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2021 Summer Olympics: To be or not to be?
« Topic Start: January 21, 2021, 09:16:05 PM »
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/japan-looks-for-a-way-out-of-tokyo-olympics-because-of-virus-lf868xfnd

Article says the Japanese government has concluded it won’t be possible to hold the Olympics in 2022.

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« Reply #1: January 21, 2021, 09:18:43 PM »
Why is this in uncensored?

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #2: January 21, 2021, 09:38:56 PM »
Why is this in uncensored?

User error on the part of the original poster.

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #3: January 21, 2021, 09:56:18 PM »
I believe you mean 2021. 

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #5: January 21, 2021, 10:12:30 PM »
Yeah. This year.  Here’s an non-paywall story:
https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/01/21/report-japan-privately-concludes-olympics-will-be-cancelled
They would announce it but haven't decided how many officials will commit seppuku. 


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Re: Olympics
« Reply #8: January 22, 2021, 10:39:46 AM »
Solo judo would be a good event for people into cutting and other forms of self-harm
Virtual Olympics. Test the limitations of Zoom.

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« Reply #10: January 22, 2021, 11:52:51 AM »
Solo judo would be a good event for people into cutting and other forms of self-harm

Solo MMA. Fights last until a knockout is achieved.

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #11: January 22, 2021, 12:08:01 PM »

Solo Synchronized Swimming...

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« Reply #12: January 22, 2021, 12:34:51 PM »
I hope they can make it happen. I know that I personally had my spirits raised in 2020 by the fact that MLB, NFL, and NCAA football all found a way to operate during the pandemic, and I think that having a successful Olympics would raise the spirits of billions and be an important symbolic victory against the virus.

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« Reply #13: January 22, 2021, 12:40:22 PM »
I hope they can make it happen. I know that I personally had my spirits raised in 2020 by the fact that MLB, NFL, and NCAA football all found a way to operate during the pandemic, and I think that having a successful Olympics would raise the spirits of billions and be an important symbolic victory against the virus.

the awesome thing about the olympics is every country participating. Even if things are under control in developed nations by 2022, most undeveloped nations still won't be getting vaccines in any quantity by then and I don't expect Japan to welcome unvaccinated delegations 

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« Reply #14: January 22, 2021, 12:41:12 PM »
They really ought to swap Olympics with Beijing - Japan can host the Winter Olympics as scheduled in Feb 2022 (way better ski runs and snow cover anyways, not to mention air quality) and then send the summer games to China in July when the winter smog is gone. 

Plus, having the winter games in China during lunar new year does not seem like a good idea.     

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« Reply #15: January 22, 2021, 02:22:05 PM »
They really ought to swap Olympics with Beijing - Japan can host the Winter Olympics as scheduled in Feb 2022 (way better ski runs and snow cover anyways, not to mention air quality) and then send the summer games to China in July when the winter smog is gone. 

Plus, having the winter games in China during lunar new year does not seem like a good idea.     

I'm going to guess it will be a long time before China gets another Olympics given how they handled COVID.

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Re: 2021 Summer Olympics: To be or not to be?
« Reply #16: January 22, 2021, 02:23:44 PM »
Solo Synchronized Swimming...

I just want to see mens synchronized swimming.


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Re: 2021 Summer Olympics: To be or not to be?
« Reply #17: January 22, 2021, 02:36:54 PM »
I'm going to guess it will be a long time before China gets another Olympics given how they handled COVID.

and the whole active genocide thing

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« Reply #18: January 22, 2021, 03:13:12 PM »
and the whole active genocide thing

yeah, that too. :(

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Re: 2021 Summer Olympics: To be or not to be?
« Reply #21: January 22, 2021, 03:25:59 PM »
and the whole active genocide thing

Not to mention the traffic conditions...

https://twitter.com/i/status/1351967736285552646

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Re: 2021 Summer Olympics: To be or not to be?
« Reply #22: January 22, 2021, 04:34:58 PM »
The Great Leap Forward comes in many different forms