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Subject: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/20 at 2:45 pm

The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad is set to hosted in  Tokyo, Japan, on the dates Friday July 24th to Sunday August 9th.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/20 at 6:51 am

Olympic organisers are "seriously concerned" about the spread of coronavirus and the impact it could have on the Tokyo Games this summer. Several qualification events have already been impacted due to the virus.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/51383584

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/20 at 3:09 pm

Preparations for the Tokyo Olympics are "business as usual" despite the outbreak of coronavirus, according to International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/51635791

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 4:04 am

Japan's Olympic minister says the Tokyo 2020 Games could be postponed from the summer until later in the year amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/20 at 8:56 am

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned in July, despite coronavirus concerns resulting in the postponement of sporting events. Abe added the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will have the final decision whether Tokyo 2020 goes ahead. "We will overcome the spread of the infection and host the Olympics without problem, as planned," Abe said.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/51888491

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: nally on 03/14/20 at 11:28 am

I just hope it's well under control by then.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/20 at 11:31 am


I just hope it's well under control by then.
I cannot see the Olympics being held behind closed doors.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/20 at 7:17 am

Olympic organisers have warned "no solution will be ideal" in preparing for Tokyo 2020 after being accused of putting athletes "in danger".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/51943083

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 9:21 am

Speculation about the fate of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo has been rife and some athletes have called for them to be postponed but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said they could still take place as planned. World Athletics chief Lord Sebastian Coe has told BBC Sport he believes that is the right decision, for now. "Let's not make a precipitous decision when we don't have to four months out," he said. Events were "changing by the hour" but it was "not a decision that has to be made at the moment". However, he added that "anything" was possible.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/20 at 1:33 am

The International Olympic Committee is considering a postponement of Tokyo 2020, and has given itself a deadline of four weeks to make a decision.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/20 at 2:04 am

The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have been thrown into further doubt after Canada became the first major country to withdraw. Their announcement came shortly after the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, admitted for the first time that the games could be postponed. Meanwhile, the Australian team has said it was "clear" the games could not go ahead, and told its athletes to prepare for a 2021 games. The games are due to begin on 24 July.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-52000044

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/20 at 3:12 pm

Great Britain will not send a team to Tokyo 2020 if the spread of coronavirus continues as predicted, says British Olympic Association chairman Hugh Robertson.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: nally on 03/23/20 at 4:47 pm


The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have been thrown into further doubt after Canada became the first major country to withdraw. Their announcement came shortly after the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, admitted for the first time that the games could be postponed. Meanwhile, the Australian team has said it was "clear" the games could not go ahead, and told its athletes to prepare for a 2021 games. The games are due to begin on 24 July.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-52000044

2021 games would be unusual, and definitely unconventional, since that would be an odd number year.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/20 at 5:04 pm


2021 games would be unusual, and definitely unconventional, since that would be an odd number year.
...but will still clash with other athletic events.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/20 at 7:43 am

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Abe said he has agreed the delay with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach following talks earlier on Tuesday. BBC sports editor Dan Roan says the IOC's Executive Board will approve the delay this afternoon.

Subject: 2020 Summer Olympics, now postponed to 2021

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/20 at 8:34 am


Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Abe said he has agreed the delay with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach following talks earlier on Tuesday. BBC sports editor Dan Roan says the IOC's Executive Board will approve the delay this afternoon.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed until next year because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: That2004Kid on 03/24/20 at 9:09 am


The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed until next year because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.


Wow.. correct me if I'm wrong (probably am xD), but is this the first Olympic game not held on a leap year due to being pushed back?

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/20 at 10:43 am


Wow.. correct me if I'm wrong (probably am xD), but is this the first Olympic game not held on a leap year due to being pushed back?
I think you are correct. There 2000 was still a leap year, for "any year that is divisible by 4 and 400 is a Leap Year. For Ex. 400 AD, 800 AD, 1200 AD, 1600 AD, 2000 AD, 2400 AD, 2800 AD and so on. ... Since 2100 is divisible by 100 it needs to be divisible by 400 as well in order to be a leap year, which it's not." (From Google)

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: nally on 03/24/20 at 12:41 pm


The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed until next year because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Ooh dear. :o

Do we know which days they're going to be held?

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: nally on 03/24/20 at 12:42 pm


I think you are correct. There 2000 was still a leap year, for "any year that is divisible by 4 and 400 is a Leap Year. For Ex. 400 AD, 800 AD, 1200 AD, 1600 AD, 2000 AD, 2400 AD, 2800 AD and so on. ... Since 2100 is divisible by 100 it needs to be divisible by 400 as well in order to be a leap year, which it's not." (From Google)

Yes, he is.


Wow.. correct me if I'm wrong (probably am xD), but is this the first Olympic game not held on a leap year due to being pushed back?

Actually, this is the first time since 1944 that the Olympics Games won't be held in a proper year. The reason that they weren't held in 1944 was due to WW2 (and for that reason, they were cancelled).

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/20 at 12:43 pm


Ooh dear. :o

Do we know which days they're going to be held?
At the moment the aim is to be next year, "no later than summer 2021".

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/20 at 12:44 pm


Actually, this is the first time since 1944 that the Olympics Games won't be held in a proper year. The reason that they weren't held in 1944 was due to WW2 (and for that reason, they were cancelled).
The 1916 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VI Olympiad, were scheduled to be held in Berlin, German Empire, but were eventually cancelled due to the outbreak of World War I.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: nally on 03/24/20 at 12:46 pm


The 1916 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VI Olympiad, were scheduled to be held in Berlin, German Empire, but were eventually cancelled due to the outbreak of World War I.

Yes, that's the first time that they were cancelled.

Then the ones of 1940 and 1944 were cancelled due to the outbreak of WW2, as I stated above.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/20 at 7:39 am


Ooh dear. :o

Do we know which days they're going to be held?
Just announced, breaking news!

The Tokyo Olympic Games will start on 23 July, 2021 and will run to 8 August after it was postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) executive board met on Monday to make the decision. The Olympics will still be called Tokyo 2020 despite taking place in 2021. The Paralympic Games, originally due to start on 25 August, 2020, will now take place between 24 August and 5 September, 2021.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/52091224

Subject: No vaccine, no 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 1:56 pm

The postponed Tokyo Olympics will be "scrapped" if they cannot take place in 2021, says Games chief Yoshiro Mori. Tokyo 2020 is now scheduled to run from 23 July to 8 August next year after being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Health experts have cast doubt on whether the Games could be held next summer without a vaccine or effective drugs to treat Covid-19 being found. When asked if the event could be moved again to 2022, Mori replied: "No." "In that case, the Olympics will be scrapped," he added.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: nally on 04/28/20 at 7:40 pm


The postponed Tokyo Olympics will be "scrapped" if they cannot take place in 2021, says Games chief Yoshiro Mori. Tokyo 2020 is now scheduled to run from 23 July to 8 August next year after being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Health experts have cast doubt on whether the Games could be held next summer without a vaccine or effective drugs to treat Covid-19 being found. When asked if the event could be moved again to 2022, Mori replied: "No." "In that case, the Olympics will be scrapped," he added.

All I can say is... :-[ :-\\

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/20 at 1:31 pm

Tokyo 2020 will be a "simplified" Olympics, according to the chief executive of the organising committee. The Games, scheduled to start in July, were postponed for a year in March because of fears over the Covid-19 pandemic. Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto added that the Olympics will "not be done with grand splendour". Organisers said that they are working on more than 200 ideas to simplify and reduce costs for the rescheduled Games.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/52997023

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: nally on 06/16/20 at 3:47 pm


Tokyo 2020 will be a "simplified" Olympics, according to the chief executive of the organising committee. The Games, scheduled to start in July, were postponed for a year in March because of fears over the Covid-19 pandemic. Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto added that the Olympics will "not be done with grand splendour". Organisers said that they are working on more than 200 ideas to simplify and reduce costs for the rescheduled Games.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/52997023


Interesting (for lack of a better word)... I wonder how that will play out.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/20 at 9:22 am

More than half of Tokyo's residents do not think the postponed Olympic Games should be held next year, a poll suggests. The poll, which was conducted by two Japanese news organisations between 26-28 June, found that 51.7% of people hoped the Games in 2021 were postponed or cancelled again. Among those opposed to the Games being held in 2021, 27.7% wanted them cancelled altogether, while the rest preferred a second postponement. Of those who wanted a 2021 games, 31.1% said the event should be scaled-back, including without spectators, while 15.2% said they wanted to see a full-blown Olympics. The poll received 1,030 replies. The Games, originally meant to be held in July, are now scheduled for July 2021.

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/20 at 12:43 am

The International Olympic Committee is "fully committed" to the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and has "multiple scenarios" for them to take place safely.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/53422297

Subject: Re: 2020 Summer Olympics

Written By: nally on 08/10/20 at 10:11 pm

Yesterday, I think, would have been the closing ceremonies. :(

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