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This too shall end in tears.....A Week Before The Opening Ceremony, Coronavirus Turns Up At Tokyo's Olympic Village

One week before the top global sporting event kicks off, the first person has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Olympic Village in Tokyo, as more than 11,000 athletes, plus an estimated 79,000 journalists, officials and staff are slated to gather in Japan during the ongoing pandemic.

So far, 44 people affiliated with the Games have tested positive since the beginning of July, most of them contractors.

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto announced at a news conference Saturday that the latest infection was detected during PCR screening conducted a day earlier and the person is now quarantined for 14 days at a hotel.

The identity and nationality were not revealed, but Muto said the infected person comes from overseas.

The individual is listed as "games-concerned personnel" in the running tally of infections organizers are tracking. Athletes are a separate category.

On Friday, a member of the Nigerian delegation became the first visitor to be hospitalized with COVID-19.

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by Anonymousreply 145July 30, 2021 3:49 AM

Once the athletes start getting COVID in mass droves, they are going to have to cancel the Olympics. How can you fairly play the games if many of the countries can't compete?

by Anonymousreply 1July 17, 2021 3:06 PM

Stubborn and sclerotic LDP “leadership” leads to disaster after disaster.

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by Anonymousreply 2July 17, 2021 3:06 PM

Stay Away!!!

by Anonymousreply 3July 17, 2021 3:08 PM

What fucking mess!

by Anonymousreply 4July 17, 2021 3:08 PM

The athletes are going to bring in exotic strains of the virus from all over the world.

by Anonymousreply 5July 17, 2021 3:12 PM

How many are going to get COVID, be asymptomatic and then return home?

by Anonymousreply 6July 17, 2021 3:14 PM

Biden should pull our Country out. They are going to create the Olympic strain there!!!

by Anonymousreply 7July 17, 2021 3:14 PM

And this happened.....

The Germany squad walked off the pitch in solidarity with Jordan Torunarigha after alleged racist abuse from a Honduras player towards the centre-back during their pre-Olympic friendly in Wakayama, Japan on Saturday.

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by Anonymousreply 8July 17, 2021 3:18 PM

Karma for letting men steal opportunities from women.

by Anonymousreply 9July 17, 2021 3:18 PM

Failure is chronic in Japan.

They’re not run by engineers like China. They’re run by a selfish, craven political machine. Self-dealing, insulated Keio and Tokyo U. graduates still dominate, zero innovation or responsiveness.

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by Anonymousreply 10July 17, 2021 3:25 PM
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by Anonymousreply 11July 17, 2021 3:26 PM

It’s still run by a cult.

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by Anonymousreply 12July 17, 2021 3:28 PM

As they foolishly decided to go ahead with the games, they should have mandated that every single person involved with the games be fully vaccinated.

This includes officials, athletes, journalists, coaches, family members, food service workers, vendors. Anyone and everyone.

by Anonymousreply 13July 17, 2021 3:32 PM

What I don't get is that there have been big sporting tournaments going on since last year e.g. tennis slams, the Euro football tournament, yet everyone's freaking out about the Olympics.

by Anonymousreply 14July 17, 2021 3:38 PM

A member of the Nigerian Tokyo Olympics delegation has been hospitalized.

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by Anonymousreply 15July 17, 2021 3:39 PM

You all are forgetting this was not just a Japanese decision. The IOC could've easily mandated a(nother) cancellation or postponement of the Games, and--as I've said in several other threads on this same subject--the IOC refused to do it because money. Billions and billions of dollars worth of $$$ from sponsorships, airing rights, branding on apparel, etc. Kim Kardashian is supplying the undergarments for Team USA, for crying out loud! It's all about money, as the Olympics have been for the last 50 years or so.

by Anonymousreply 16July 17, 2021 3:39 PM

I’ve read that a lot of athletes are resistant to getting vaccinated, too. Bringing people from around the world together during a global pandemic seems like a really bad idea. Unfortunately, it’s going to be the countries in which effective vaccines are much more difficult to get that are going to face the most severe repercussions from this decision.

by Anonymousreply 17July 17, 2021 3:55 PM

R17 fuck this nonsense. How many variants will we have after this? Ugh and all to play a fucking sport.

by Anonymousreply 18July 17, 2021 4:07 PM

R16 is right. Money makes the world go round.

Always has. Always will.

by Anonymousreply 19July 17, 2021 4:10 PM

FFS. This was so simple. All they had to do was this:

-If you want to attend the Olympics, you must be vaccinated.

-Athletes must be tested for the virus when they arrive and once a day as long as they stay.

-Athletes must stay in the Olympic Village.

That's it.

by Anonymousreply 20July 17, 2021 4:36 PM

[quote] Japan’s Parliament, also known as the Diet

They’re promoting diet culture! How dare they! We demand to speak to the Emperor.

by Anonymousreply 21July 17, 2021 5:19 PM
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by Anonymousreply 22July 17, 2021 11:07 PM

Wow. A few cases. Cancel the Olympics!

by Anonymousreply 23July 17, 2021 11:18 PM

Unbelievable that they would even attempt to have the Olympics this soon…really poor thought. Let’s start a good fund me for Japan…a few billion dollars should be enough. Hope it brings down the current government.

by Anonymousreply 24July 17, 2021 11:27 PM

[quote] Failure is chronic in Japan. They’re not run by engineers like China.

Are you sure your use of the word failure shouldn't have been included in your sentence about Chinese engineering?

by Anonymousreply 25July 17, 2021 11:32 PM

Sounds like a personal problem.

by Anonymousreply 26July 17, 2021 11:36 PM

The olympic village is Tindr come to life. They'll be fucking like rabbits.

by Anonymousreply 27July 18, 2021 12:14 AM

[quote] Kim Kardashian is supplying the undergarments for Team USA

You’re joking!!! Damn, Pimp Mammy has been a busy bee for her 10%. These trashy people have now infected the Olympics. Unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 28July 18, 2021 12:19 AM

What do you mean, R25?

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by Anonymousreply 29July 18, 2021 12:31 AM

R25, no, because my comment was about governance. Engineers govern differently from career politicians with aristocratic backgrounds, current PM excepted.

by Anonymousreply 30July 18, 2021 3:48 AM

Well, a trainwreck Olympic will also earn a page in history if that is any consolation... A spectacular return to glory for Japan in the twenty first century it certainly won't be.

by Anonymousreply 31July 18, 2021 4:03 AM

Six British athletes and two staff members now in quarantine after being in close contact on a plane with someone who tested positive.

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by Anonymousreply 32July 18, 2021 2:19 PM

Why is anybody surprised the Olympics are still being held? The IOC, along with the American NFL and the Nazi Party, are the three biggest shakedown artists in the history of mankind.

by Anonymousreply 33July 18, 2021 2:28 PM

The things coming out of this Olympics are crazy

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by Anonymousreply 34July 18, 2021 3:41 PM

^^ Looks like the 600 pound MTF weight-lifter is going to be sleeping on the floor ^^

by Anonymousreply 35July 18, 2021 4:36 PM

I co-sign R7: the resulting strain needs to be named the "Olympic Strain".

by Anonymousreply 36July 18, 2021 4:45 PM

[R29], that story is from 2009.

by Anonymousreply 37July 18, 2021 10:13 PM

U.S. tennis player Coco Gauff is out after testing positive.

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by Anonymousreply 38July 19, 2021 12:14 AM

[quote]The olympic village is Tindr come to life. They'll be fucking like rabbits

Olympic athletes will spend their nights on cardboard beds in an effort to discourage casual sex amidst Covid-19

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by Anonymousreply 39July 19, 2021 12:19 AM

R39 see r34.

by Anonymousreply 40July 19, 2021 12:26 AM

Poor Coco.

by Anonymousreply 41July 19, 2021 12:57 AM

I’d fake Covid to get out of this clusterfuck. There is no sensible reason to be holding this mess right now.

by Anonymousreply 42July 19, 2021 1:40 AM

[quote]Olympic athletes will spend their nights on cardboard beds in an effort to discourage casual sex amidst Covid-19

Gosh, and there's certainly no other way to have casual sex!

by Anonymousreply 43July 19, 2021 2:16 AM

An alternate on the U.S. women's gymnastics team tested positive for the coronavirus just days before the Tokyo Olympics was set to begin, American Olympic officials said Monday.

The gymnast, who authorities did not publicly identify, tested positive while training for the games in Narita, about 35 miles east of Tokyo, according to city officials. She is between the age of 10 and 19. A statement from USA Gymnastics said the athlete tested positive on Sunday and she and another alternate member of the team were quarantined.

After arriving in Japan on Thursday, the gymnasts stayed in their travel accommodations and practiced in venues, but did not spend time in the city, according to the city. Another team member who was identified as a "close contact" of the gymnast has been placed "on standby."

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by Anonymousreply 44July 19, 2021 1:09 PM

Bbbbbut my gold medal... I need it!

by Anonymousreply 45July 19, 2021 1:17 PM

Good, as a sex-negative gay I agree there should be as much discouragement from sexual relations as possible.

by Anonymousreply 46July 19, 2021 4:10 PM

Corrupt mother fuckers

by Anonymousreply 47July 19, 2021 4:32 PM

IOC says there's no way the virus will spread outside the Olympic Village.


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by Anonymousreply 48July 19, 2021 7:45 PM

Did America's athletes bring their own food? Fukushima contamination is a concern.

by Anonymousreply 49July 19, 2021 7:46 PM

Toyota is over it.

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by Anonymousreply 50July 19, 2021 7:47 PM

It's going to be in the 90s F, and humidity will be 70%.

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by Anonymousreply 51July 19, 2021 7:48 PM

How many positive COVID cases have there been so far? Is there a running tally on the DL?

by Anonymousreply 52July 19, 2021 8:00 PM
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by Anonymousreply 54July 19, 2021 8:08 PM

At least 3 on the SA soccer team.

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by Anonymousreply 55July 19, 2021 8:09 PM

All told, 25 new COVID cases were detected among athletes and other people associated with the Games over the weekend, according to Olympics organizers, but two South African soccer players, the country’s Olympic Committee confirmed Sunday, were the first two athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for the coronavirus. Olympics officials said that another athlete had tested positive Sunday, but outside the Olympic Village. On Saturday, officials announced the first case inside the isolated area, an Olympics organizer visiting from abroad. The Olympic Village, which is located on Tokyo Bay, will house some 11,000 people for the duration of the Games.

American tennis player Coco Gauff announced Sunday that she had tested positive for COVID and would not be able to play in the Games.

Two other members of South Africa’s Olympics contingent have also tested positive in Japan: a video analyst for the soccer team, who tested positive upon arrival in Tokyo, and the country’s head rugby-sevens coach, who is with that team training in another city in the country. All who test positive for COVID at the Olympics must go into isolation for 14 days. Contact tracing is being implemented, as well as are a host of safety measures and restrictions. The rest of South Africa’s soccer team quarantined Sunday while awaiting results of additional tests. Sunday also brought news that eight members of Team Great Britain in Yokohama, including six athletes, had been ordered to self-isolate because they had been in close contact with someone who tested positive on Friday. They will all need to test negative twice over 48 hours before being allowed to leave isolation and rejoin their teams. South Africa’s soccer team is scheduled to play Japan on Thursday.

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by Anonymousreply 56July 19, 2021 8:12 PM

Damn. Insult to injury. Those in Tokyo testing positive have to quarantine for at least 10 days before traveling back home. Hope they get more comfortable beds.

by Anonymousreply 57July 19, 2021 8:12 PM

Who could have possibly predicted this?

Besides any sane person.

by Anonymousreply 58July 19, 2021 8:13 PM

The Japanese government is going nuts. Quite nasty behavior. Suga is conservative while Moon is liberal. Adds tension.

[quote] The announcement by Moon’s office came after the South Korean Foreign Ministry on Saturday summoned Japanese Ambassador Koichi Aiboshi to protest remarks made by another senior Japanese diplomat who, according to a local broadcaster, used lewd language with its reporters to ridicule Moon’s hopes about using the Olympics to improve relations.

[quote] According to JTBC, Hirohisa Soma, deputy chief of mission at the Japanese Embassy, said Moon would be “masturbating” if he thinks he would have a summit during the Olympics, saying Suga has more on his plate than just South Korea-Japan relations.

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by Anonymousreply 59July 19, 2021 8:17 PM

Did NONE of these dozens of positive athletes get a decent vaccine, or are they "breakthrough cases"?

by Anonymousreply 60July 19, 2021 8:26 PM

THIS JUST IN. (CNN alert)...can't help but wonder if reports from Tokyo are having an impact.

News Alert: Dow sinks more than 700 points as Delta variant fears hit Wall Street hard

Investors are getting spooked by the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases as the Delta variant spreads across the globe.

The Dow fell about 725 points Monday, a drop of 2.1%. The S&P 500 ended the day down 1.6% and the Nasdaq was 1.1% lower. This was the worst day for the Dow since a 943-point drop in late October, and it was the biggest decline this year.

Investors feared that the Delta coronavirus variant could threaten the US economic recovery. Shares of companies in sectors that were widely thought to benefit most from the reopening of the economy were hit the hardest.

by Anonymousreply 61July 19, 2021 8:33 PM

Good summary.

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by Anonymousreply 62July 19, 2021 10:02 PM

Remember when the IOC insisted on going ahead with the Olympics in Brazil despite its being ground zero for the Zika virus?

by Anonymousreply 63July 19, 2021 10:06 PM

Who the hell knows, but if they already have a several athletes testing positive, and most of them haven't even arrived in Tokyo yet, doesn't just figure that there are going to be so many more Covid-positive when everyone is there living together?

I guess I was naive. I really thought Japan would have it together more than it does. The U.S. handled the pandemic horribly, but we had a fairly good vaccine rollout program (not counting these idiots who refuse to be vaccinated). But after understandably having to cancel the Olympics last year, I truly thought Japan would have most of its population vaccinated by now if for nothing else to save the Olympics. But Japan is still struggling in getting its own population vaccinated. Why? Does Japan have a bunch of deplorables and right-wing whackos watching Fox like we do here?

by Anonymousreply 64July 19, 2021 10:26 PM

Any Japan experts? Why are they so dysfunctional now? That Japanese diplomat’s comment was crazy, too. Disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 65July 19, 2021 10:27 PM

Well, after all, they were all dying to go to the Olympics...

by Anonymousreply 66July 19, 2021 10:30 PM

I read that many of the athletes have been adverse to getting vaccinated due to concerns the vaccine would somehow affect their performance down the road. Seems illogical and not sure if it’s true, but it would be interesting to see if the ones getting COVID are vaxed or not.

by Anonymousreply 67July 19, 2021 11:20 PM

FUCK THEM because, you know...Pearl Harbor.

by Anonymousreply 68July 19, 2021 11:22 PM

This will end in tears. Locals are against this. I understand athletes, who,have trained hard yet staying there witj people from all over the world is a risk.

by Anonymousreply 69July 19, 2021 11:25 PM

R50 sensational decision from probably the most famous Japanese company

by Anonymousreply 70July 19, 2021 11:30 PM

Six Polish swimmers have been sent home from the Tokyo Olympics due to a heartbreaking administrative bungle. The Polish Swimming Federation has admitted that it sent too many athletes to the Games because of an admin error.

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by Anonymousreply 71July 19, 2021 11:31 PM

It’s incomprehensible that full vaccination wasn’t mandatory to participate in the Olympics.

by Anonymousreply 72July 19, 2021 11:35 PM

A Ugandan weightlifter is missing.

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by Anonymousreply 73July 19, 2021 11:37 PM

What an absolute shit show. They should have canceled the fucking thing.

by Anonymousreply 74July 19, 2021 11:38 PM

EU upset over swimcap rules:

EU politicians urge Olympics to lift 'exclusionary' ban on swim cap for natural Black hair

Exclusive by Luke McGee, CNN

Updated 6:31 AM EDT, Mon July 19, 2021

An anti-racist group of members of the European Parliament have accused the global sports community, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), of having "institutional structures and rules that exclude people of colour and Black women specifically."

In a letter to Thomas Bach and Sebastian Coe, presidents of the IOC and World Athletics, the Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup of the European Parliament said that the International Swimming Federation's (FINA) effective banning of the Soul Cap at international tournaments, including the Olympics, "reflects stigmatisation of Black hair and leads to institutional inequalities, especially targeting Black women."

Soul Cap, a UK-based brand, said that FINA refused to approve the swim caps designed for "thick, curly, and voluminous hair" because they do not "follow the natural form of the head," the company told the BBC.

by Anonymousreply 75July 19, 2021 11:39 PM

Bob Costas, who covered the Olympics for years, and his hairpiece said no one who wasn’t fully vaccinated should have been allowed in the Olympic village or allowed to compete in the games.

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by Anonymousreply 76July 19, 2021 11:49 PM

[quote]I read that many of the athletes have been adverse to getting vaccinated due to concerns the vaccine would somehow affect their performance down the road.

R67. These athletes could have gotten vaccinated in April. No one is asking them to get a vaccinated 10 minutes before jumping in the pool. If there were countries that did not have access to the vaccines, perhaps these countries could have provided vaccines for these Olympic athletes alone a couple of months ago.

R76. Bob Costas is right. No vaccine--no admission into the Olympics. This is insane to allow unvaccinated athletes and personal into any Olympic venue or into the country at all for that matter.

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by Anonymousreply 78July 20, 2021 12:16 AM

I'm goin on a gay camping trip for a week in August. There will be 200-300 guys at the camp location. The rule is no vaccine, no admittance into the camp grounds. You must show up with your vaccination card, and you must have received the vaccination at least two weeks prior to the first day of the trip. No exceptions.

This should have been the rule with everyone related to the Olympics and to Japan in general. No vaccine, no admission. No exceptions.

The amount of money, prestige and hard work that will be in vane and lost with no fans in the stands and now with some athletes having their Olympic dream ruined because of mismanaged vaccination policy and foolish athletes is utterly irresponsible especially after almost a year-and-a-half of knowing the science.

by Anonymousreply 79July 20, 2021 12:31 AM

R75 - there was a thread about that 'bullshit' swim cap story. They just weren't approved - the swim caps are not designed for competition and the owners put this story out as 'racist' in order to boost their sales. And it did.

Black swimmers have been using approved swimcaps for decades with no issues. They would NEVER use those Soul Cap swim caps - they're an awful design and not made for competition - just leisurely lap swimming.

Esther Williams swim caps with plastic rosettes on the side are also not approved.

Many swimsuit fabrics, designs, goggles and other items are also not approved - it happens all the time.

by Anonymousreply 80July 20, 2021 3:25 AM

[quote] I’d fake Covid to get out of this clusterfuck.

Unless they're being forced to compete by their country (some place like North Korea), no way would any of these athletes want to fake covid or not compete. They'd probably be more upset if the Games were cancelled/boycotted again.

There are athletes from the 1980 Games who are still bitter that they never got to compete.

by Anonymousreply 81July 20, 2021 5:55 AM

[quote] I'm goin on a gay camping trip for a week in August. There will be 200-300 guys at the camp location. The rule is no vaccine, no admittance into the camp grounds. You must show up with your vaccination card, and you must have received the vaccination at least two weeks prior to the first day of the trip. No exceptions.

So. no proof required that the campers are on PrEP??

by Anonymousreply 82July 20, 2021 6:35 AM


by Anonymousreply 83July 20, 2021 6:38 AM

[quote] There are athletes from the 1980 Games who are still bitter that they never got to compete.

Why didn’t they get to compete?

by Anonymousreply 84July 20, 2021 6:45 AM

^The US boycotted the 1980 games held in Moscow cuz they had recently invaded Afghanistan.

by Anonymousreply 85July 20, 2021 6:50 AM

Let them stay in Japan. I don’t want their variants when they return.

by Anonymousreply 86July 20, 2021 11:52 AM

Coco Gauff, American tennis player, tests poz.

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by Anonymousreply 87July 20, 2021 1:34 PM

I’m luv in’ it!

by Anonymousreply 88July 20, 2021 5:21 PM

Soon there won’t be athletes to compete.

by Anonymousreply 89July 20, 2021 6:22 PM

This event is more interesting as a big test of the various vaccines.

by Anonymousreply 90July 20, 2021 6:32 PM

Dr. Jill, don’t go.

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by Anonymousreply 91July 20, 2021 10:37 PM

R91 Don't need to worry about her since she will get the best medical care even if she catches anything.

by Anonymousreply 92July 20, 2021 11:37 PM

[quote] Who could have possibly predicted this? Besides any sane person.

Totally agree. Has common sense taken leave of out Gov leaders? Can they not just look ahead even 10 feet in front of themselves? I guess $$$Money$$$ Trumps all.

by Anonymousreply 93July 20, 2021 11:53 PM

Our (CZ) athletes were livid, that they could not go to the OG 1984 in L.A., because of those fucking Russians.

by Anonymousreply 94July 21, 2021 10:58 AM

R94 to R85

by Anonymousreply 95July 21, 2021 10:59 AM

Openly gay swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen will carry Finland’s flag in the opening ceremony.

by Anonymousreply 96July 21, 2021 11:10 AM

I really can't shake the feeling that this is going to cause a new variant.

I mean, the athletes aren't even likely to get a big old fuck-fest in the Village, and what's the point?

by Anonymousreply 97July 21, 2021 1:36 PM

It's just like in game "Plague Inc." when they have the Olympics in Brazil in the face of a spreading disease, and everyone leaves Brazil after, spreading to their respective countries.

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by Anonymousreply 98July 21, 2021 3:55 PM

Wow, they're holding it at just the right time! Thanks!

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by Anonymousreply 99July 21, 2021 3:57 PM

The U.S. women's gymnastics team is staying at a hotel instead of the Olympic Village, because they want to protect themselves from Covid.

Thing is, one of their alternates just tested poz for Covid. So they might be spreading it outside the intended Olympic "bubble", if they caught it from her and don't yet know, etc.

Good job, ladies! /s

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by Anonymousreply 100July 21, 2021 3:59 PM

🚫 There should never have been Olympics scheduled for 2021.

Just imagine what those Olympians from round the entire world will bring back to their homeland.

Stupid, selfish, immature, money driven people of the world ..... Why are you all in such a hurry to die?

by Anonymousreply 101July 21, 2021 4:06 PM

The Japanese Variant, Epsilon.

by Anonymousreply 102July 21, 2021 4:07 PM

[quote]Dr. Jill, don’t go.

Agreed, she and Joe should just send their best wishes and stay in the White House. We went through hell to get them there and I don't want either of them taking ANY risks. Or Kamala either.

by Anonymousreply 103July 21, 2021 4:13 PM

Eventually someone will return home in a body bag.

by Anonymousreply 104July 21, 2021 4:17 PM

I love the Olympics, especially the Parade of Nations, but I’m not sure I can watch with a clear conscience.

They’ve got 48 hours to pull the plug. Let’s hope someone gets some sanity. Although the genie is probably already out of the bottle.

by Anonymousreply 105July 21, 2021 4:25 PM

They're feeding athletes with food grown in the Fukushima disaster area. WTF.

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by Anonymousreply 106July 21, 2021 4:35 PM

Why have some people learned absolutely nothing over the course of the past year and a half?

by Anonymousreply 107July 21, 2021 5:31 PM

LOL good luck, Australia.

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by Anonymousreply 108July 21, 2021 6:12 PM

Tom Daley is going to be awfully disappointed if the games get cancelled. He looks like he's having such fun.

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by Anonymousreply 109July 21, 2021 6:14 PM

This event should’ve been canceled. Fuck, people just don’t want to stop the spread of this virus.

by Anonymousreply 110July 21, 2021 6:14 PM

US men's beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics, according to NBC News. Crabb is now the fourth US athlete to test positive for Covid-19.

by Anonymousreply 111July 21, 2021 6:17 PM

[quote]They’ve got 48 hours to pull the plug. Let’s hope someone gets some sanity. Although the genie is probably already out of the bottle.

The Games have already started. Softball and soccer matches have been played. They're not cancelling.

by Anonymousreply 112July 21, 2021 6:22 PM

The Covid Olympics will be memorable for all the wrong reaons.

by Anonymousreply 113July 21, 2021 6:25 PM

I don't want our athletes eating that radioactive Fukushima food. I really hope they brought their own. Korea and some other country did just that.

by Anonymousreply 114July 21, 2021 6:34 PM

They should have put it off for one more year. Yes I understand there’s $ involved but if the alternative is spreading Miss Rona all around the world again, take the hit.

I feel like the previous Japanese PM wouldn’t have let this happen. He looked like such a nice man. If I’m wrong please don’t disillusion me.

by Anonymousreply 115July 21, 2021 9:10 PM

[quote] I feel like the previous Japanese PM wouldn’t have let this happen. He looked like such a nice man

😂 just no

by Anonymousreply 116July 21, 2021 9:30 PM

Testing positive for cocaine is one way to get out of participating.

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by Anonymousreply 117July 21, 2021 11:18 PM

I get the outrage, but is there really that big a risk of athletes catching it and brining it back to their country? Surely they have to take multiple Covid tests and quarantine before returning home, no?

by Anonymousreply 118July 22, 2021 12:52 AM

I mean, that worked like a charm coming into Tokyo...

by Anonymousreply 119July 22, 2021 12:55 AM

Did anyone's Covid Vaccine ID Card state that the recipient of the vaccine was guaranteed 100% protection from the Covid 19 various and all variants for a period of one full year after the administration of the second shot?

Mine didn't.

by Anonymousreply 120July 22, 2021 4:52 AM

The various world strains are ready for the orgy to end all orgies. This is like a horror movie but we can’t stop it. I hate humans.

by Anonymousreply 121July 22, 2021 10:11 AM

I mean, it's not like it matters. NBC won't show anything but what happens to the Americans, and clearly with a huge tape delay because of the time difference.

by Anonymousreply 122July 22, 2021 11:57 AM

So much rot in Japan.

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by Anonymousreply 123July 22, 2021 2:59 PM

cancel the Olympics.

by Anonymousreply 124July 22, 2021 3:09 PM

R124 It’s too late now.

by Anonymousreply 125July 22, 2021 3:34 PM

Hope they quarantine the althetes for a month after this trainwreck...

by Anonymousreply 126July 22, 2021 4:57 PM

The people of a host city are never happy! Sports fan are only 10 percent of a population (if that).

R115 No he would not have, money talks.

by Anonymousreply 127July 22, 2021 5:04 PM

R111 Good he is a jackass who got away with being with underaged girls with a slap on the wrist..

by Anonymousreply 128July 22, 2021 5:05 PM

Covid with a typhoon chaser:

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by Anonymousreply 129July 22, 2021 5:34 PM

And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Japan, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.

by Anonymousreply 130July 22, 2021 5:43 PM

[quote]racist abuse from Honduran player

R8 Why should Germany care about Brown on Brown crimes?

by Anonymousreply 131July 22, 2021 5:46 PM

In the middle of the world they float, r129.

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by Anonymousreply 132July 22, 2021 6:26 PM

We all float down here...

by Anonymousreply 133July 22, 2021 7:09 PM

RedRum !

RedRum !

by Anonymousreply 134July 22, 2021 10:47 PM


The world wants to know if Jill is wearing stockings

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by Anonymousreply 135July 22, 2021 11:02 PM

Two Words .....

[italic] Breakthrough Cases

by Anonymousreply 136July 23, 2021 10:42 PM

then, they all go home to their countries and spread the Delta Variant.

This is fucking madness. like we couldn't postpone the Olympics.

by Anonymousreply 137July 23, 2021 11:11 PM

Which countries will win medals for Covid Cases & Death Counts?

by Anonymousreply 138July 24, 2021 12:17 PM

Our species is too stupid to live. There is no more rational thinking happening.

by Anonymousreply 139July 24, 2021 12:31 PM

Interesting reading for many of you.

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by Anonymousreply 140July 25, 2021 12:19 AM

I wouldn't make any big plans for Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 141July 25, 2021 2:53 AM

Jon Rahm, the Spanish golfer, has contracted Covid a second time well after his J&J vaccine.

by Anonymousreply 142July 25, 2021 11:25 AM

[quote] NBC won't show anything but what happens to the Americans

I hate the way NBC covers the Olympics! I didn’t realize just how much till I watched the 2012 Games on BBC via an illegal stream.

by Anonymousreply 143July 30, 2021 3:35 AM

Huge infection surge in Tokyo.

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by Anonymousreply 144July 30, 2021 3:42 AM

the silver medal for spreading a dangerous pathogen to the most people (which could have been prevented) goes to:


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