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Tokyo Olympics postponed

Thank you Canada for forcing their hand.

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by Anonymousreply 93Last Friday at 6:12 PM

Well if Japan didn't hate China enough before..

by Anonymousreply 103/23/2020

Good! I was afraid they'd hold the games in front of empty stadiums, and let the athletes get on with wrestling and screwing and thinking they're invincible.

by Anonymousreply 203/23/2020

I think it's cancelled. We will hear things here and there but it will eventually be called off. Still too risky, even 18 months from now.

by Anonymousreply 303/23/2020

CBS radio say it will take place in 2021

by Anonymousreply 403/23/2020

The Japs have spent billions on this olympics. It’s happening even if they have to get robots to engage in the contests.

by Anonymousreply 503/23/2020

Here come the fucking racists

by Anonymousreply 603/23/2020

No way it was going to happen this year.

Man, 2020 will be a year for the record books.

by Anonymousreply 703/23/2020

The Olympics has been postponed four months before it was due to start and it's not even that big a news story. This is where we are.

by Anonymousreply 803/23/2020

The 2024 Olympics will be split between the 2024 country and Japan. My prediction.

by Anonymousreply 903/23/2020

“International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound...”

Teehee...

by Anonymousreply 1003/23/2020

Dick Pound will always force your hand.

by Anonymousreply 1103/24/2020

[quote]Thank you Canada for forcing their hand.

That's nothing, we Germans made them postpone them THREE TIMES

by Anonymousreply 1203/24/2020

Probably is going to be Tokyo 2024. Paris 2028 and LA 2032.

Paris wont be ready for 2024.

by Anonymousreply 1303/24/2020

Everyone loves Canada❤

by Anonymousreply 1403/24/2020

Games are officially postponed until 2021. Assuming there’s a vaccine/treatment by then, this could turn out to be quite the celebration.

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by Anonymousreply 1503/24/2020

r13

London hosted the 1948 games only three years after WWII ended

by Anonymousreply 1603/24/2020

How is DL darling Tom Daley taking it? And other cute twinks we like?

I pity the athletes. They amp up / taper off their training to be in peak shape for July/August 2020, and now that's all shot and they must recalibrate their workout intensities etc.

And will the aging twink's bodies hold out 1 more year?

by Anonymousreply 1703/24/2020

r14

NOT everyone

by Anonymousreply 1803/24/2020

R17 Is Tom even a twink anymore? Isn't he almost 30?

by Anonymousreply 1903/24/2020

He's 25, R19.

by Anonymousreply 2003/24/2020

Poor Simone, hahahaha.

Thanks God!!!!

by Anonymousreply 2103/24/2020

Omg.

by Anonymousreply 2203/24/2020

Fuck Canada. As the boys of South Park sing, "Blame Canada!"

by Anonymousreply 2303/24/2020

Very proud of Canada

by Anonymousreply 2403/24/2020

Postponed to 2021. Proud of Japan for manning up.

by Anonymousreply 2503/24/2020

Very sad for any country that spent $$$ on infra-structure to support an Olympics, expecting to recoup with Olympics revenue.

by Anonymousreply 2603/24/2020

The Olympics are rarely cancelled so this is big news. They were cancelled previously due to WWI and WWII and not since then.

by Anonymousreply 2703/24/2020

r27

These weren't cancelled they were postponed. In

The 1904 St Louis Olympics were supposed to be in Chicago but St Louis stole them.

by Anonymousreply 2803/26/2020

The only good thing is that at least the host country has a robust economy that can weather the storm of this financial hit better than most. Can you imagine the disaster if this had been, say, Greece?

by Anonymousreply 2903/28/2020

"Very sad for any country that spent $$$ on infra-structure to support an Olympics, expecting to recoup with Olympics revenue."

The host country never, ever makes any money on hosting the Olympics. The only one making coin off the Olympics is the thoroughly corrupt and rotten IOC.

I hope countries wise up and refuse to subsidize these fiascoes any more.

by Anonymousreply 3003/28/2020

Literally no one gives a shit about the fucking Olympics in this day and age.

by Anonymousreply 3103/28/2020

I love the Olympics. It's the one time in four years I watch things like gymnastics, swimming, diving, etc.

by Anonymousreply 3203/28/2020

R32, you should watch NCAA women's collegiate gymnastics. It's actually much more fun than the Olympics. The tricks aren't nearly as hard but the ladies start going towards artistry and expression.

by Anonymousreply 3303/28/2020

Yeah, R33 but then don't you have to listen to that God Awful Amanda Borden?

by Anonymousreply 3403/28/2020

R34, yeah, but it's better than listening to chipmunk Bart Conner.

by Anonymousreply 3503/28/2020

R35, I wish the Olympic broadcast had Bart Conner commentating instead of that dreadful Tim Daggett.

by Anonymousreply 3603/28/2020

R33, hmmm, that might be worth checking out. Bonus points if those gymnasts don't do those awful wolf turns on beam that I'm seeing from all of the American gymnasts.

by Anonymousreply 3703/28/2020

Fuck Bart and Tim... we need Kathy Johnson!

by Anonymousreply 3803/28/2020

[quote] Man, 2020 will be a year for the record books.

Probably the most prophetic quote I've read in years. I truly sums up the entire world

by Anonymousreply 3903/28/2020

Sad the way that gay hottie got sucked into the corrupt world of the IOC. You know which one I mean, the Canadian - Tewksbury. Has anyone seen his one-man show "Belongs"?

by Anonymousreply 4003/28/2020

NCAA gymnastics is like watching a boozed up version of second rate athletes try to do tricks past their peak. It's very painful to watch if you have followed enough elite meets.

by Anonymousreply 4103/28/2020

R41 = McKayla Skinner, still upset she only got one 10 in college.

by Anonymousreply 4203/28/2020

Finale of the 2018 NCAA Championships. Poor Bart had to pretend to be excited for UCLA when they edged out his Oklahoma Sooners. Kathy sounds like she's on Vicodin.

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by Anonymousreply 4303/28/2020

I still prefer Kathy and Bart to Tim & Elfi Schlagel (however you spell her name). The latter two always seem to trash the non-American international gymnasts.

by Anonymousreply 4403/28/2020

Elfi was far worse than Tim ever was.

Although he did delight in jinxing a gymnast by making some comment right before they fell.

by Anonymousreply 4503/28/2020

R44 Elfi is a Canadian which might explain that, but Tim is such a USA homer that I absolutely swear he's a Trumpkin. His college roommate Peter Vidmar left the Olympic committee because of his opposition to gay marriage via his Mormon religion.

by Anonymousreply 4603/28/2020

R46, I thought all those male gymnasts are gay? Someone on another gymnastics thread said that it's a sport that has a disproportionate amount of power bottoms.

by Anonymousreply 4703/28/2020

R47, I can't speak for now, but the majority of the previous generation of elite male gymnasts were straight, or at least not out. Bart Conner married Nadia Comaneci and you can't beard any more than that.

by Anonymousreply 4803/28/2020

R48, I'm surprised not one of those gay, closeted male gymnasts from before bearded with Mary Lou Retton.

by Anonymousreply 4903/28/2020

R49 And MLR is a power Dom top.

by Anonymousreply 5003/28/2020

Not all male gymnasts are gay.

But Tim and Peter definitely are.

by Anonymousreply 5103/28/2020

The only one I cared about being gay or not was Alexei Nemov. The looks and charisma were intoxicating! I could MARY! all day about him in his prime.

by Anonymousreply 5203/28/2020

Alexei was not gay. Some of his teammates however...

by Anonymousreply 5303/28/2020

R53 Oh I know he wasn't. Sadly.

Now the Americans have hotties. There was one blond guy on the 2008 team who had the looks and looked like he could and would fuck you good and dirty.

by Anonymousreply 5403/28/2020

[quote] Bart Conner married Nadia Comaneci and you can't beard any more than that.

Grown-up Nadia has always come across as a rather stone-cold, eastern European dominatrix.

Even in this pic, Nadia's face looks like it's wondering -- "Vy is theees little American homosexual boy kissing me?"

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by Anonymousreply 5503/28/2020

Not sure which you're referring to R54, but of the 2008 Olympic squad the only one that sucked dick was one of the Hamm brothers.

by Anonymousreply 5603/28/2020

R55, in actuality she was wondering if the trophy came with a baguette.

by Anonymousreply 5703/28/2020

R56 I'm not saying this guy was gay ( I believe he was very hetero) but he was sexy and hot.

by Anonymousreply 5803/28/2020

R53, which of Nemov's teammates were gay? I'm guessing Bondarenko?

by Anonymousreply 5903/28/2020

2008- Alexander Artemev and I agree!

by Anonymousreply 6003/28/2020

Ah, little Sasha, from 2008. His father was the one that throws the mean fucks.

by Anonymousreply 6103/28/2020

Who are the hot male gymnasts now?

by Anonymousreply 6203/28/2020

I bet little Sasha does as well. He has some hot pics on his twitter. His body is perfect. A straight twink.

by Anonymousreply 6303/28/2020

R62, I'm a fan of Russian gymnast Artur Dalaloyan.

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by Anonymousreply 6403/28/2020

Here he is in action.

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by Anonymousreply 6503/28/2020

R60, here is Sasha Artemev's pommel horse routine in Beijing. I believe this performance helped seal the bronze medal for the American men.

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by Anonymousreply 6603/28/2020

I told you that they'd cancel. There is NO WAY that Japan would let in hordes of diseased foreigners. They shunned their own people-- Hiroshima residents after the a-bomb and Fukushima refugees as well. Reports like that do not make it into the foreign press so much, but Japan is the most uncaring and xenophobic country in the first world. The Games were NOT going to happen.

by Anonymousreply 6703/28/2020

Technically, they're just postponing until 2021. Japan [italic]will[/italic] have their Olympics, and to them I think it's no matter that it would come at such a heightened financial loss, because it's more a point of pride by this point.

by Anonymousreply 6803/29/2020

One thing to consider is that I wonder how much this will screw up plans for younger athletes who are high school seniors right now, such as several elite gymnasts. They probably thought they were set to graduate, compete in the summer, and then start their freshman year in college in the fall. Now, they may have to defer for a year if they're serious about training for Summer 2021.

by Anonymousreply 6903/29/2020

The problem for athletes like gymnasts is;

1) this will have taken several weeks if not months out of their training current training which a lot of gymnasts can't overcome. It sounds silly but gymnasts can find it really hard to get back to competitive level after taking just a month off.

2) when 2022l1 comes around they'll have to compete with younger gymnasts who are now eligible to compete in 2021. The squads are shrunken down so much noe that it's going to be much more difficult to try to secure a spot in the team.

by Anonymousreply 7003/29/2020

The Olympic scam should be shut down forever. FIFA too!

by Anonymousreply 7103/29/2020

R71, why? It's about rewarding the best athletes in the world and many of these athletes have worked their entire lives for this moment.

Maybe they should shut down the Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Grammys as well while they're at it?

by Anonymousreply 7203/29/2020

I'm going to miss all those hot divers.

by Anonymousreply 7303/29/2020

"It's about rewarding the best athletes in the world and many of these athletes have worked their entire lives for this moment."

What a load of happy horseshit if there ever was one.

It may have been about sportsmanship 50 years ago, but now it's only about the $$$$$$$$$ the IOC and the Olympic "amateur " athletes can make. Meanwhile, the people footing the bill for these extravaganzas, the taxpayers, get zilch.

If all of these dedicated athletes want to get together to show off their hard earned work, let them foot the bill for it. Quit looking for taxpayers and others to subsidize your habits and life style choices.

by Anonymousreply 7403/29/2020

Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled for 21 Jul to 8 Aug 2021.

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by Anonymousreply 7503/30/2020

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for Dyatlov Pass June 1-14, 2020.

by Anonymousreply 7603/30/2020

Who cares at this point?

by Anonymousreply 7703/30/2020

Are the cheating cheater Russians still going to be banned as a country or will this give them a pass?

Asking for a friend.

by Anonymousreply 7803/30/2020

Well the athletes get another year to practice.

by Anonymousreply 7903/30/2020

I wonder which gymnasts will benefit from that extra year?

by Anonymousreply 8003/30/2020

I'm curious if the Gymnastics competition will follow the 2017-2020 Technical Rules or the 2021-2024 Code?

If they judge based on the newer code, it will give an advantage to younger athletes who have already been training the code in preparation for next year's season.

by Anonymousreply 8104/01/2020

I heard Tojo was agin it.

by Anonymousreply 8204/09/2020

If Tokyo has a huge surge of deaths due to Covid-19, there's a good chance the Olympics will never take place there. Abe tried to hide the numbers when Japan was trying to keep the Olympics and their tepid response may spell disaster for their dense and elderly population.

by Anonymousreply 8304/09/2020

Tokyo had the Olympics pulled out from under them once before, this is unfair.

by Anonymousreply 8404/13/2020

I think this is simply delightful!

by Anonymousreply 8504/13/2020

[quote]Well if Japan didn't hate China enough before...

Not as much as we hate them...

by Anonymousreply 8604/13/2020

I feel bad for the athletes who are fit to compete this year but will miss out a year later due to some inevitable injuries.

by Anonymousreply 8704/13/2020

As well they should be

by Anonymousreply 8804/21/2020

I heard they are postponing them again to 2022.

by Anonymousreply 8905/14/2020

They may be over forever.

by Anonymousreply 9005/14/2020

No, in four years, this think will have burned through the source material.

by Anonymousreply 9105/14/2020

Remember when the World's Fair was more important than the Olympics?

by Anonymousreply 92Last Friday at 6:07 PM

(R81) I am a huge gymnastics fan, too. No, gymnastics will use the current Code of Points for 2021 Olympics. But quite unfairly, the gymnastics powers that be said that girls currently ineligible to compete due to age (too young) can compete next year for a spot at the Olympics. That leaves the current crop of girls at a disadvantage since they will be a year older and somewhat past their prime. Women's gymnastics favors the 15-17 year olds.

It will be difficult to make the USA team with only 4 spots open for the team competition. Specialists can earn a spot if they win World Cup events.

by Anonymousreply 93Last Friday at 6:12 PM
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