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(AP News)   Just let the Olympics go, Tokyo, because they're already gone   (apnews.com) divider line
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2021-01-28 10:15:21 AM  
Whenever the next Olympic are, if there are another, they really need to be held in Tokyo, they spent billions building all those venues, and it would be a sickening waste to see all of that infrastructure left to rot without ever being used
 
2021-01-28 10:19:37 AM  

Magorn: Whenever the next Olympic are, if there are another, they really need to be held in Tokyo, they spent billions building all those venues, and it would be a sickening waste to see all of that infrastructure left to rot without ever being used


But it would all be used once.

Dallas/Fort Worth could turn out an olympics with only upgrades to a few collegiate venues.
 
2021-01-28 10:19:54 AM  
it's just a little airborne, it's still good, it's still good
 
2021-01-28 10:21:06 AM  

Magorn: Whenever the next Olympic are, if there are another, they really need to be held in Tokyo, they spent billions building all those venues, and it would be a sickening waste to see all of that infrastructure left to rot without ever being used


It's ridiculous that countries waste money building venues every four years for a one-time event and then hope to find some way to repurpose them after the fact.  At this point, the Olympics should just rotate between two or three countries each for Summer/Winter and just update venues as needed instead of building entirely new ones each time.
 
2021-01-28 10:30:07 AM  

NeoCortex42: Magorn: Whenever the next Olympic are, if there are another, they really need to be held in Tokyo, they spent billions building all those venues, and it would be a sickening waste to see all of that infrastructure left to rot without ever being used

It's ridiculous that countries waste money building venues every four years for a one-time event and then hope to find some way to repurpose them after the fact.  At this point, the Olympics should just rotate between two or three countries each for Summer/Winter and just update venues as needed instead of building entirely new ones each time.


If I had my 'druthers, we'd get the Chinese to build an artificial island (they're good at that) at 0' Longitude and 0' Latitude and build an Olympic village there for the summer Olympics and make it the permanent home of the games.  For the winter games we could use Antarctica, to once again keep the games on "neutral" territory
 
2021-01-28 10:48:15 AM  
Can you imagine dealing with this? Forget the billions that corps and businesses invested, think of the small Mom & Pop places that took out business improvement loans in advance, knowing they'd end up making bank and retire from it all. Instead, they're back in the hole and the wife sits around scowling.
 
2021-01-28 11:49:14 AM  

Magorn: Whenever the next Olympic are, if there are another, they really need to be held in Tokyo, they spent billions building all those venues, and it would be a sickening waste to see all of that infrastructure left to rot without ever being used


2024 has already been given to Paris, France, and 2028 has already been given to Los Angeles.

I think it should be possible to pull of the games as currently scheduled in July and August, maybe without fans or with minimal fans.

I can also see waiting one more year and holding them in 2022.
 
2021-01-28 11:54:16 AM  

NeoCortex42: Magorn: Whenever the next Olympic are, if there are another, they really need to be held in Tokyo, they spent billions building all those venues, and it would be a sickening waste to see all of that infrastructure left to rot without ever being used

It's ridiculous that countries waste money building venues every four years for a one-time event and then hope to find some way to repurpose them after the fact.  At this point, the Olympics should just rotate between two or three countries each for Summer/Winter and just update venues as needed instead of building entirely new ones each time.


The Summer Olympics for the next three times have been moving towards this model, especially the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles, which will apparently feature no new permanent venues.
 
2021-01-28 12:12:25 PM  

Geotpf: Magorn: Whenever the next Olympic are, if there are another, they really need to be held in Tokyo, they spent billions building all those venues, and it would be a sickening waste to see all of that infrastructure left to rot without ever being used

2024 has already been given to Paris, France, and 2028 has already been given to Los Angeles.

I think it should be possible to pull of the games as currently scheduled in July and August, maybe without fans or with minimal fans.

I can also see waiting one more year and holding them in 2022.


I'm glad you pointed out that Paris was actually Paris, France, and not Paris, Texas.  It's nice to see that Los Angeles, Texas, is getting an Olympics though.  How they're going to pull it off with a population of 20 "folks" is a mystery to me, but I'm sure the Olympic potluck is fixin' to be better than all git out.
 
2021-01-28 1:35:30 PM  

knight_on_the_rail: Geotpf: Magorn: Whenever the next Olympic are, if there are another, they really need to be held in Tokyo, they spent billions building all those venues, and it would be a sickening waste to see all of that infrastructure left to rot without ever being used

2024 has already been given to Paris, France, and 2028 has already been given to Los Angeles.

I think it should be possible to pull of the games as currently scheduled in July and August, maybe without fans or with minimal fans.

I can also see waiting one more year and holding them in 2022.

I'm glad you pointed out that Paris was actually Paris, France, and not Paris, Texas.  It's nice to see that Los Angeles, Texas, is getting an Olympics though.  How they're going to pull it off with a population of 20 "folks" is a mystery to me, but I'm sure the Olympic potluck is fixin' to be better than all git out.


I almost edited that to remove the "France", predicting this sort of response, but then I said fark it and didn't. :-P
 
2021-01-28 2:10:33 PM  

Geotpf: I can also see waiting one more year and holding them in 2022.


This makes the most sense to me.  Just have an all out Olympics year, like they used to.
 
2021-01-28 5:29:14 PM  

wildcardjack: Magorn: Whenever the next Olympic are, if there are another, they really need to be held in Tokyo, they spent billions building all those venues, and it would be a sickening waste to see all of that infrastructure left to rot without ever being used

But it would all be used once.

Dallas/Fort Worth could turn out an olympics with only upgrades to a few collegiate venues.


Where's the bobsled/luge venue? Isn't slc the closest?
 
2021-01-29 1:50:41 AM  

NeoCortex42: Magorn: Whenever the next Olympic are, if there are another, they really need to be held in Tokyo, they spent billions building all those venues, and it would be a sickening waste to see all of that infrastructure left to rot without ever being used

It's ridiculous that countries waste money building venues every four years for a one-time event and then hope to find some way to repurpose them after the fact.  At this point, the Olympics should just rotate between two or three countries each for Summer/Winter and just update venues as needed instead of building entirely new ones each time.


Part of the charm of the Olympics, other than the FIFA level of bribery, is that these games are generally lose makers so it keeps the advertising to, for lack of a better metaphore, college football levels of capitalism instead of being marketed so hard, the Super Bowl looks like a joke. The industry you would spawn around the 2 or 3 cities would just be money instead of pride.

Not that I am ignorant enough to think there isn't always a few companies making out like bandits every 2-4 years, but the transient nature keeps it reigned in a bit.
 
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