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Started by Fambo Number Mive, May 28, 2021, 03:49:15 PM
QuoteA Downing Street spokeswoman said: "The prime minister spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga this morning ahead of the UK's G7 summit next month."The prime minister expressed his support for the Tokyo Olympics, and noted Japan's efforts to ensure the games can take place safely."
Quote from: BlodwynPig on May 28, 2021, 05:23:03 PMI still dont want London 2012
QuoteIn the strongest objections from inside the Olympic movement so far, Kaori Yamaguchi, an executive member of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), said Tokyo had been "cornered" into going ahead with the Games despite widespread public opposition, and warned they would leave a "bitter taste"."We have been cornered into a situation where we cannot even stop now," Yamaguchi wrote in an editorial published by the Kyodo news agency on Friday. "We are damned if we do and damned if we don't."The former judo world champion, who won a bronze medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, added: "What will these Olympics be for, and for whom? The Games have already lost meaning and are being held just for the sake of it. I believe we have already missed the opportunity to cancel."She accused the IOC of ignoring legitimate concerns about safety. "The IOC seems to think that public opinion in Japan is not important," she wrote.
Quote from: Pinball on May 28, 2021, 04:52:29 PMIMO it should be postponed again.
Quote from: George Oscar Bluth II on June 04, 2021, 05:11:17 PMI think if it does go ahead it'll collapse in on the IOC, it's already clear that it's too big, it asks too much of the places that host it, it has too many sports. Given how they're treating Tokyo and Japan why would you want to host this?
Quote from: Huxleys Babkins on June 04, 2021, 05:28:19 PMMoney.
Quote from: Fambo Number Mive on June 04, 2021, 06:30:53 PMI remember when people (not on here) were defending the Olympics because it meant transport improvements in East London, while not considering that a system which means people are relying on a giant expensive sports festival which causes many problems for local residents for transport improvements is a massive issue.I always thought the DLR extension from Stratford International to Canning Town was a bit of a white elephant but it seems to be quite well used. Let's hope it makes the buses a bit less crowded (in my experience buses from Stratford station are always very busy, in particular the 25, 69 and 257, I remember waiting in massive crowds for the 69 and 257 from Stratford station).The cable car does appear to be a white elephant though. Cost the public £24m, despite Johnson's promises.
Quote from: Consignia on June 04, 2021, 05:35:51 PMBut that's the point most of the time isn't it? It costs more to host than you recoup in the most immediate term. It's more of a prestige thing to show off your country to the world.
Quote from: George Oscar Bluth II on June 04, 2021, 05:51:10 PMIt costs money to host it! The only Olympics ever to make money was LA 1984!
QuoteTwo South Africa footballers have become the first competitors to test positive for coronavirus in the athletes' village in Tokyo - five days before the start of the Olympic Games.Meanwhile, six athletes and two staff members from Team GB's athletics team are self-isolating after being identified as close contacts of an individual who tested positive on their flight to Japan on 16 July.South Africa's Football Association confirmed Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi as their positive cases.The South Africa football team's video analyst Mario Masha also tested positive on Saturday and the team is in quarantine pending more test results.Another athlete from outside the village tested positive on Sunday too."We have three positive cases of Covid-19 in the camp here, two players and an official," said South Africa team manager Mxolisi Sibam.
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