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(The Times of India)   With three months to go until the Tokyo Olympics, let's see how things are progressing in Japa... oh dear   (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) divider line
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2021-04-23 10:17:55 AM  
Looks pretty serious:
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2021-04-23 10:51:52 AM  
There is precedent for holding Olympics two years apart.
 
2021-04-23 10:56:20 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: There is precedent for holding Olympics two years apart.


Yes, 2 winter events, planned long in advance to be 2 years apart.

With these, its a bit different. You have sports where 2 years is a lifetime in terms of an athlete in their prime. You have issues for requalifying, you have venues sitting stagnant for 2 years. Volunteer networks, employee networks sitting idle, that you are either having to pay or risk losing. all of the facilities, etc.

Even stupid shiat like, "We had a business we planned an event at, and it went under during covid"
 
2021-04-23 11:30:59 AM  
Their idea of an emergency is 4K cases per day for 127 million people. We are doing 70K cases per day for 330 million, about 10 times their rate per population. We do 4K new cases before we even get up in the morning.
 
2021-04-23 11:39:29 AM  
According to the NY Times Vaccine Tracker, Japan has only given shots to 1.2% of its population, and fully vaccinated only 0.7% percent.

They've been spared really bad surges to this point because of their adherence to masking and social distancing, but still...inviting athletes and media from all around the world, to a country that is lagging so far behind in vaccinations, seems like a remarkably bad idea.
 
2021-04-23 11:56:22 AM  
Golden week is upcoming - a week that's basically holiday after holiday. It's a huge travel period for Japan, and they're worried that they're going to have a bunch of people travel and amplify the spread.

In fact, because of the nature of "declarations of emergency" in Japan, it'll probably happen anyway. Declarations of emergency are basically advisory. The fact that the right wing controls the government isn't helping matters either.
 
2021-04-23 12:07:15 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Golden week is upcoming - a week that's basically holiday after holiday. It's a huge travel period for Japan, and they're worried that they're going to have a bunch of people travel and amplify the spread.

In fact, because of the nature of "declarations of emergency" in Japan, it'll probably happen anyway. Declarations of emergency are basically advisory. The fact that the right wing controls the government isn't helping matters either.


Given the stats mentioned above we should be so lucky to have that kind of right-wing in charge. At least when it comes to coronavirus. I don't really keep track of what kind of shiatty things the Japanese gov't may or may not be doing otherwise
 
2021-04-23 12:17:51 PM  
It's ok.  We'll just have a smaller, more efficient, Olympics.
 
2021-04-23 1:12:43 PM  
America should opt out this time around. The protest ban alone is reason enough.
 
2021-04-23 1:52:15 PM  
I know the bribery bill is coming due and all.  Can't they just pay the Yakuza to take out the IOC bribe enforcers?

Wait, maybe they could have them face off in some sort of athletic challenges to see who gets paid.
 
2021-04-23 2:01:07 PM  
cancel the Olympics

not just the Tokyo ones, all of them
 
2021-04-23 3:20:14 PM  
for the life of me i don't understand why they don't just pick static locations for the Olympics.  someplace that is hilly and always cold for winter and someplace not unbearable for the summer.  that way new venues don't constantly get built and abandoned and the local infrastructure can but built to handle the events properly.
 
2021-04-23 3:22:24 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Golden week is upcoming - a week that's basically holiday after holiday. It's a huge travel period for Japan, and they're worried that they're going to have a bunch of people travel and amplify the spread.

In fact, because of the nature of "declarations of emergency" in Japan, it'll probably happen anyway. Declarations of emergency are basically advisory. The fact that the right wing controls the government isn't helping matters either.


To hell with right wing governments and their stupid ignorant holidays!
 
2021-04-23 3:58:06 PM  

LineNoise: AliceBToklasLives: There is precedent for holding Olympics two years apart.

Yes, 2 winter events, planned long in advance to be 2 years apart.

With these, its a bit different. You have sports where 2 years is a lifetime in terms of an athlete in their prime. You have issues for requalifying, you have venues sitting stagnant for 2 years. Volunteer networks, employee networks sitting idle, that you are either having to pay or risk losing. all of the facilities, etc.

Even stupid shiat like, "We had a business we planned an event at, and it went under during covid"


Good points. My revised statement: "There is precedent for cancelling an Olympics." I'll even toss out the extremely rare, "North Korea has the right idea here."
 
2021-04-24 8:52:43 AM  

tom baker's scarf: for the life of me i don't understand why they don't just pick static locations for the Olympics.  someplace that is hilly and always cold for winter and someplace not unbearable for the summer.  that way new venues don't constantly get built and abandoned and the local infrastructure can but built to handle the events properly.


Because that eliminates one of the most important things that the Olympics stands for. The opportunity for grifting people.
 
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