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JCC Arena 2020 Summer Olympics - Tokyo Japan

Discussion in 'Community' started by Sith_Sensei__Prime, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    I did a search and didn't find a thread created for this yet.

    Anyway, Russia is banned from the 2020 Summer Olympics.

    Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup
     
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  2. Juliet316

    Juliet316 7X Hangman & 3x Wacky Wednesday Winner star 10

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  3. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Very glad Russia as a country is banned, and that their clean athletes can still compete as Olympic Athletes.

    Mostly I am stoked to see Simone Biles continue her domination. I would love to see Sam Makulak actually get an Olympic medal, but he always seems to choke when he's close to getting one :( I saw the US national gymnastics championships here in KC this year and it was AMAZING seeing these people in person.
     
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  4. Juliet316

    Juliet316 7X Hangman & 3x Wacky Wednesday Winner star 10

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  5. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    .... ok. Boycott. That's literally only your loss, no one else's.
     
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  6. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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  7. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    Nevermind the sports; I'm just excited to see what Japan does for an opening ceremony.
     
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  8. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I mean, their little bit in Rio's closing ceremony was awesomely Japanese. So yes.
     
  9. Juliet316

    Juliet316 7X Hangman & 3x Wacky Wednesday Winner star 10

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  10. heels1785

    heels1785 Skywalker Saga/JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    good luck with that!
     
  11. Point Given

    Point Given Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Probably freaking out because Beijing is the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics
     
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  12. Luke02

    Luke02 Chosen One star 6

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    Unless they strip medals, how do you enforce that? And stripping medals for a (assuming) respectful political protest/talk is beyond redonkulous.
     
  13. Juliet316

    Juliet316 7X Hangman & 3x Wacky Wednesday Winner star 10

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  14. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    I'd be more concerned about security than I would be over political protests. Korea is on a virtual map only a stone's throw away from Japan, and Lord knows they've made threats in the past.
     
  15. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  16. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah, me too, I think that it will be incredible.
     
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  17. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    So Canada and Australia have withdrawn. How long before they're cancelled?
     
  18. heels1785

    heels1785 Skywalker Saga/JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    too long. but as of this morning, postponed for up to a year.
     
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  19. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apparently, a big part of the delay in announcing a postponement had to do with the legal contracts and large sums of money. If Japan canceled or postponed, they would owe billions of dollars to IOC for breaking contract. Or, if IOC canceled or postponed, they would owe billions to Japan. They had to reach a "mutual agreement" so that neither side was out a ****load of money as a result.
     
  20. Juliet316

    Juliet316 7X Hangman & 3x Wacky Wednesday Winner star 10

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  21. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    At the rate we're going they'll still be eligible for the 2020 olympics.
     
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  22. Juliet316

    Juliet316 7X Hangman & 3x Wacky Wednesday Winner star 10

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  23. dp4m

    dp4m JCC Playoff Pick 'Em Winner, Also a Narc star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Totally fake news.



    So therefore I expect the cancellation to occur in the next couple of weeks...
     
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  24. Luke02

    Luke02 Chosen One star 6

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    Agree @dp4m I really don't see how they can have them in six months. I feel horrible because Tokyo would been a great place to have it and they have spent billions setting up for it but it looks to be a no go.
     
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  25. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I disagree. I think it's very possible. In the UK for instance now more people have been vaccinated than have had the virus.

    I think we in the US are biased because of how bad our rollout has been. But hopefully with an admin that cares in it will get better and by July an Olympics will be fine to go.
     
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