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You're not going to the Tokyo Olympics

...unless you're an athlete.

[quote]Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics banned all spectators from events in the capital city, where a state of emergency was declared Thursday amid surging COVID-19 cases there.

Seiko Hashimoto, the president of the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee, said it was “regrettable” that the sporting event would be held in a limited format in the capital.

Graylight · 51-55, F
Aw, that's sad. But next to canceling the games, it's the best decision they could make. We've surged every time there's a national holiday and everyone flocks to Florida. Can you imagine what a traveling international audience of that size could do to assist in pandemic spread? I understand all the dedication, time and pursuit of excellence, but when you get right down to it, it's throwing heavy stuff and running. We'll live without it for a couple years.

Wow, the money that decision must be costing them. They have few ways to recoup the outlay.
AbbeyRhode · F
You couldn't pay me to watch it, anyway. Too many self-absorbed, America-hating professional victims pretending to be athletes.
@AbbeyRhode I wouldn't pay you to watch it. I might pay to watch it myself if I had to - at least some events.

I love the Olympics.
AbbeyRhode · F
@Mamapolo2016 There was a time I did, too, and cheered on our athletes with pride. But like most other sports, it's become poisoned with politics and self-serving individuals, who don't care about anything else but promoting their own interests, one way or another.
@AbbeyRhode I disagree, but that's what makes a horse race.
MrBrownstone · 46-50, M
Guess masks don’t work

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