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31 minutes ago, WD96 said:

Y'know, that is why most people wanted to boycott Beijing 2022.

Wanted to?  Trust me, about 5 minutes after the Olympics end in Tokyo, all eyes will be on Beijing and the massive shitshow that's getting very little attention right now

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Just now, Quaker2001 said:

Wanted to?  Trust me, about 5 minutes after the Olympics end in Tokyo, all eyes will be on Beijing and the massive shitshow that's getting very little attention right now

The human rights siutatuon in China was pretty bad compared to Japan.

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2 minutes ago, WD96 said:

In Japan, human rights are respected while in China, human rights are violated.

Well, not all the time. Japan has human rights issues from LGBT to disability to gender.

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3 hours ago, Quaker2001 said:

Don't feel that bad for Bach.  He's the head of a corrupt organization that he told the world he would help reform, but that hasn't really happened.  Yes, this is all largely out of his control, but it shines a light on the idea that the onus for an Olympics shouldn't be entirely on the host city/country.  And they'll likely pay for that down the road if they have trouble attracting future hosts (which is probably why they're about to give 2032 to Brisbane without a fight)

Well, if he calls it quits cos he failed to remove the corruption, his successor better be ready cos he or she will have some VERY BIG shoes to fill.

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18 minutes ago, Shiruba98 said:

Well, if he calls it quits cos he failed to remove the corruption, his successor better be ready cos he or she will have some VERY BIG shoes to fill.

This is exactly what happend to FIFA.

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2 hours ago, WD96 said:

That thread is annoying as hell. Its always the same schizoposting of articles about a boycott which will never happen. Only naive people unironically think a boycott will happen when the IOC has shown us with Tokyo they, once again, only care for money.

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9 hours ago, LinkParkFn said:

There are people getting sick and dying from this bastard virus and all y'all care about is ceremonies....unbelievable., yet not suprising for this site.

We're not mad about the ceremonies, I could care less if they're cancelled to be honest. I'm mad because of the IOC and this organizing comittee lies and how they tried to delay the inevitable out of their pure greed.

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10 minutes ago, Ikarus360 said:

I'm mad because of the IOC and this organizing comittee lies and how they tried to delay the inevitable out of their pure greed.

That reminds me of FIFA back then.

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5 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Nope.  That would be a supreme loss of face for the Emperor and Japan.  They're there, propped up for ceremonial events such as this.  So his appearance will be some sort of salve I guess, for this semi-suicidal event.  

I don't see how they are going to stop protests and negative reactions from the open road races in Sapporo.  

Which is more important to the Japanese government, looking bad in the eyes of the IOC and Olympic fans in the rest of the world, or looking bad in the eyes of their own citizens?

The Japanese people are going to be enraged (even moreso than they are already) at having to foot the bill for the Olympics when they cannot even attend the events. The logical course of action for the Japanese politicians and head of state is to take every opportunity to show the people of Japan that it's the IOC and sporting federations that are pushing this forward and not them. Especially since they need to distract the public from the fact that they failed to begin vaccinations quickly.

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33 minutes ago, Nacre said:

Which is more important to the Japanese government, looking bad in the eyes of the IOC and Olympic fans in the rest of the world, or looking bad in the eyes of their own citizens?

The Japanese people are going to be enraged (even moreso than they are already) at having to foot the bill for the Olympics when they cannot even attend the events. The logical course of action for the Japanese politicians and head of state is to take every opportunity to show the people of Japan that it's the IOC and sporting federations that are pushing this forward and not them. Especially since they need to distract the public from the fact that they failed to begin vaccinations quickly.

Not just the Japanese people:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_athletes_not_attending_the_2020_Summer_Olympics_due_to_COVID-19_concerns

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2 hours ago, WD96 said:

Even North Korea (the whole country) was enraged too.

North Korea is going through another famine and Kim became even more stricter with forbidding their people to enjoy anything which is even remotely "western" (which is typical of dictators when they're going through a bad time and don't want their populace to know better alternatives exist). And there's also the fact China is too busy handling their own mess so the aid to NK has stopped, and NK healthcare is completely unprepared to face the virus.

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Yesterday's news was shocking but for other prefectures, they have spectators. Little bit unfair.

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The minister said spectator numbers at Olympic venues in Miyagi, Fukushima and Shizuoka prefectures will be capped at 10,000, or 50 percent of seating capacity, whichever is lower. She said this is in line with the agreement reached at a five-party meeting on June 21.

Marukawa said an Olympic venue in Ibaraki Prefecture will accept only schoolchildren to whom tickets are allocated under a preferential system.

She added that further discussions will be held on what to do about spectators at Olympic venues in Hokkaido Prefecture.

full article:https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20210709_03/

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12 hours ago, WD96 said:

Are you serious? :wacko:  24 Athletes who have exercised their right NOT to attend for one reason or another.  That's news?  While, what's the final count, 9,000 others are going?  NO ONE is being forced to skip or attend the Games.  So what's so great about dropping out?  I'd think more that they feel they are NOT up to their best and would just rather stay home this year -- which is TOTALLY fine, too.

P.S. ANd as Ulu below points out, these are nothing but SPOILED tennis players who CANNOT bring their entourages with them -- so WHO CARES about these spoiled brats?  I don't.    

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6 hours ago, Nacre said:

Which is more important to the Japanese government, looking bad in the eyes of the IOC and Olympic fans in the rest of the world, or looking bad in the eyes of their own citizens?

The Japanese people are going to be enraged (even moreso than they are already) at having to foot the bill for the Olympics when they cannot even attend the events. The logical course of action for the Japanese politicians and head of state is to take every opportunity to show the people of Japan that it's the IOC and sporting federations that are pushing this forward and not them. Especially since they need to distract the public from the fact that they failed to begin vaccinations quickly.

All that is up to the Japanese people.  I am not them -- so it's for them to decide.  Not me.  

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Spectators at Olympic events in Hokkaido also to be banned

Tokyo Olympic organizers said late Friday they have reversed their earlier decision to allow up to 10,000 spectators at daytime events on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, a day after deciding to stage the games behind closed doors at almost all venues due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the Tokyo area.

The games organizing committee said Sapporo Dome, one of the venues for men's and women's soccer, was to allow up to 10,000 people or 50 percent of its capacity, whichever is fewer, in sessions or time slots that begin during the day.

Hokkaido Gov. Naomichi Suzuki, who had requested that the soccer matches be held without spectators, told reporters the organizers reversed their earlier decision to allow spectators at the soccer venue after talks with Hokkaido officials.

According to the organizers, the reason for the about-face is the difficulty of preventing the flow of people between Hokkaido and Tokyo, which will be placed under a fresh COVID state of emergency through Aug. 22.

With most of the events set to be held without spectators during the Summer Games, the organizers are expected to review their plans regarding volunteers and medical staff.

On Thursday, the committee and other organizing bodies agreed to hold the Olympics without spectators in Tokyo and the neighboring prefectures of Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa, after the Japanese government decided to again place the capital under a COVID-19 state of emergency.

The prefectures of Miyagi, Fukushima and Shizuoka will allow general spectators.

While Hokkaido will also stage the men's and women's marathon and race walk events between Aug. 5 and 8, the organizers have already requested that the public refrain from gathering along the routes.

Date:July 10,2021

News source:Kyodo News

Linkto this article:https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/07/40d74bbe59e2-olympic-events-in-hokkaido-to-allow-up-to-10000-fans-during-day.html

So Hokkaido also gave up having spectators in Sapporo dome.

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