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    kill the olympics

    Thomas Bach is now in Tokyo, where he thanked the Chinese people for holding the Olympics. His next activity will be breaking the Olympic Covid rules with a photo-op in Hiroshima!
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    It seems like the baseball games at Koriyama will be the only event with spectators. Sailing and Surfing would seem to be out of luck here, as their venues are close enough to Tokyo to be covered by the emergency. 
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    Yeah well, Japanese cheerleaders just show up and look cute so maybe that's not such a big deal. They don't usually do the maybe you should have a net under you American cheerleaders do. 
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    The thing of it is, in Japan it's the right wingers who are the internationalists-because hey; Japan is supposed to be be a shining beacon unto the world. The left wingers are the ones who reckon Japan for the Japanese. Hence the battle against Narita airport back in the day. Therefore, the...
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    Japanese practice is to send school kids/bands/cheerleaders assigned to cheer for nations that don't have a lot of fans there. I don't know if that is going to be done this summer or not. Pro baseball in Japan at present has 5000 fans for each game. Therefore I assume there will be at least some...
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    Suga had to tough out the anti-Olympic storm to remain PM. If it was otherwise, his own rivals within the LDP would have their knives out. He is PM because what goes on in within the LDP, public opinion has nothing to do with it.  The nationalist faction of the LDP (rightly or wrongly) always...
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    Yeah, arriving at SYD in July with my summer gear resulted in the coldest winter of my life. 
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    Yes I know, it's all about the TV product. Hence these Olympics are in generally windless and brutally muggy midsummer whereas the the '64 games were in breezy October. Humans have a choice to go or not, if a horse drops dead when its 35 centigrade the PETA folks will want to ban show-jumping.  ...
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    The problem with Odaiba was that ISAF/World Sailing requires drones/choppers for their Olympic regatta, and Odaiba would be fine for sailing boats if it had a marina-but the airspace above is restricted due to HND approaches.  Yes; Enoshima is nice and it fits with the plan of reusing 1964...
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    It was World Sailing/ISAF that nixxed the proposed Olympic/Paralympic marina at Odaiba that would have been great legacy for Tokyo sailors, and put the Olympic regatta in Tokyo. 
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    The one family member of mine who got covid did later get his jab. Since his work is protein quantitation, I think he knows what he is doing. 
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    NBA players and coaches are going, just not from the teams that go deep into the playoffs. For example, Canada has 14 NBA players on the roster preparing in the Raptors training facility right now. I suppose their clubs are to be commended for not telling their players what they can and cannot...
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    The epidemic of 1918 still has repercussions today. 
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    Then it was very irresponsible of Portugal to let them in. 
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    It's interesting that any number of athletes are going that will not actually compete in the actual games. Australia opened their softball training camp in Ota with 23 players and are working down to a roster of 15. It seems like Suga is going to call an election sooner rather than later, so...
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    I find it hard to believe that no EPL players are among the 33 million Britons who have a least one jab. 
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    Source?!-they had a soccer game with vaccinated fans and players in Porto the other day and tens of millions of people all over the world watched it! Chelsea won....
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    There is no way in this world that Tokyo police will micromanage a bunch of foreigners. They do not do anything about the foreign touts at clip joints as it is. 
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    Yeah, patronage is much more important to the success of the LDP than policy or ideology. It they had have held a referendum on the Tokyo Olympics back in the day, the no side probably would have won. This is why it doesn't really matter if even %99 of the people in Japan are against the...
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    LOL-the fit 20 somethings with City and Chelsea seemed to get vaccinated without much public outcry. 
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