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I’ll just put this here:

https://www.playthegame.org/news/comments/2020/1002_a-leaked-list-discloses-how-much-cash-the-ioc-paid-for-the-2016-olympics-in-rio-de-janeiro/

Bach’s “favourite” German journalist Jens Weinreich digged deep into host city contracts and IOC accounting. And the results should be very worrying for any future (potential) host city, but especially for Tokyo with the inevitable postponement cost overruns.

 

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I think all of the above was based on the pre-Covid-19 situation.  Contracts with the IOC, especially with quality partners like Japan in contention, can be up for negotiation.  And I don't think the IOC will want to screw Tokyo and the Japanese gov't if 2021 doesn't happen at all -- because there will go Sapporo 2030.  The IOC has more to lose if it tightens the screws on TOCOG more than is reasonable and fair.  

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56 minutes ago, baron-pierreIV said:

I think all of the above was based on the pre-Covid-19 situation.  Contracts with the IOC, especially with quality partners like Japan in contention, can be up for negotiation.  And I don't think the IOC will want to screw Tokyo and the Japanese gov't if 2021 doesn't happen at all -- because there will go Sapporo 2030.  The IOC has more to lose if it tightens the screws on TOCOG more than is reasonable and fair.  

I appreciate that school of thought but I‘m doubtful Mr B in Lausanne is a student of it.

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20 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

I think all of the above was based on the pre-Covid-19 situation.  Contracts with the IOC, especially with quality partners like Japan in contention, can be up for negotiation.  And I don't think the IOC will want to screw Tokyo and the Japanese gov't if 2021 doesn't happen at all -- because there will go Sapporo 2030.  The IOC has more to lose if it tightens the screws on TOCOG more than is reasonable and fair.  

What Stefan said.  The IOC isn't always the most forward-thinking organization.  Sure, they may votes along lines with the next Olympics in mind, but do you really trust that the IOC will take care of Tokyo solely so they can ensure Sapporo would stay in the running for 2030?  This postponement and the ensuing fallout may have but the kibosh on their plans already.

The more alarming revelations from this are the implications on future hosts.  Potential bidders may need to be increasingly wary of what they're getting themselves into.  And yes, the IOC clearly needs be much more open with how they're helping out with Tokyo or else it's going to make them look bad.

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