example London? Or would it be completely bullshit to think that at this point. The venues, with no attendance, i believe would not be an issue in London?

At this point I believe there's two cities in the world that could handle the olympics right now, L.A. (host of 2028),and Beijing (Because of the 2022 village)

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1 hour ago, Chris_Mex said:

At this point I believe there's two cities in the world that could handle the olympics right now, L.A. (host of 2028),and Beijing (Because of the 2022 village)

That poster over on the move 2022 thread would love that.

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8 hours ago, Hansfromdenmark said:

Is it completely stupid to suggest a moving of the games to another place? Tokyo and Japan is very far from other countries in handling the pandemic, vaccines etc. 

When no attendance, it should be "easy" to move it to another place. For example London? Or would it be completely bullshit to think that at this point. The venues, with no attendance, i believe would not be an issue in London?

Florida volunteers to host 2021 Olympics if Japan backs out due to COVID-19 concerns - CBSSports.com

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10 hours ago, Hansfromdenmark said:

Is it completely stupid to suggest a moving of the games to another place? Tokyo and Japan is very far from other countries in handling the pandemic, vaccines etc. 

When no attendance, it should be "easy" to move it to another place. For example London? Or would it be completely bullshit to think that at this point. The venues, with no attendance, i believe would not be an issue in London?

It is completely stupid to suggest moving the games to another place.  There are only 75 days until the Opening Ceremony.  It would be anything but "easy" to move them to another venue and yes, it is completely and total bullshit to think that another city could throw plans together in a little over 2 months to make it happen.  Even without fans, think about the number of people involved.  11,000 athletes.  Media.  Support staff.  And everything else.  Can't just drop that on a city on such short notice.

8 hours ago, Chris_Mex said:

At this point I believe there's two cities in the world that could handle the olympics right now, L.A. (host of 2028),and Beijing (Because of the 2022 village)

No they can't.  Beijing's village is for a Winter Olympics, which is a lot smaller than a Summer.  And Los Angeles?  You can't assume that all of the venues and infrastructure they need are available this summer on short notice.  The idea that a city like that is perpetually ready to host the Olympics is pretty off base.  Think about LA.. look at what is necessary to convert the Coliseum for track and field.  They're not set up for that and they would need a lot of time to make the conversion

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1 hour ago, Quaker2001 said:

And Los Angeles?  You can't assume that all of the venues and infrastructure they need are available this summer on short notice.  The idea that a city like that is perpetually ready to host the Olympics is pretty off base.  Think about LA.. look at what is necessary to convert the Coliseum for track and field.  They're not set up for that and they would need a lot of time to make the conversion

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.  

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1 hour ago, Triplecast said:

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.  

Hilmer Lodge Stadium (Mt. Sac) recently finished the renovations on their stadium, the university claims the permanent capacity is 11,500 and that it the stadium can be expanded to a larger capacity if needed. The new facility looks really nice, and I believe it is WA certified.

Info: https://www.mtsacathleticscomplex.com/main-facilities/stadium-track-field

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Triplecast said:

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.  

 

1 hour ago, Olympian1010 said:

Hilmer Lodge Stadium (Mt. Sac) recently finished the renovations on their stadium, the university claims the permanent capacity is 11,500 and that it the stadium can be expanded to a larger capacity if needed. The new facility looks really nice, and I believe it is WA certified.

Info: https://www.mtsacathleticscomplex.com/main-facilities/stadium-track-field

 

 

 

Sorry, but it is complete and utter nonsense to even contemplate that a whole Olympic Games, can be uprooted and transplanted to another city in another country in 75 days.

Seriously, are you guys completely out of your cotton picking minds?

No offence, but you’re dreaming.

It’s not going to happen, even if some publicity seeking lunatic in Florida living in an alternate reality thinks it can.

The Tokyo Games are going ahead in a unique Olympic Bubble which they have been preparing meticulously for 12 months for on the basis of NO VACCINE being available.

The fact there is now a vaccine available  is a is a bonus for the organisers.

The Games are going ahead in Tokyo in 75 days time, as planned.

A petition is not going to change anything.

The Japanese Prime Minister just said last week to the US President that the Games are going ahead as planned in Tokyo.

The Japanese Organising Committee just said it.

The International Olympic Committee just said it.

 

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Tokyo Games will have Spectators


These Olympic Games in Tokyo will have  spectators, just not international ones.

The IOC just said yesterday, Saturday 8 May 2021, that a decision on exactly how many spectators from within Japan allowed at each venue will be made as late as possible.

Here is the evidence.

Watch this media conference by the Chairperson of the IOC’s Tokyo Coordination Commission.

Click Here to watch 8 May 2021 Media Conference by IOC Tokyo Coordination Chairperson

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‘The Games will go ahead’: Coates shuts down talk of Tokyo cancellation

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We’ve spent the first half of last year identifying all the worse-case scenarios, we’ve spent the next six months looking at the counter  measures. We’re implementing those countermeasures, they have all been predicated on no vaccines. That situation has improved, the Games are going ahead.

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There are no hypotheticals, there is no Plan B. The Tokyo Olympics are going ahead come July 23, according to John Coates, as the IOC backs its COVID protocols and vaccination program to trump the potential of a coronavirus outbreak.

Coates, who is vice-president of the International Olympic Committee as well as president of the Australian Olympic Committee, said on Saturday that there had been no talk about a late cancellation of the Games by planners or the Japanese government, even as emergency restrictions in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo and Kyoto were extended until the end of the month.

With the IOC now striking deals with major vaccine manufacturers, to complement already running programs across the world, Coates suggested some 90 per cent of the attending athletes would be vaccinated.

Under the IOC Playbook, they are strictly segregated from the Japanese public, with a decision on whether local fans can attend to be made closer to the Games.

“We don’t think that’s the case. At the moment, the Games will go ahead, there’s no need for us to be hypothetical,” Coates said.

“We’ve spent the first half of last year identifying all the worse-case scenarios, we’ve spent the next six months looking at the countermeasures. We’re implementing those countermeasures, they have all been predicated on no vaccines. That situation has improved, the Games are going ahead.”

Coates denied the IOC was putting the health of athletes and Japanese citizens at risk for commercial reasons, or as part of a vanity project for Games officials. He said the Olympics had always been about the athletes and that could never be more true than in Tokyo, where they will live and compete with little outside social interaction.

“If we were doing that, we would have pushed ahead with them last year. We didn’t,” Coates said. “The motivation is so these athletes can pursue what they have been dreaming of ... I don’t want these kids to miss the one opportunity they may have in their lifetime. It’s so these kids can fulfil their dream.

“I was at the Australian Rowing Championships four weeks ago, they are just desperate to compete. They knew the parents aren’t going, they just want to compete, want to test themselves. That’s what most of it is all about.”

By Phil Lutton  May 8, 2021

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2 hours ago, AustralianFan said:

 

Sorry, but it is complete and utter nonsense to even contemplate that a whole Olympic Games, can be uprooted and transplanted to another city in another country in 75 days.

Seriously, are you guys completely out of your cotton picking minds?

No offence, but you’re dreaming.

It’s not going to happen, even if some publicity seeking lunatic in Florida living in an alternate reality thinks it can.

The Tokyo Games are going ahead in a unique Olympic Bubble which they have been preparing meticulously for 12 months for on the basis of NO VACCINE being available.

The fact there is now a vaccine available  is a is a bonus for the organisers.

The Games are going ahead in Tokyo in 75 days time, as planned.

A petition is not going to change anything.

The Japanese Prime Minister just said last week to the US President that the Games are going ahead as planned in Tokyo.

The Japanese Organising Committee just said it.

The International Olympic Committee just said it.

 

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.  

 

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Japanese anti-Olympics campaign gains traction as pandemic simmers

More than 230,000 people have signed a Japanese petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled in the two days since it was launchedonline, as public concerns mount over holding the showpiece event during a pandemic.

With 11 weeks to go before the start of the Games, already postponed from 2020 due to the coronavirus, questions remain over how Tokyo can host the global gathering while keeping volunteers, athletes, officials and the Japanese public safe from COVID-19.

Organised by Kenji Utsunomiya, a lawyer who has run several times for Tokyo governor, the "Stop Tokyo Olympics" petition has gathered more than 230,000 signatures.

"Japanese people tend to not voice our opinions but there are many people now speaking up. Together with voices from overseas, I hope the Olympics will be cancelled for now," he told Reuters.

Games organisers and the Japanese government have repeatedly said the event needs to go ahead, in part as a symbol of the world's triumph over the pandemic, and detailed COVID-19 protocols have been unveiled for participants.

But with a fourth wave heaping pressure on Japan's medical system amid a sluggish vaccination rate, Utsunomiya said he had received a call from an exhausted hospital worker on Friday morning, thanking him for pushing back against the Games.

PUBLIC SCEPTICISM

Opinion polls have found a majority of the Japanese public is opposed to the Games, which are due to open on July 23, read more and many in Tokyo were on Friday sceptical about whether they should go ahead, and wary about foreign visitors.

"It's absurd that we are holding the Olympics under the COVID pandemic," Katsumi Abiko, the 79-year-old owner of a kimono shop, told Reuters.

"If we make the decision now to cancel it, Japan will be praised for making the right decision and be remembered by history."

The government has extended a state of emergency in the capital and three other areas until the end of May.

Several other Tokyo residents shared Abiko's concerns, including 84-year-old Yoshihiro Nagao, though he believes that, on balance, the Olympics should go ahead.

"It's safer not to do it, but since we've come this far, we all want to work hand in hand and succeed," he said.

In that spirit of cooperation, Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and its German partner BioNTech SE said on Thursday they had agreed to donate their vaccine to inoculate participants.

Date:May 8,2021

News source:Reuters

Link to this article:https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/anti-olympics-campaign-gains-traction-online-japan-2021-05-07/

 

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1 hour ago, Palette86 said:

That may be so, but traction or no traction, petition or no petition, 
these Olympic Games are still going ahead inside the Olympic bubble.

A decision will be made soon on spectators from within Japan - how many allowed at each venue.

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2 hours ago, Palette86 said:

They could have 10 million signatures and it probably wouldn't matter.  Follow the money.  If the sponsors and other companies funding the Olympics are still invested, the Olympics will go ahead regardless of what individuals want.  There would have to a major change in the course of the pandemic for the Olympics to get cancelled

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