Tokyo Olympics may be postponed for a year or two


The Olympic Games, which were previously planned for the summer of 2020 in Tokyo, can be postponed for one or two years. The reason for this was the spread of coronavirus.


This was reported by the American edition of the Wall Street Journal, referring to the representative of the organizing committee of the Olympics from Japan Haruyuki Takahashi.

The decision to postpone the Olympics can be made if it is not held in 2020. Takahashi believes that I will not completely cancel the Olympic Games, their transfer is more likely:

The IOC will be in difficulty if they are canceled.

The expert believes that the International Olympic Committee will not postpone the Games for a period not exceeding a year, since in this case the Olympics would have to be held simultaneously with other important sporting events.

Takahashi considers the transfer of games for two years to be the most optimal, since the schedule of sporting events for the next year has already been scheduled, and it is quite tight.

At the moment, due to the outbreak of coronavirus, several qualification tournaments have been postponed, which are held before the Olympics. In addition, the NOC of Greece previously announced that the traditional lighting of the Olympic flame, which usually takes place in this country before the Games, will take place this year without the participation of spectators.
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  1. Honest Citizen 11 March 2020 11: 00 New
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    The Olympic Games, which were previously planned for the summer of 2020 in Tokyo, can be postponed for one or two years. The reason for this was the spread of coronavirus.

    Bullshit. Now Russia will come out with the initiative, and in Sochi everything seems to be in order - we’ll do it. And the virus - what garbage, overcome.
    1. Olgovich 11 March 2020 11: 32 New
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      Quote: Honest Citizen
      Bullshit. Now Russia will come out with the initiative, and in Sochi everything seems to be in order - we’ll do it. And the virus - what garbage, overcome.

      Not garbage, but the right decision.

      The virus is an unexplored still formidable danger: it returns to the recovered, there is evidence that the immune system is suffering irreparably.

      It’s better to overdo it ....
      1. Shurik70 11 March 2020 13: 42 New
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        And I think this is a chance to blame Russia for creating the virus.
        And impose new sanctions.
        Russia is not allowed to the Olympics, so, in revenge, they decided to disrupt it ...
        Is it logical
        wassat
        By the way, how old is Russia under sanctions?
        1. Machito 11 March 2020 14: 33 New
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          IOC will not cancel the Games. Who wants to lose the loot? Loot steers. Japan will twist hands.
  2. Hunter 2 11 March 2020 11: 00 New
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    Yes, I do not remember the precedent with the transfer of the Olympics. Today I looked at the statistics of the WHO, every day 4 thousand people get coronavirus. In total, more than 115 thousand are infected in the world.
    1. Nadsor 11 March 2020 11: 21 New
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      Quote: Hunter 2
      Yes, I do not remember the precedent with the transfer of the Olympics. Today I looked at the statistics of the WHO, every day 4 thousand people get coronavirus. In total, more than 115 thousand are infected in the world.

      What if the Russians won all the gold? laughing
      In general, China is now robbing godlessly on speculative funds and they have taken up Russia .. The brilliant operation of the Masons.
      We warned China!
    2. maidan.izrailovich 11 March 2020 11: 22 New
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      Yes, I do not remember the precedent with the transfer of the Olympics.

      In 1940, the Summer Olympics were to be held in Tokyo. But in 1938 (two years before the games), Japan refused. And then the IOC moved the game to Helsinki. After the start of World War II, they were finally canceled.
      The 1940 Winter Olympics "passed" along the same lines. They were also originally supposed to be in Japan (Sapporo).
      1. Hunter 2 11 March 2020 11: 33 New
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        Well, to conduct the Olympic Games during WWII (1940 onwards) clearly did not.
        I'm talking about changing the schedule of the Games in Peacetime. Baykot Games I remember - the transfer for some reason - No and It was not like that.
        I watched the news, the advanced fight against coronavirus is shifting to Europe.
        1. orionvitt 11 March 2020 17: 01 New
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          What games are there, it’s essentially a trifle. We live in an interesting time. Now, under the guise of a coronavirus, new economic, political, and psychological programs for managing people will be tested. And in many countries, this is already being dealt with with might and main, mainly by psychologists. Literate people immediately wondered why, due to the not-so-terrible virus, they inflated the universal problem. The conclusion is on the surface. I want to immediately congratulate the "blessed" West, on the end of their beloved democracy (although it has already arrived there long ago). The nuts are tightening now. laughing
          1. LiSiCyn 11 March 2020 20: 07 New
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            Quote: orionvitt
            Literate people immediately wondered why, due to the not-so-terrible virus, they inflated the universal problem.

            Are you sure that he (the virus) is not scary? what
            For example, I do not. And I live, very close to Europe. And first, I, too, was parallel to what was happening in China. But you see how everything has changed ... We already have one official. sad
            By the way, gauze bandages are not rich? Can you send a comrade? And then, we have everything ... request
            1. Hunter 2 11 March 2020 20: 19 New
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              Even according to WHO, the mortality rate from coronavirus is 3.4%. This is not taking into account the new "European" mutations.
              For comparison, seasonal flu mortality is less than 1%.
              Thailand - tightened the rules of entry, including for Russians. Strengthened sanitary control measures. (Latest virus news).
              1. LiSiCyn 11 March 2020 20: 29 New
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                Quote: Hunter 2
                This is not taking into account the new "European" mutations.

                Dirty Italians ... negative
            2. orionvitt 11 March 2020 23: 21 New
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              Quote: LiSiCyn
              Are you sure that he (the virus) is not scary?

              Slightly "worse" than regular flu. Looking at all this hysteria, I am sure of one thing that the world is sick with more terrible "diseases" than coronavirus. And the current "epidemic" has only revealed these "diseases" and contradictions. The most terrible "diseases" that are hiding from us in every possible way lie in the very structure and structure of society. And it doesn’t matter, in America, Europe, or China. Much easier, push everything to the "new virus." In my opinion, only a blind person cannot fail to see this. So, with gauze bandages, this is not treated.
              1. Ka-52 12 March 2020 09: 18 New
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                Slightly worse than regular flu

                A little bit? Coronovirus cannot be curbed even by such powerful preventive measures as the closure of entire regions. The Chinese were able to keep the situation under control only with mobilization, which we saw only in movies like "Epidemic" with Dustin Hoffman. When comparing with influenza, consider that the pathogenicity and virulence of the coronovirus is higher than that of the influenza virus. And also the fact that the flu can be defeated only by mass vaccination (about 70 million / year vaccinated only in the Russian Federation). So hat-making in the style of “no worse than the flu” and “all these are the intrigues of the liquid masses” hardly speaks of a balanced assessment
      2. bessmertniy 11 March 2020 11: 34 New
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        It turns out that Japan traditionally fails with the Olympic Games. what Maybe if they had not chosen Tokyo as the site of the next games, then the coronavirus would not have crawled out. wink
        1. tihonmarine 11 March 2020 12: 56 New
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          Quote: bessmertniy
          Maybe if they had not chosen Tokyo as the site of the next games, then the coronavirus would not have crawled out.

          Yes, and in the summer in Tokyo there will be large typhoons, according to the forecast. Tokyo is not the place to host the Olympics.
    3. carstorm 11 11 March 2020 12: 04 New
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      and the epidemic is Tipo has been going on for three months and 115 thousand 90 days .... 4000 people ... something does not converge)))
      1. Hunter 2 11 March 2020 12: 30 New
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        Quote: carstorm 11
        and the epidemic is Tipo has been going on for three months and 115 thousand 90 days .... 4000 people ... something does not converge)))

        What exactly bothers you? According to data provided by WHO, it turns out that the epidemic is gaining momentum. Schools were closed in the Czech Republic today and mass events are canceled (from the latest information).
        Moreover, WHO sets the example of the Chinese in the fight against coronavirus as a reference. Europe - criticized for not effective fight against the epidemic.
  3. Mytholog 11 March 2020 11: 05 New
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    There will just be time to drag the Anti-Doping Sharks through the courts.
    Unless, of course, this is really needed, and not just declared.
  4. bober1982 11 March 2020 11: 05 New
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    The good news is that you need to “tie up” with big sport, in its present form - all these competitions are not related to sport, only hucksters.
    1. Air force 11 March 2020 13: 17 New
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      This karma has overtaken all kinds of anti-doping agencies. And if I seriously agree with you, the olympiad has simply turned into a business and a political lever. But this is for the time being, with such movements, these Olympic functionaries will drop the prestige of the Olympiad and interest in normal people will disappear. The Olympics will turn into a tolerant competition of pharmaceutical giants, and various freak transgenders pumped up with various drugs will act as athletes. Already, American athletes are complaining that transgender people participate in the competition, even without gender reassignment, in fact, men who consider themselves women, and they perform in women's competitions and take away all the prizes and girls can forget about tickets to the competitions. And this is just the beginning.
      1. bober1982 11 March 2020 13: 32 New
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        The current athletes, that ours, that are not ours, live in their unusual, virtual world, they have no connection with reality and the world around them.
        Well, plus - the ones you mentioned ..... business, medicines, political leverage and freak-transgender people.
  5. Masha 11 March 2020 11: 16 New
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    in the form in which the Olympic movement is now located, it is generally not necessary to conduct it ... not farce games!
    1. cniza 11 March 2020 11: 28 New
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      This has long been a political tool that has even been taken away from business. hi
      1. Masha 11 March 2020 11: 30 New
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        love squeezed out insolently ... wink
        1. cniza 11 March 2020 11: 38 New
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          Yeah, in sweatpants with swollen knees. lol
      2. Barmaleyka 11 March 2020 13: 32 New
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        Quote: cniza
        This has long been a political tool.

        sport became politics as soon as they began to raise the flags of countries and play an anthem in honor of the winners
    2. maidan.izrailovich 11 March 2020 11: 33 New
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      ..not a farce game!

      World games of pharmacists.
  6. Graz 11 March 2020 11: 22 New
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    the next year, all competitions must be rescheduled, nothing bad will happen
    1. grandfather_Kostya 11 March 2020 13: 57 New
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      OI in a lean year is a bad omen. There will be no medals. No one.
  7. cniza 11 March 2020 11: 26 New
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    without the participation of the audience.


    Stop losing your mind ...
  8. rocket757 11 March 2020 11: 28 New
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    Here is such an infection, coronovirus!
    It seems like wars should stop \ retreat before the world holiday of sport and peace .... but the infection can impose ... a veto!
    1. bessmertniy 11 March 2020 11: 44 New
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      And so comes the understanding that international games and gatherings are becoming a tool for fomenting pandemics. Sober decision. But as if instead of one infection today, two or three new tomorrow did not appear. Today the world is so scared that in the future even the flu will be "bloated" to the level of global danger of a high level. hi
      1. rocket757 11 March 2020 12: 01 New
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        Of course, from the holiday of peace and sport, a commercial, politicized event has long been piled up .... EVERYONE tried soldier
  9. Lord of the Sith 11 March 2020 12: 20 New
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    But who needs that Olympiad, without Russia and without spectators.
    A waste of time, all the same, the Yankees rake in more than anyone else, they removed the competitors, the Japs fill them up a bit like the organizers.
    That's the whole "olympiad".
  10. Phil77 11 March 2020 13: 10 New
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    * The IOC and the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics did not consider the issue of postponing the 2020 Olympics * -on sports resources, in particular. * Championship *, * Sport-Express *.
  11. primaala 11 March 2020 13: 29 New
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    Tokyo Olympics may be postponed for a year or two
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    Generally cancel the Olympics !!! Why is it needed !? If WADA is completely Sorosos !!!
    All countries give the white flag, Russia to give primacy !!! ABOUT!!!
    1. Magog 12 March 2020 11: 33 New
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      The modern "Olympic movement of Pierre de Coubertin" does not at all resemble the Olympic Games founded by Christ. Competitions of pharmaceutical companies and political groups of states! Athletes are the hostages and slaves of this business and politics ... The Olympics is a way of calculating the Middle Ages for four years, inside of which, in antiquity, Games Pleasing to the Gods were held (as the book is called - read it!).
      1. primaala 12 March 2020 11: 53 New
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        Quote: Magog
        The modern "Olympic movement of Pierre de Coubertin" does not at all resemble the Olympic Games founded by Christ. Competitions of pharmaceutical companies and political groups of states! Athletes are the hostages and slaves of this business and politics ... The Olympics is a way of calculating the Middle Ages for four years, inside of which, in antiquity, Games Pleasing to the Gods were held (as the book is called - read it!).

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        Should I delve into the "chronology" ??? When the concepts (in the world) of honor and dignity have long been lost.
        The world does not stand still. The Olympics was conceived as a "stronghold" of rallying nations. And what are we observing !?
        Sports turned into a political field. Not knowing which side to strike the unwanted (sovereignty), they began to cowardly (the world organized crime group) humiliate Russian athletes. Those who went with a white flag, you can understand - WORK. (not sparing himself). And when I write this, I immediately realize - some may chuckle that they say ... "quilted jackets" in the wake of patriotism. NO!!! Russians, at the genetic level, are a noble people. WE are able to empathize. And fight honestly. DO NOT SHOOT IN THE BACK.
        1. Magog 12 March 2020 12: 06 New
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          Why then call this "Olympics" and nod to the traditions of the ancient "Olympic Games"? Christ conceived and organized, indeed, the noble games of sports art, and not only. He himself participated in them as an archer, athlete, recited his poems (psalms), etc. The new "goals" of modern olympiads lead to the corresponding results with doping, big money, advertising and dirty intrigues around sports. All this "movement" will inevitably soon bend ...
          1. primaala 12 March 2020 12: 57 New
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            What can I discuss !? when (it would seem) Yandex \ Russian browser.
            The question begs itself - is that the “boy” !? (in terms of ... WHO is behind all this chaos). For example: a comment was written by me in Yandex news.
            And what I see.
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  13. Dzafdet 11 March 2020 20: 42 New
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    Our doping was unfoundedly accused? Meldonium banned? So much for the answer. It's time to close all these useless competitions forever ....
  14. Zoomlion 12 March 2020 06: 43 New
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    But in Belarus with coronavirus everything is clear, no one is sick, everyone is healthy alive) No quarantines and other related activities. Another planet)