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Majority support Sapporo 2030 Winter Olympics bid according to new preliminary poll


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Residents in Sapporo and across Hokkaido prefecture have indicated support for Japan’s 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid according to the results of a new poll released by government officials Wednesday. According to the survey published March 14, 52 percent of postal mail respondents are either “in favor” or “somewhat in favor” of “holding the […]

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If it was 50.1 they would have still taken it and ran.  Shrewd, dangerous bit of business not making a more formal poll, but this is exactly the ammo that they need to take this to the next level.  If I was not an Olympic fan, I would not be happy.  Given that Im very much an Olympics fan, especially WOGs fan, and this was always one of my dream venues to see, I will take anything that I can get.  This is still a shock to me and a bit of a miracle given what happened with Tokyo.  

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If conducted in a decent manner, I am sure surveys can give a more appropriate representation of what the public thinks than a referendum where NIMBYs and Naysayers usually show up overproportionally. What bugs me here is the sort of random nature of this poll. Like in what world are cinema visitors a decent representation of a population?

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