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    Lets hope they can go ahead in 2021 and be even bigger and better, a huge global celebration of our defeat of the virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    Not much point in this thread, there will not be a 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Maybe a 2021 event, maybe cancelled altogether. However it's been obvious for several weeks that it won't be going ahead this year, speculator-less or not.
    Market data indicating that the Olympics wasn't going to happen - airline ticket prices

    I had olympic even tickets but had not yet bought airplane tickets. Prior low cost airlines like HK Express and Jetstar were showing about 3500 HKD for pricing between HKG and TYO. Then about a month ago the prices started cratering to all the way down to 1600 HKD. I thought about buying but decided against it.

    Olympics totally going to be postponed and those guys are are going to keep my olympic ticket money for an indefinite period of time
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    OK .... may be stupid is not the word we're looking for.

    OKYO 2020'S MORI: I'M NOT SO STUPID AS TO ASSUME ATHLETES, PEOPLE WILL COME TO OLYMPICS AMID GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS CRISIS EVEN IF WE PUSH FORWARD WITH IT

    https://twitter.com/Rover829/status/1241965610285727744

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    I'M NOT SO STUPID AS TO ASSUME ATHLETES, PEOPLE WILL COME TO OLYMPICS AMID GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS CRISIS EVEN IF WE PUSH FORWARD WITH IT
    Global Times front page on 10 August 2020...

    "All hail the Glorious Motherland! China wins every single Olympic medal!"
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    Missed this one from NZ...

    NZ Olympic Committee president Mike Stanley confirmed it would seriously consider boycotting the Tokyo Games, if the International Olympic Committee decided not to postpone.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport...e-stanley.html

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    And they have started the talk about postponing....

    https://reut.rs/2vHiGhT


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    Just a matter of formal announcements and paperwork . . . .

    https://www.cbssports.com/olympics/n...c-member-says/


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    @huja - certainly looks like it ... phone call @ 11 ...

    https://twitter.com/Rover829/status/1242309999780433922

    Veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA TODAY Sports on Monday afternoon that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are going to be postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    “On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound said in a phone interview. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”

    Pound, a Canadian who has been one of the most influential members of the IOC for decades, said the games will likely be moved to 2021, with the details to be worked out in the next four weeks. He said he expects the IOC to announce its next steps soon.

    “It will come in stages,” said Pound, 78, the longest-serving IOC member. “We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense.”

    Neither the IOC nor the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee had announced a decision to postpone as of Monday afternoon.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...us/2899848001/
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    And we're done ...

    https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1242239708165365760

    #thankcanada or #blamecanada


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