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    kill the olympics

    Well best let Eye answer for her self ...I was using Eye to equal I.
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    kill the olympics

    If eye was in charge of the games eye would: 1. Create a bubble for athletes coaches and officials with an enlarged version of the NBA model.   Team members would be tested before departure and on arrival.  Then restricted to Village or other coopted hotels only for teams.   Teams would be...
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    The Olympic village is a ghost town on the water at the moment. After the Olympics are complete, the athlete accommodation will be converted to condos and apartments.  Is this not a problem that human ingenuity can solve with the tools that we have now versus a year ago?  Could the...
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    kill the olympics

    So if New Zealand co do this with 300 people in the days prior to vaccines being available, why cannot Japan, (a country with 26x the population of NZ) do this with 10,000 Olympic athletes.  The Olympic village is effectively an island/peninsula which would facilitate a 14 day quarantine.  Layer...
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    kill the olympics

    Yes. NZ has done an amazing job.  If the Pfizer vaccine can be administered promptly then you will be the success story of the great pandemic.  You started with the advantage of being an island nation but even so that advantage could have been short lived. During that time you also managed to...
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    That is a cumulative statistic Bruce. What will be important is rate of change of cases (in absolute terms and per capita).  The last trailing 7 days cases in Japan are down 22% on the prior 7 days .   That is the good news and Japan on  a global basis has not had a high incidence of...
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    kill the olympics

    The 10,600 athletes and the additional coaches and officials are 80% vaccinated (and perhaps one could make it compulsory) so they will not be spreading the virus back home. How Japan handles the community virus spread in their country will depend on them and their rate of vaccination.  They...
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    kill the olympics

    And yet an OLympic medal in the cabinet shines brighter than a world championship trophy.  I agree with you that the world championship can include tougher competition. ITs the mystique, the training and rarity (once every 4 years) that make it so alluring for the athletes.
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    kill the olympics

    Contractually speaking, the IOC has the final say.  It was the IOC who decided to postpone for a year.  The japanese hosts initially disagreed but came round to that decision. The host is the City of Tokyo and the Japanese Olympic Committee. See contract here ...
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    kill the olympics

    The decision to ban overseas visitors was taken just over 2 months ago. That has been off the table for a while.
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    kill the olympics

    Ditching Olympic sailing will not have any beneficial effect on sailing in the US. A large part of US sailing is nothing to do with the Olympics. The success or lack of success of sailing in the US is dependent on other factors.  The fact that a few US sailors have been to the Olympics and a...
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    Japan has the highest number of hospital bed per capita in the developed world....13 per 1000 ve average of 4.7. HOWEVER, most of the hospitals are small private institutions and they are not set up to work in a coordinated manner during a pandemic. 
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    kill the olympics

    Japan, a nation of 126 million +/- but only 2-4% vaccinated is suggesting keeping out 20,000 +/- athletes , coaches and officials who will be at a minimum 80% vaccinated and restricted to the bubble of Olympic Village and stadiums , with strict testing before and during the event. We are...
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