Olympics 'will take place this summer'
20/01/2021 | sport | other | 30
Tokyo Olympics organisers tell BBC Scotland they are not willing to see the event held behind closed doors - and that the Games "will take place this summer".
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RG
20/01/2021 10:46:19 1 2
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Jeez, make up your mind BBC, this guy saying its on, Dan Roan reporting its unlikely ??
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55722542
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Sam
20/01/2021 11:11:34 0 0
bbc
Reporting on interviews from two different people perhaps.
2
20/01/2021 10:50:44 9 10
bbc
It is criminal to even consider going ahead. No one who goes to the Games can be allowed to come into to UK until all lockdown restrictions are lifted and everything open again. Just filling a few greedy pockets is not worth endangering other people for.
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20/01/2021 11:03:47 8 6
bbc
You do realise we're talking about 6 months from now? A hell of a lot could have changed by then.

More people will have been vaccinated. And covid is a seasonal virus so will get weaker as the weather warms up.
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20/01/2021 10:50:44 9 10
bbc
It is criminal to even consider going ahead. No one who goes to the Games can be allowed to come into to UK until all lockdown restrictions are lifted and everything open again. Just filling a few greedy pockets is not worth endangering other people for.
3
20/01/2021 11:03:47 8 6
bbc
You do realise we're talking about 6 months from now? A hell of a lot could have changed by then.

More people will have been vaccinated. And covid is a seasonal virus so will get weaker as the weather warms up.
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20/01/2021 12:50:59 1 2
bbc
Not everyone in U.K. will be vaccinated by then never mind round the world. In 6 months time this virus will still be very much with us. The comment about virus getting weaker in summer is naive to say the least. Cases went down here cos of lockdown, not the weather.
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20/01/2021 11:07:46 7 1
bbc
It is not just about athletes, coaches, officials AT the Games. It is what these folk are doing NOW in order to put themselves in contention for selection; travelling to training camps, holding competitions etc
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20/01/2021 14:24:35 0 7
bbc
Selfish, entitled clowns!
5
20/01/2021 11:09:08 5 8
bbc
It needs to go ahead, even if behind closed doors and with less participants. Some of these niche sports only survive because of the Olympic cycle and the exposure it brings - cancellation would be a disaster.

And I do not want to live in a world where the only sport is wealthy football and horse-racing, thank you very much
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20/01/2021 12:52:25 3 5
bbc
No it don’t ‘need’ to go ahead. More important things than a sporting jamboree.
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RG
20/01/2021 10:46:19 1 2
bbc
Jeez, make up your mind BBC, this guy saying its on, Dan Roan reporting its unlikely ??
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55722542
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Sam
20/01/2021 11:11:34 0 0
bbc
Reporting on interviews from two different people perhaps.
7
20/01/2021 11:45:38 5 3
bbc
I really hope not for the safety of everyone.
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20/01/2021 20:10:45 0 0
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The safety of everyone?That could have been sorted last year with no travel and borders closed.
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20/01/2021 12:02:11 4 7
bbc
Tokyo Olympics. No chance.

Risks for spectators. Don't forget there are numerous mutations of covid around some of which you may have built up immunity to and others not. Mixing a crowd from around the world is just madness

Mentally and physically competitors will not be fully prepared. The standard will be poor
16
20/01/2021 14:27:43 1 5
bbc
Oh I'm sure they have plenty of 'supplements' to perform well!
9
20/01/2021 12:48:09 7 10
bbc
Organisers are showing either complete disregard for health or showing irresponsibility or just deluded.

How is an event going to happen with people coming from every country in the world to one place? It has super spreader written all over it.

Of course it won’t take place. Don’t need a crystal ball to predict that.
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20/01/2021 12:56:09 2 9
bbc
People who downvoted this. Read my first sentence above.
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20/01/2021 11:03:47 8 6
bbc
You do realise we're talking about 6 months from now? A hell of a lot could have changed by then.

More people will have been vaccinated. And covid is a seasonal virus so will get weaker as the weather warms up.
10
20/01/2021 12:50:59 1 2
bbc
Not everyone in U.K. will be vaccinated by then never mind round the world. In 6 months time this virus will still be very much with us. The comment about virus getting weaker in summer is naive to say the least. Cases went down here cos of lockdown, not the weather.
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20/01/2021 15:33:58 0 0
bbc
Naiive to say the least? It is well known that UV light helps kill the virus, scientific studies have shown that.

And FYI we weren't in lockdown over summer and we were having 10 deaths per day!

Right now we're having over 1,000 deaths per day and we've been in lockdown for months!! And that's despite the vaccine!

It's pretty clear it's stronger in winter than summer.
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20/01/2021 11:09:08 5 8
bbc
It needs to go ahead, even if behind closed doors and with less participants. Some of these niche sports only survive because of the Olympic cycle and the exposure it brings - cancellation would be a disaster.

And I do not want to live in a world where the only sport is wealthy football and horse-racing, thank you very much
11
20/01/2021 12:52:25 3 5
bbc
No it don’t ‘need’ to go ahead. More important things than a sporting jamboree.
9
20/01/2021 12:48:09 7 10
bbc
Organisers are showing either complete disregard for health or showing irresponsibility or just deluded.

How is an event going to happen with people coming from every country in the world to one place? It has super spreader written all over it.

Of course it won’t take place. Don’t need a crystal ball to predict that.
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20/01/2021 12:56:09 2 9
bbc
People who downvoted this. Read my first sentence above.
13
20/01/2021 13:22:56 2 6
bbc
charlieboy said it all, it aint going to happen! No Chance. Decision to cancel should be made now, to save all the pain later. Its a great shame, but its just a legal issue now about the money?
14
20/01/2021 14:22:12 3 6
bbc
Totally irresponsible!

Even the Japanese are putting money before lives! We should all Boycott it!
30
21/01/2021 16:49:38 0 0
bbc
No one cares what you watch
4
20/01/2021 11:07:46 7 1
bbc
It is not just about athletes, coaches, officials AT the Games. It is what these folk are doing NOW in order to put themselves in contention for selection; travelling to training camps, holding competitions etc
15
20/01/2021 14:24:35 0 7
bbc
Selfish, entitled clowns!
8
20/01/2021 12:02:11 4 7
bbc
Tokyo Olympics. No chance.

Risks for spectators. Don't forget there are numerous mutations of covid around some of which you may have built up immunity to and others not. Mixing a crowd from around the world is just madness

Mentally and physically competitors will not be fully prepared. The standard will be poor
16
20/01/2021 14:27:43 1 5
bbc
Oh I'm sure they have plenty of 'supplements' to perform well!
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20/01/2021 14:42:11 2 3
bbc
Simply will not happen under the current climate !!
18
20/01/2021 15:07:42 5 7
bbc
I feel sorry for the Japanese. 5000 deaths in total so far, less than we have in a few days.
Efficient government, law abiding people with low levels of obesity.

I hope the games go ahead. Test the athletes on arrival.

Ban spectators from obese mismanaged countries like the US and UK. Allow spectators from countries like NZ, OZ or Taiwan, seven dead in total from Covid in the latter.

Seven.
19
20/01/2021 15:19:47 7 2
bbc
Yes that would make sense. My god if you hate this country so much why not do us all a favour and go and live in somewhere like Taiwan. I am sure we would all be happy to pay your fare (on condition of never returning of course)
20
20/01/2021 15:22:30 0 0
bbc
The olympics is about money so every effort will be made to make sure it happens. However, if behind closed doors is the only option it will make a huge loss.
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20/01/2021 22:13:07 0 0
bbc
figures are suspect as all measure differently
NZ not like UK...thank goodness
18
20/01/2021 15:07:42 5 7
bbc
I feel sorry for the Japanese. 5000 deaths in total so far, less than we have in a few days.
Efficient government, law abiding people with low levels of obesity.

I hope the games go ahead. Test the athletes on arrival.

Ban spectators from obese mismanaged countries like the US and UK. Allow spectators from countries like NZ, OZ or Taiwan, seven dead in total from Covid in the latter.

Seven.
19
20/01/2021 15:19:47 7 2
bbc
Yes that would make sense. My god if you hate this country so much why not do us all a favour and go and live in somewhere like Taiwan. I am sure we would all be happy to pay your fare (on condition of never returning of course)
21
20/01/2021 15:30:17 0 2
bbc
Or maybe we love this country, and it hurts us to see it constantly shooting itself in the foot!
29
21/01/2021 16:49:17 0 0
bbc
Oh yes, criticise your own country and you have to leave? spoken like a trumpian style american. Get a grip.
18
20/01/2021 15:07:42 5 7
bbc
I feel sorry for the Japanese. 5000 deaths in total so far, less than we have in a few days.
Efficient government, law abiding people with low levels of obesity.

I hope the games go ahead. Test the athletes on arrival.

Ban spectators from obese mismanaged countries like the US and UK. Allow spectators from countries like NZ, OZ or Taiwan, seven dead in total from Covid in the latter.

Seven.
20
20/01/2021 15:22:30 0 0
bbc
The olympics is about money so every effort will be made to make sure it happens. However, if behind closed doors is the only option it will make a huge loss.
19
20/01/2021 15:19:47 7 2
bbc
Yes that would make sense. My god if you hate this country so much why not do us all a favour and go and live in somewhere like Taiwan. I am sure we would all be happy to pay your fare (on condition of never returning of course)
21
20/01/2021 15:30:17 0 2
bbc
Or maybe we love this country, and it hurts us to see it constantly shooting itself in the foot!
10
20/01/2021 12:50:59 1 2
bbc
Not everyone in U.K. will be vaccinated by then never mind round the world. In 6 months time this virus will still be very much with us. The comment about virus getting weaker in summer is naive to say the least. Cases went down here cos of lockdown, not the weather.
22
20/01/2021 15:33:58 0 0
bbc
Naiive to say the least? It is well known that UV light helps kill the virus, scientific studies have shown that.

And FYI we weren't in lockdown over summer and we were having 10 deaths per day!

Right now we're having over 1,000 deaths per day and we've been in lockdown for months!! And that's despite the vaccine!

It's pretty clear it's stronger in winter than summer.
23
20/01/2021 16:01:04 1 4
bbc
Bet it don't !!
7
20/01/2021 11:45:38 5 3
bbc
I really hope not for the safety of everyone.
24
20/01/2021 20:10:45 0 0
bbc
The safety of everyone?That could have been sorted last year with no travel and borders closed.
25
20/01/2021 22:03:02 0 3
bbc
terrible decision all money. virus spread
seeing crowd all sitting there in masks
Athletics will be won by Nike Alphafly shoes anyway
18
20/01/2021 15:07:42 5 7
bbc
I feel sorry for the Japanese. 5000 deaths in total so far, less than we have in a few days.
Efficient government, law abiding people with low levels of obesity.

I hope the games go ahead. Test the athletes on arrival.

Ban spectators from obese mismanaged countries like the US and UK. Allow spectators from countries like NZ, OZ or Taiwan, seven dead in total from Covid in the latter.

Seven.
26
20/01/2021 22:13:07 0 0
bbc
figures are suspect as all measure differently
NZ not like UK...thank goodness
27
20/01/2021 23:22:13 2 0
bbc
The Olympics are is six months away. Before this we have the Aus and French open, Wimbledon and the Euros. Plus various Golf and F1 races. If most or all of these are still going ahead then i dont see any reason why the Olympics cant follow suit.
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21/01/2021 16:00:05 0 0
bbc
A huge difference. We are talking a massive event with people coming from every country in the world to one place. It’s not comparable to other events which have a lot smaller participating. F1 for instance is only 20 teams. Euro matches have just 2.
27
20/01/2021 23:22:13 2 0
bbc
The Olympics are is six months away. Before this we have the Aus and French open, Wimbledon and the Euros. Plus various Golf and F1 races. If most or all of these are still going ahead then i dont see any reason why the Olympics cant follow suit.
28
21/01/2021 16:00:05 0 0
bbc
A huge difference. We are talking a massive event with people coming from every country in the world to one place. It’s not comparable to other events which have a lot smaller participating. F1 for instance is only 20 teams. Euro matches have just 2.
19
20/01/2021 15:19:47 7 2
bbc
Yes that would make sense. My god if you hate this country so much why not do us all a favour and go and live in somewhere like Taiwan. I am sure we would all be happy to pay your fare (on condition of never returning of course)
29
21/01/2021 16:49:17 0 0
bbc
Oh yes, criticise your own country and you have to leave? spoken like a trumpian style american. Get a grip.
14
20/01/2021 14:22:12 3 6
bbc
Totally irresponsible!

Even the Japanese are putting money before lives! We should all Boycott it!
30
21/01/2021 16:49:38 0 0
bbc
No one cares what you watch