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Discussion in '2020 Tournaments' started by kurako, Jan 31, 2019.
Was going to write the same haha.
in any case no sports for 5 months, people quarantine , economy is in recession, people feeling little or no national pride and
Boom! Olympics? lol.
Top Japanese Olympic official Kozo Tashima has coronavirus in ominous sign
I've got this sinking feeling Tokyo 2020 will not go ahead this year. Just as well, otherwise, Japan is certain to suffer a huge surge in Covid-19 cases and the epidemic spiraling out of control, too high a price to pay in human terms. Very sad.
He was travelling in Europe and I think one of his last stops was the USA before recently returning to Japan.
WrestleMania happening without audience.
Also Japan is one of the countries where there is a high fraction of elderly citizens.
The highest if I recall, right before... Italy.
They will decide it today i heard if its Olympics going to happen or not.
Official update: https://www.olympic.org/news/commun...ee-ioc-regarding-the-olympic-games-tokyo-2020
In a nutshell: "The IOC remains fully committed to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and with more than four months to go before the Games there is no need for any drastic decisions at this stage; and any speculation at this moment would be counter-productive."
Wait until the last moment before stating a decision.
Everybody can see it will need a miracle to happen.
You might be right. Let's just wish for that miracle to happen then because if the Olympics still happen, it would imply we got rid of that virus to some extent! And that would be the actual miracle. A bit of hope never hurt these days...
Looks like IOC is seeking the right time to announce postponement decision, they hope unprecedented miracle could happen on time before July 24th.
Yes. A bit of hope does no harm. I should follow this more.
Also known as a vaccine
It will take 1 1/2years for availability of vaccines through out the world
Postponing Olympics would be the best decision.if they go ahead of the games may not be successful due to concern and fear among the people
True just pospone it or cancel it wholetogether.
It will be lucky for players to have something to eat let alone competing. survival is the highest order.
Not sure if the virus has impacted the people in this forum but it has just started to affect mine..
According to epidemiology statistical models the covid 19 pandemic will most likely peak severely around early July in US, UK and most of EU before petering out by late August. Other severely affected countries are 1-2 wks ahead (eg. Italy, Spain, Korea) while others are under some control (eg. HK, Singapore, Taiwan).
If the IOC needs to decide on Tokyo OG by end of May, they better keep this curve in mind. Firstly, not too many spectators will be in the right mood (in fact, they would be out of their mind!) to purchase overseas plane tickets when covid infections are just beginning to peak, and secondly take the crazily irresponsible risk of potentially falling ill with covid in a foreign country that may not have enough critical care beds to handle such an avoidable disaster if covid were to resurge with tens upon thousands of foreign spectators (and athletes and their support team!) visiting Japan. And I'd bet that international travel restrictions will still be in place at that time such that you can't even purchase a plane ticket to Tokyo even if you wanted to!
Better to postpone for a few months at least, or till next year when we have enough herd immunity and a vaccine available.
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